Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Astef67, Mar 11, 2015.
I've had different answers to this question.
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I think it helps because it gives admissions more places in which to plug a candidate into a slate.
I have the same question. How do the academies view a candidate with three nominations?
This is actually simpler than you think.
Candidate Smith has 3 nominations.
Candidate Jones is on his slate for the Congressional Nom. and wins the appointment. Charged
~ Candidate Smith is still in the running before they hit the national pool because they have Sen. A and B.
Candidate Brown is on Sen. A slate and earns the appointment via WCS. Charged.
~ Candidate Smith still has Sen. B before they hit the pool.
Candidate XYZ wins Sen. B. Appointment. Charged.
~ Candidate Smith is on their way to the pool....wait!
Candidate XYZ declines the appointment and now Candidate Smith with the 2nd highest WCS is charged.
You need to understand charging to understand why 3 nominations help you when it comes to appointments.
It is true the more slates you are on, the better, but there are states like VA, MD, CA, TX, NY that are notorious for only offering 1 nomination. It does mean that someone with 3 nominations in another state is more competitive it just means their MOCs don't talk!
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So, if your only nom to Naval Academy is the Presidential, how does that work? I know they only take so many... Maybe 100 is what I have heard. Do they take the top 100 WCS and then the rest jump in the pool? I also think I have heard they don't have to take 100?
There are typically 700-800 candidates with Presidential noms, so I would expect finding 100 is not a problem.
I need to rephrase this. I assume there are plenty of kids with Presidential noms especially with the extended conflicts we have been in. I guess what I am really still confused about even though I am sure it has been answered multiple times. If all you have is a presidential nom to the naval academy, how do they award the presidential nom appointments? Is it just 100 that they want, the top 100 WCS or some other factor in deciding? We live in what I think is a fairly competitive area and at our MOC event there were only 1 or 2 kids with multiple academy nominations. My son got one to the USAFA, but we are still hoping that with the presidential nomination he is not out of the game for USNA and USMA. I am sure it is a tougher road, but just trying to entertain myself as we wait and figure out how this works
I don't think anyone knows the answer to your question. To be honest, the only requirement is that at the most, only 100 appointments can be charged to that nomination category. Other than that, USNA has a lot of room to decide the "how" those occur, presuming they are triple qualified and are eligible for the presidential nomination. A lot of factors probably go into which one they choose. What I would suggest is to not worry about the odds or figure out the Chinese math, rather know that your DS is still in the running until told otherwise.
Thanks! I know it doesn't really matter in the end. Just trying to entertain and distract myself with anything at this point. I am sure you guys get tired of these questions, but I appreciate the patient and educational answers that are given. Patience is not my strong suit, but I am working on it
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