Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Smith56, Sep 10, 2013.
Has the Board had its first Selection Meeting?
Yes. They met for the first time last Thursday the 5th and will met every Thursday until they are done.
Wondering if BGOs know if a candidates application was reviewed?
Generally we do not get that information unless Admissions advises that they need the BGO interview or some specific contact with the candidate. At least that has been my experience over the 20+ years I have been a BGO. Some AC's and BGO's may have closer contact with Admissions personnel and get a heads up more frequently.
wonder when the board will start sending out letters
On the BGIS, I see the results of the Admissions Board, and it only tells me if the board found the candidate to be qualified academically. It is my understanding that the Admissions Board does not send out any letters to candidates. Instead, they make a recommendation to the Superintendent to offer an appointment to USNA, offer NAPS, offer Foundation or make no offer. If a candidate is qualified academically, and is also qualified Medically and Physically, then the Supe can offer an Appointment. The vast majority of these offers of appointment come out by letter from the Supe to the Candidate in March/April - even if the candidate went before the Admissions Board much earlier.
To add to the above, there are LOAs (Letters of Assurance), offers of appointment, waitlist letters and turndown letters. Only some candidates receive LOAs; some have already gone out and they will continue to go out through probably February.
Offers of appointment typically start going out in October (for LOA candidates with Pres noms) and run through April 15 (for almost all candidates). Turndown letters start going out after Jan. 31 and continue through April 15. Waitlist letters are sent by April 15.
Also, offers of appointment required being Triple Q'ed AND having a nomination. However, not all those who are Triple Q'ed with a nom will receive appointments.
The Office of Admissions appoints candidates in the name of the Superintendent (and President of the United States). The Supe does not look at ~1500 recommendations and make the final appointment decision. The Supe is only directly involved in the process if his/her nomination will be used for a candidate and for those needing a medical waiver.
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