Waiver Granted- what are the chances?

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  1. tf00002

    tf00002 Member

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    I was recently granted a medical waiver for USMA. This may be a difficult question to answer, but generally speaking what are the odds of an appointment?
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  2. Motorguy

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    Congratulations on the waiver that was the hardest part. Since West Point even granted you a chance for a waiver means they felt you are very competitive for a spot or they would have never offered you that chance. Best of luck!
     
  3. USMAcand9821

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    Congrats! A waiver does mean you are competitive (a nomination is what makes you competitive I believe) but there is no way of guessing your chances just by knowing you received a waiver. Well I guess you could look at acceptance stats of previous classes. So if you are qualified with a nom you have a little less than a 50% chance of an appointment—much better than that 10% you see on google! If you are 3Q'd then now all you do is wait and submit as much good stuff to your portal as possible.
     
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    They wouldn't have sent in for a waiver unless they thought you would be a good addition to the Corps, so congratulations on that part. As for acceptance, your chances are fairly high. I would get in contact with your field force rep and discuss it with them for more information.
     
  6. USMA 1994

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    West Point requesting a waiver on your behalf means you are competitive on the slates that you have received a nomination for. You need to have a nomination, your packet approved by the admission committee and pass the DODMRB physical to be qualified for admission, hence the term 3Q.

    We are in the last few weeks of the waiting game. All of the competitive slates close at the end of this month and they will start to finish filling the class.

    Remember you compete against the candidates from the same nomination source, which is most likely your MOC. If you do not win that competition, you then go to the National pool where it is a more difficult competition.

    There is no way to know how competitive you are on your slate. If you are the top ranked candidate on your slate, your odds are very good, if you are the third ranked candidate and one of the candidates above you accept, then your chances just got much less. Your RC knows this information and may give you some idea. I would suggest emailing him and asking the question. "Now that may waiver is approved, how competitive am I on my MOCs slate?"
     
  7. tf00002

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    Hi guys thank you for all the info. I'm a little concerned about my nominations. I have 3 noms. to USMA. However, I have spoken to my senators/ congressmen and they have said that my state does not submit any principle nominees. I was told I was the most competitive in my state but who would I be competing against?
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  8. USMA 1994

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    Having three nominations is a very good place to be. Assuming the each of the nominations submitted the full ten names, you will compete against the 9 other individuals from each of your MOCs. Once the application period closes at the end of the month, they will evaluate your WCS against the 9 others and the candidate with the highest score will get an offer. You get to compete three times as each MOC slate is unique.
     
  9. jagger19

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    As far as I know, being 3Q'd and the number one in your slate is as good as a Principle Nomination, but I think I'll have to defer that to someone more involved in the admissions process.
     
  10. tf00002

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    So this may be a dumb question, but are the Academies required to select a candidate from every MOC slate in each state?
     
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    I don't think the academy is required to unless it's a p nomination however they tend to try to get one from each MOC I believe
     
  12. USMA 1994

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    When the application window closes, they will resolve every MOC slate. As long as one person is fully qualified on a slate, the academy will make an offer to that individual. That is how the class is filled.