Discussion in 'Nominations' started by uscgphibltcol76, Dec 15, 2009.
What does 3Q'd or triple-Q mean? I have seen both references here and have no clue what it means?
It means that you are triple qualified: scholastically, medically and physically.
To be considered for an appointment, one must be 3Q'd and have a nomination.
Scholastically = everything in your application: grades, test scores, EC's, recommendations, class rank, etc.
Physically = passing CFA
Medically = passing DoDMERB
Let's say someone has all of the above (triple Q'd) and has a nomination (to 3 SA's) that is not a principle nomination. What are the chances percentage wise of receiving an appointment?
Ummm, not really,
For USNA class of 2012:
3 Q'd Nominees: 2196
Offers of Admission: 1537
Not bad odds once you have reached that point!
How do you know when you are 3Q'd? I've got all my scholastic stuff in, have my MOC nomination, passed the medical, and now I'm wondering about the physical part. I'm a two sport athlete (football and baseball) so should I be worried? I was around average in my CFA, with pull ups being my lowest (5). Everything else though was a little above or below average.
Edit: I actually found this thread in the USAFA section. http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=9727. By what flieger83 said, I'm pretty middle of the pack....at the time I took my test, it was probably the healthiest I could have been, since I was beat up a lot playing O and D line in football. Plus, I wanted to get the results in to complete my app, and not have to worry about it later...
I'm Top 5% in my class, 4.10 GPA (calculated by admissions), a student body officer, and again a 2 sport athlete (team captain in both). My SAT scores were M 660, CR 640, W 600, and ACT a 29.
Do you think I'm ok?
I'm not really worried about the physical part anymore, but do you get a notification if you are 3Q'd through the mail or something?
Can anyone help me out?
Your liaison officer (BGO/MALO/ALO) should be able to tell you, or if you call admissions at the academy. I've heard of people at Navy getting 3Q'd letters in the past, but don't think I've seen any this year. They did send out a lot of Scholastically Qualified letters. If nothing else, your liaison can tell you if you passed the CFA or not, and you should know about Dodmerb from the website or a letter. If you're particularly concerned about one area, you can always call your Regional Director/Counselor at that academy and just ask!
Sweet! Thanks. I did talk to my ALO, and he said I pretty much dont have to worry about my CFA. Academically and Medically I check out as well.
So I guess I'm 3Q'd! Thank you for the quick response!
I've been wondering the same thing. I do 3 sports but was never notified about my physical qualification. I did my CFA at summer seminar and haven't heard anything about it since.
I believe my daughter's BGO told her she'd met all 3 qualifiers. She received a letter about being scholastically qualified to compete for an appointment, a 2nd letter about being medically qualified to compete and her BGO told her that her CFA scores (also taken at NASS last summer) were very good and not to worry about re-doing it. I don't think a letter ever came specifically stating 3Q'd. Is the CFA date noted on your CIS page?
I have a primary nomination from MOC and confident that I meet all 3 Qs, does that mean I should be soon recieving an appointment?
3Q'd not so much
OK after reading this I need a little clarification. My son has NOM, Has qualifying ACT scores, Passed CFA, has been Med Q'd, but GPA is a little below the 3.5 minimum listed in the Catalog for USNA. However he explained the events that precipitated his lower GPA in his essays. Does this mean he can not be triple qualified? Moderately confused here.
js, I wouldn't say he can't be 3qd, and this year they didn't send out 3qd letters from Navy from what I'm aware of, and the academic qd letters were sporadic at best. I wouldn't get hung up on the term. I would ask his BGO about it though, for peace of mind.
falcon is correct, do not get hung up on the gpa.
Your child will get a WCS, and although PAR is 60%, 40% will come from other factors. It is the WHOLE package. A candidate that has a 3.49 may get an apptmt before the candidate with 3.94 because they have EC's that show they are more rounded and not book smart.
Academy life is not just classes, it is a full time job, the SA's like the candidate who has time mgmt under their belt more than the candidate who got great grades because they lived, and breathed academics.
Finally, with all of that stated remember how the system works...highest WCS on the slate wins the apptmt.
Thanks Pima and Falconchic88 that helps(as I wipe the sweat from my brow). The BGO told him he is exactly the kind of person the Academy is looking for and was highly recommending him. So I guess thats a plus.
I am glad to help, and believe it or not the BGO/ALO rec is part of the WCS.
So would someone who does a variety of sports, clubs, and community service activities be a prime candidate after are found scholastically qualified?
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