Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by cathfam, Apr 2, 2013.
I have a quick question. If a QNS is received is prep school still an option?
Not likely. QNS means the candidate was qualified with a nomination. Being "qualified" implies that the candidate met the academic standards. My understanding is that Prep School is intended for those who are not academically ready but have strong leadership or other qualities that the academy is interested in. It is essentially a year to improve test scores and become prepared for the academic challenges of West Point.
The path forward if you get the TWE is to execute Plan B and reapply next year.
Contact your RC, they can offer some insight.
QNS = no offer coming this year. The only point in contacting your RC is to ask for your file to be moved to the next application cycle and there is little point in doing that until this summer. If you got a QNS, plan to take the SAT and/or ACT this spring. That will help set you up for success next year and press hard on your senior year classes to push your class rank up. Send in your final transcripts.
I'm so sorry. Take a moment, then regain your composure. You have to hold your head high, you qualified they just didn't have enough seats. I'm sure you have Plan B set and going full force ahead with it. Again, I encourage you to re evaluate and re apply.
Your character is forged through adversity!
Push Hard, Press Forward
I am sorry to hear that news! Remember that so many qualified, exceptional people get turned away every year. By reapplying next year so are showing perseverance and dedication!
I was wondering how you were informed that you were QNS.
USMAPS is for those not 3Q'd. However, for civil prep you must be 3 Q'd with a nom. So, civil prep is still an option. I would certainly contact your RC ASAP and ask about Civil Prep. Though I believe most civil prep offers have been offered, though I certainly could be wrong.
If your RC was considering you for CP, they would not have sent QNS.
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