National Waiting List?

dddad

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I am current 2Q, and just received a medical waiver. So I expect a 3Q letter shortly. Will the 3Q letter contain information regarding where I am placed?
If you already received a 2Q letter, you may not receive a 3Q letter. And, even if you did receive a 3Q letter, it would not tell you where you are on the list. That simply is not how it works. You just need to be patient. Once 3Q with a nomination, you could be offered an appointment almost immediately or have a months long wait. Just no way of knowing. I won't mention the other possibility. Let's stay positive here!
 

SA2026hopeful

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If you already received a 2Q letter, you may not receive a 3Q letter. And, even if you did receive a 3Q letter, it would not tell you where you are on the list. That simply is not how it works. You just need to be patient. Once 3Q with a nomination, you could be offered an appointment almost immediately or have a months long wait. Just no way of knowing. I won't mention the other possibility. Let's stay positive here!
I just got notice of my waiver, so I assume that means I am 3Q’d. I also have a nomination. I appreciate your feedback and hope for an appointment soon 🤞.
 

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That they have submitted everything and that the results of what are submitted are sufficient to qualify for admissions. For example, if you submit your CFT scores and they are not high enough for an appointment, then you may have submitted everything/completed the uploading of documentation, but you will not be judged as 3Q.
 

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What exactly makes an applicant 3Q then?
- Medical (DoDMERB), found to meet standards or has been given a waiver
- Physical (CFA), passed
- Academic and all other factors (the big umbrella)

USMA seems to tell its applicants whether they are fully qualified or not.

Fully qualified + nomination = eligible to be offered an appointment. Of course, every year, there are hundreds who are fully qualified with nom(s), who are not offered an appointment.

Stay positive, focus on what you can control, tend alternate plans, finish this academic year strong, enjoy family and friends. After all, if this works out, you have about 5.5 months left as a full-time resident at home and the pattern of your life then changes dramatically.
 

MK2001

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- Medical (DoDMERB), found to meet standards or has been given a waiver
- Physical (CFA), passed
- Academic and all other factors (the big umbrella)

USMA seems to tell its applicants whether they are fully qualified or not.

Fully qualified + nomination = eligible to be offered an appointment. Of course, every year, there are hundreds who are fully qualified with nom(s), who are not offered an appointment.

Stay positive, focus on what you can control, tend alternate plans, finish this academic year strong, enjoy family and friends. After all, if this works out, you have about 5.5 months left as a full-time resident at home and the pattern of your life then changes dramatically.
My DS is 3Q with nomination - what is the timeframe for information in terms of NWL?
 

Ramsrule

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There is a wonderful thread on the NWL in this USMA forum. The NWL is EXACTLY where you want to be right now. It is the list of applicants from whom appointees will be selected. Now you wait. Keep faith. (it is not a 'waiting list' like other colleges--in which you are not accepted and have to wait for someone to drop out--this is not that at all, it is the reverse it is the pool of people who are more likely than not to get accepted. Further, it would be beneficial and less confusing if USMA would change the term; however, the language is enshrined in Congressional doctrine so unlikely to change...so we must accept that really, the NWL is the place to be at this point in the year.) Soon appointments will be rolling out in a big way--and then they will trickle off by 1 May. You are here for the long game. Brace yourself and keep faith.
Just received my appointment today, thank you all for the information and help.
 

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What exactly makes an applicant 3Q then?
3Q = Qualified Academically, Qualified Medically, Qualified Physically (CFA)

Once a candidate's file has been qualified in all three areas, the candidate is 3Q, whether or not they receive a letter stating such. Ideally every 3Q candidate should receive a letter informing them they are 3Q and placed on the NWL. However, sometimes candidates do not receive the letter, but it has no bearing on their candidacy.
 

jebdad

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3Q = Qualified Academically, Qualified Medically, Qualified Physically (CFA)

Once a candidate's file has been qualified in all three areas, the candidate is 3Q, whether or not they receive a letter stating such. Ideally every 3Q candidate should receive a letter informing them they are 3Q and placed on the NWL. However, sometimes candidates do not receive the letter, but it has no bearing on their candidacy.
Thank you for clarifying. I was pretty sure both of my cadets never received a 3Q letter and were in first wave of appointments each time.
 

SA2026hopeful

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If you already received a 2Q letter, you may not receive a 3Q letter. And, even if you did receive a 3Q letter, it would not tell you where you are on the list. That simply is not how it works. You just need to be patient. Once 3Q with a nomination, you could be offered an appointment almost immediately or have a months long wait. Just no way of knowing. I won't mention the other possibility. Let's stay positive here!
Just got the 3Q letter this morning!! Hoping for an appointment soon.
 

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- Medical (DoDMERB), found to meet standards or has been given a waiver
- Physical (CFA), passed
- Academic and all other factors (the big umbrella)

USMA seems to tell its applicants whether they are fully qualified or not.

Fully qualified + nomination = eligible to be offered an appointment. Of course, every year, there are hundreds who are fully qualified with nom(s), who are not offered an appointment.

Stay positive, focus on what you can control, tend alternate plans, finish this academic year strong, enjoy family and friends. After all, if this works out, you have about 5.5 months left as a full-time resident at home and the pattern of your life then changes dramatically.
If you have all green on your portal and your WP field office says you are competitive and they look for you to hear something by next month can you assume that would mean you are 3Q even if you haven’t received a 3 Q letter
 

SA2026hopeful

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If you have all green on your portal and your WP field office says you are competitive and they look for you to hear something by next month can you assume that would mean you are 3Q even if you haven’t received a 3 Q letter
West Point will add PDF documents (official correspondences) which can be found on the left side of the Home Screen in your portal . That is where you will find a 3Q letter, if you have one. That is also where you will find any notices of waivers or additional information.
 
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