BGO's and other with practical knowledge regarding admission should (IMHO) never use the term 3Q for USNA applicants. Other academies use and will inform the 3Q status, the USNA does not. So, it is frustrating that every year we see USNA applicants fussing about their 3Q status because the term keeps being brought up and the legend keeps forwarding. I believe the prior class profiles can give applicants a gauge to see if they are on the right track in being well rounded and at their peak performance in those areas. The matrix of grades/academics, class standing, SAT/ACT scores, athletics, leadership, etc is where applicants should focus. Lets stop using the term 3Q to help applicants be less focused on a term and qualifiers they can never know about. USNA doesn't publicly use the term (when communicating to applicants), so it shouldn't be thrown out there for applicants to stress over.