I do believe the candidate must have completed near 40 or 50% of their application before there is a BGO interview. Maybe a BGO can clarify...Reach out and contact him/her. He/She will let you know when its time to interview.
Admissions wants BGO interviews completed early, but many BGO's wait until the candidate shows substantial progress before conducting the interview.
I am a BGO ...The official word is that a BGO interview is considered overdue once the Candidate completes the entire packet (100%). Beyond that, it is a matter of personal preference and policy. Some BGO's like to interview early. Personally, I reach out to my candidates as soon as they are posted on BGIS, introduce myself and offer my assistance, but tell them that they need to show substantial progress on their application before I will set up an interview. I would expect your 40-50% was your son/daughter's BGO's own threshold --mine is a bit higher.I do believe the candidate must have completed near 40 or 50% of their application before there is a BGO interview. Maybe a BGO can clarify...
100% agree.If the candidate is not motivated enough to do their own follow through then they unsuitable for success at USNA.
That's a pretty good rule of thumb. The reason is usually twofold. First, the BGO wants to know that the candidate has a reasonable intention of completing his/her application. Lots of folks never get beyond sending their SATs. Second, the BGO wants to know the candidate has put as much effort into the process as the BGO will. It's important to understand that interviews take a lot of time for the BGO -- usually at least an hour for the meeting, sometimes travel to and/from, and then probably another hour to write up the interview. Before the BGO spends those 2+ hours, most want to see that the candidate has spent some of his/her time on completing the package.My sons BGO wants to see that at least 50% of his application is submitted before scheduling his interview.