Admissible status + 3Q + Nomination and improved ACT scores

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Blake3348, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016 5-Year Member

    Jun 13, 2011
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    I know its impossible to give out "chances" for anything, but what is the difference between being "admissible" (as my liaison said I was moved to) as opposed to "competitive" with a nomination. I am 3q'd and hoping to receive the primary slate nomination from my congressman, Ralph Hall. His office supposedly takes a while to convene and send out their nominees, so I still haven't heard yet.

    Also, I raised my ACT scores up substantially since I was deemed an "admissible" candidate (27 to a 30) with a 31 math and 30 english score. How does this directly effect my candidacy for admission? Does it "move me up" amongst admissible candidates to receive an appointment?
  2. MI4980

    MI4980 5-Year Member

    Nov 4, 2011
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    I'm just a candidate too so anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt. (And hopefully, a more experienced forum member can confirm what I say)

    When I submitted my scores and transcripts, I received an email from my liaison advising me to send in a passport to confirm my citizenship to the US, which I had only recently earned. Along with the email, I was given a screenshot of my application status. I don't know whether this was intentional or not, but I noticed that my status was listed as "admissible."

    My scores are definitely above average (35 ACT and 3.96 UW GPA), so I would assume that "admissible" is a good thing? I believe it's a tier above "competitive." This is just speculation though. Congrats on your new ACT score! And raising your ACT should increase your WCS, so it would be logical to reason that your application would me "moved up."
  3. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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    Admissible is a step up from competitive-
    however -
    some admissible candidates will not get an appointment while some competitive candidates do because of nominations.

    Competitive means that the candidate has a reasonable chance of admission.
    Admissible means that the candidate has a stronger chance of admission.

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