Percentage of candidates with nominations to those without

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Tweester777, Jan 24, 2011.

1. Tweester7775-Year Member

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I was wondering if there was a percentage of candidates with Nominations to those without one who are offered an appointment.

I know it varies with each candidate because of the credentials, though is there a percentage like: 85% of people with nomination received an appointment or like 75%?

2. Nateman155-Year Member

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If you don't have a nomination, you cannot get an appointment.

3. futureAFA5-Year Member

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Are you asking what percent of people with nominations get an appointment?
In that case 2253 people were “qualified candidates” for the class of 2013, and had 1667 people given an offer of an appointment.

If you are asking what percent of the admitted dont have nominations, that would be 0.

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^yup

5. Tweester7775-Year Member

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I have a nomination, I just wanted to know a percentile and from you you guys said, that's about 74% so thats pretty good.

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Appointments are the area where it gets confusing because 75% sounds great, yet at the same time you need to comprehend the system.

EX: A candidate with 4 noms from the same state as a candidate with 1 nom, probably has a greater chance of an apptmt, because before he/she hits the NWL they had 4 slates to get a direct apptmt.

The candidate with 1 nom, has 1 chance before the NWL.

That is not to say the 1 nom is less likely to get in, just to say why everyone says get every nom possible.

You can have 4 noms and still not get in.

WCS matters for each and every slate. A cadet with a lower WCS on a different slate can get in while the higher WCS candidate gets the thin envelope.

Stats matter, but when it comes to the AFA, geographics matter too.

They do not draw a line from a national perspective at 75%...above in, below out. Geographic 1st, National 2nd.

In VA, 75% do get the apptmt with only 1 nom, because when they are placed into the pool, their WCS is high enough on the list to be above the live. It isn't uncommon for a slate of 10 to have 9 or 10 of them get in. Now if you are from Idaho, with 1 nom, the odds probably decrease dramatically. (NO offense to ID).

It really matters on how competitive you are from a WCS.

If I were you the question would be do the MOCs hand out more than 1 nom...aka talk, because if they do and you only got 1, the next question is how will you fare against other candidates from your state that got every MOC available?

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