Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by candidate415, Mar 24, 2015.
For example I live in San Francisco, how would this influence my application?
Yes and no. If you happen to live in a state where there are very few candidates then possibly an easier chance to get a Nom. San Fransisco is a large area with lots and lots of candidates. California is traditionally a very competitive state. Remember that the Nom process and the qualification process at USNA are two different things that are totally separate from one another. Your application will be reviewed by USNA and scored without regard to your MOC district. If you do go to a competitive school, USNA will know that as your school profile is considered.
I think I understand what you are saying...
So being from a competitive state has more impact on you getting a nom?
I read in another thread that NWL or National Pool appointment haven't gone at yet. So the score on that list not affected by a bunch of people from your HS or state already getting appointments?
I believe your WCS is calculated without regard to other people on the list. @Pima can confirm this, but assuming you have a nomination, having a high WCS will put you closer to the top of the national pool, no matter how many other people from your school or state already have, or are in line for, appointments. There are four USNA-appointed students from DS's high school for the class of 2019 - even though Virginia is a very competitive state (candidates generally only get one nomination because the congressional delegates spread the wealth), schools in Northern VA are among the best in the country, and it's not unusual for districts to have 6 or 8 candidates with appointments. I have always thought this was because the excellent schools tend to produce kids with a high academic component (counts for 60%) of the WCS, so they have an advantage in the national pool.
Is there any " formula" as to how many appointments are given to each State, or is it strictly based on scoring. Also does having more than one nomiation count fr anything! I know only one is required, but all 3 are documented on his application file, obviously he still has no BFE ( or TWE!!!) eventhough his app was completed in Dec, and and last nomination recorded Jan 31. Will the 3 nominations help in the pool?
Yes your WCS is solely based on your scoring. There is no formula for how many appointments are given to each state or district. Remember just because someone in a district gets an appointment doesn't mean its charged to that MOC. There are Presidential, VP, SecNav, Supts Noms too. Exactly what MammaMia is mentioning. This is how places like Northern Virginia can get 6 or even more candidates appointed from one slate. Only 1 is charged to that slate, but many others get appointed from other sources. The top 150 off the NWL will be appointed. So the higher a WCS, the better off one is. 3 noms is great as it means more sources to be charged to.
Thanks NavyHoops! A little encouragement this late in the game goes a long way! He has his heart set on USNA, but fortunately has Plan B covered . Prayers for all those waiting!!
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