Pilot, artist, USNA '27
- Jul 21, 2021
Sorry to hear about your TWE for last application year but in my experience candidates who went to FVE had a high chance of going to the academy as long is nothing egregious with their application. Think about it, the academy spend thousands of dollars fly you out, feed you, and house you. The logistical planning of that is insane - not to mention the paperwork that needs to be sent up - so the fact the the Admissions Board did that for you shows that they truly want to invest in you. If you weren’t qualified, admissions wouldn’t have picked you plain and simple. They see value in you and want you to succeed at their Academy. Best of luck on your journey and hope you get a letter of acceptance.
Sounds corny but getting a TWE was a very good experience for me in hindsight. I am much more academically competitive now than I was a year ago. I thought the same thing that they must see something, but I don't know what they saw since my Candidate Kit wasn't even submitted and my SAT was a 1270 at the time. Don't get me wrong, I hope it does mean that, and that I am favorable for an appointment....
FVE was practically a perfect week (and I got to skip a week of college ) - my only issue was knowing some of the younger candidates may have trouble managing expectations given what many said.
The bottom line is I don't know until I get an appointment offer. Until I get one, I have no clue. Just gotta wait