Just because the admissions committee reviews an application and makes a decision doesn’t mean an appointment will be coming. The board determines if they are qualified or not. If they are qualified it then goes to the Noms & Appointment board. This is where they start to slate candidates. If your DS is on a MOC slate that is unranked, he could be waiting until USNA makes a determination on who the slate winner is. An appointment could happen any day and all the way until mid-April. Most hear my late March. Also just because they asked for that info doesn’t mean that the package will immediately go back before the board. Once an appointment is offered they usually contact the MOC and give them a few days to call an appointee before they update portals.
My DS also got a request for 7th semester grades shortly after his nomination from our senator, while we were waiting for the semester to finish to submit those grades he was awarded a principle nomination from our congressman. Finals are this week, with the grades in next week, his grades should be all A's, possibly one B, Will the principle nomination be the deciding factor?
The nomination has little to do with whether or not the admissions board votes to extend an Offer of Appointment to the candidate.
Sorry, I confused you and @usna1985 . We seem to be in full agreement.1994, not sure I actually commented on the C in anyway. Just commented on how the board works and a few scenarios on how an appointment can be revoked. The C issue comes up every year and it’s a mixed bag of responses.
I did not know that the Admissions Board gave that much weight to a Principal Nomination.
Thank you so much for your advice. I really needed some direction on what to do and how to explain myself in case they did ask.I have no info to help you, but let me say this. Good for you for taking AP Physics 2! My DS did too (junior year), got a C the first semester (his only C ever), and then ended the year with a B. So far, he appears to be still in the running with USNA. He was one of only a few students in his school, which is a top ranked school, who ventured to take that class, so perhaps that is your situation too. AP Physics 2 tends to be a very difficult class, but you challenged yourself and pursued an interest when presumably you did not need to do so and so many of your classmates likely opted for a easier road. If you are asked to send your mid-term grades, I would recommend you have your counselor send them and add an explanation regarding that class at your school, its difficulty and how many students are in the class. Then end the year strong! Good luck.