Nominations to USNA

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by taymcg12, Jan 28, 2016.

1. taymcg12Member

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I was wondering how much the odds of an appointment offer change once you have received a nomination? I received my Congressman's nomination in the mail today and am now just waiting to hear back from the medical board. I should be good to go on that part. So how many candidates nationwide that receive noms and are triple qualified am I competing against?

2. USNAhopeful88Member

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At summer seminar the admissions rep for my region (Illinois) said that roughly two thirds of all nominated plus triple qualified candidates are admitted

3. taymcg12Member

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Wow! I guess I am a bit closer than I realized

4. usnabgo08USNA 2008/BGO10-Year Member

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I am not sure what the numbers are this year....but based on the numbers reported by Admissions, the average of the last two classes is about 43% (the trend has been going on for about the last 5 years). Meaning if you are triple qualified (some know and some don't) and have a nomination, then there is a 43% chance of an appointment, if you go STRICTLY by the numbers (i.e. don't consider slate winners and where one fits in the overall list in the national pool). Compare this to about almost a decade ago, it was about 72%. So for future math majors, if the numerator (i.e. the number of appointment offers) doesn't change drastically year-to-year, then the denominator must of increased in order for the appointment rate to decrease, which means the number of those being scholastically (triple) qualified has increased (since the number of nominations doesn't drastically change year-to-year and most of those who are triple qualified obtained a nomination).

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Is there an SAT minimum score for being scholastically qualified?

6. usnabgo08USNA 2008/BGO10-Year Member

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No...the scholastic qualification is decided by the Admissions Board.

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No? or if there is on it is not published?

8. usnabgo08USNA 2008/BGO10-Year Member

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No...because "it depends" on the whole person. It is why USNA always talks about the whole person and there isn't a line drawn in the sand. It is highly recommended to be 600/600, but that doesn't mean a candidate below that won't receive an appointment. I guarantee that anyone who asks this question at a USNA forum will receive a similar response.

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I read somewhere on here that each Congressman can nominate ten people for each SA. Is it true that one of these ten (I guess the "best" one of the ten) definitely receives an Offer of Appointment?

10. Capt MJ5-Year Member

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Keep searching and reading, especially the stickies at the top of various forums. There are many detailed threads on how many "slots" might be available. MOC can use various methods, some of which involve choosing a principal nom. USNA determines if they are qualified from there. A candidate with a principal nom, or any nom, must also meet USNA criteria for admission, some of which are transparent, and some are not.

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Do you think you can post some links? I'm not exactly sure what to search for, I keep getting results for waiting for Nominations. Thank you for your reply.

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Didn't read every word, but very interesting. It really brings to light how important the BGO interviews are.

15. murfthesurfMember

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This Paper is a goldmine in terms of understanding the 'mechanics' behind the decision making process that leads to an offer of Appointment.

Within the Admissions Office, the staff is broken down into Regional Teams. These Teams may identify candidates who are not competitive and who do not appear likely to compete successfully for an appointment to the Academy or any of the Naval Academy preparatory programs.

Notification to uncompetitive applicants is made early in the admission cycle. If a candidate’s WPM is less than 57,000, with few exceptions, he/she is found not qualified; if the WPM is 70,000 or higher, the candidate is considered exceptionally well rounded and may be Qualified Early (QE).

Candidates who are QE, will be considered for Letters of Assurance (LOA) which assures that they will receive an offer of appointment if all of the following requirements are satisfactorily completed by 1 March: - complete the medical examination - been granted requisite medical waiver - have a nomination for an early offer of appointment - completed a Blue and Gold Officer interview or - passed their Physical Aptitude Examination Based largely on the WPM, the Admissions Board determines which candidates to recommend for appointments.

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I like this one:
"Once the candidate application package is completed the Admissions Board examines the package and assigns a “Whole Person Multiple” (WPM) value to each candidate. Factors used to calculate the candidate multiple are listed here in order of ability to predict success at the Naval Academy, from greatest to least: high school rank, SAT-M or ACT Math, Secondary School Official Recommendations, SAT-V or ACT English, Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) (athletic), ECAs (non-athletic), Career Interest Survey, Technical Interest Survey. In those cases where the school does not rank, the GPA is converted to a class rank."

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What does triple qualified mean exactly? Sorry...

18. goforspaatzUSAFA c/o 2020

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Look up the acronym stickie - super helpful. 3Q is when you are academically, physically (CFA), and medically (DoDMERB) qualified.

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(1) Pass the CFA
(2) Pass the DODMERB physical or have a waiver