What Days of the Week Does USNA send out Admission Decisions?

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  1. Dabakkim

    Dabakkim Member

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    I know that the Naval Academy Admission Board meets almost every Thursday, so when would the candidates be notified of their admission decision? Like would they be notified right away or after a few days?
     
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    It took about a week to get an email after being called by Congressman on the Appointment. Portal was updated the same time as email. Then about 1 week to get the nice hard copy Appointment Certificate with a nice photo of the Naval Academy. So after the Board makes a decision, about 2 weeks to get a nice hard copy in your hands! I hope this helps!
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    There are three types of notification: acceptance (USNA or NAPS/Foundation), turndown, and Waitlist. The process above is generally how it works for USNA acceptance, though some never hear from their MOC.

    Turndowns and WL notifications can come any day of the week. In the past several years, there seemed to be days when a large number of turndowns occurred, but there was no particular day of the week when this happened. That may or may not occur this year. WL notifications tend to come out quite late in the process -- often in April.
     
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    I was wondering about this, too.

    If someone is turned down, will they hear from USNA this far ahead of the decision notification deadline (April 15)? Or is it the sort of thing that from now through early April, the only candidates who'll hear anything are those who are offered admission.
     
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    Actually, I just read usna1985's response on another post, and I think I got the answer to my question.

    Thanks!
     
  6. usslloyd

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    So, for those of us sitting here waiting PATIENTLY, is it the actual USNA Nominations/Appointments Committee (i.e. second phase), that actually meets every Thursday? Any idea of the process? - does your Admissions Counselor have to re-present your file? Is there any order that they look (e.g. 3Q with nomination, now that they are in); are they just looking at an already-determined WCS or is the whole file reviewed again to make the appointment decision? I know there are thousands under review, just wondering how they do that?
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    There is a downside to the information age. Just sayin' . . .

    The Admissions Board meets every Thursday. I'm sure there is an order to their review, but only they know it.:rolleyes: Some candidates with completed packets may wait months; others are reviewed pretty quickly. Remember that this board determines whether a candidate is "scholastically" qualified (that includes grades, scores, teacher recs, etc.). That, plus medical and CFA qualification + a nom makes a candidate eligible to compete for an appointment.

    The above process is different than the one that decides who receives an appointment. This process is more complicated and, to my knowledge, it's not limited to the Thursday meetings. It involves looking at MOC slates and determining, based on WCS, who "wins" that slate. Ditto with other nom sources. Once that's done, they have to look at the National Pool and select the 150 most qualified from that. And so on.

    Bottom line . . . there is zero chance for you or your BGO to predict when in the process you will hear from USNA, other than it will be prior to April 15. If recent years are any guide, MOST appointments will be extended in the next 6 weeks. MOST turndowns for those with noms will come after March 15. The only folks who can give you much more insight reside in Admissions.
     
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    And they ain't talking!
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    Agree with all above, including the danger of too much (or too little) information. When I saw the question about meetings every Thursday I was just trying to clarify regarding the original committee deciding qualified or not, versus the nominations and appointments committee. On the latter, I was just curious about the process now that nominations are in, and I think usna1985 answered that. (though I was looking for an older thread on this)
     
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    Based on the pace of notifications in earlier years, can we estimate that we are nearing the 50% mark?
     
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    Does it matter if your Moc sent noms in on 1/20/18?
     
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    The deadline for them, as well as candidates, is Jan. 31. So it only matters in that the MOC provided the slate in time.

    I don't think anyone other than Admissions has any basis for commenting on that. Some folks like to draw conclusions by looking at the number people who post in the appointment thread by a particular date. But there is no way to determine whether those who post inthat thread are representative of the overall pool of applicants so that info is really meaningless in terms of your question.
     
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    Thursdays at 3PM. :D
     
  14. Dabakkim

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    Is that 3pm in Eastern Time or Pacific? Sorry for all these questions.
     
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    It's a joke :) relax.
     
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    Thanks for that.
     
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    Just stirring the pot ....trying to get Angels dancing on the head of a pin. I can picture 3000 applicants glued to their phone at 3 pm on Thursdays now! Its a regular reggae party this year. :band:


    Here's a Public Service Announcement for all those waiting to hear ...... Be Patient. You are not going to hear any sooner or faster because of anything you see on this Forum, and realistically, very little of what you see here will change your chances of Admission. Your record is established when you send in the Application. What is done with that is purely in the hand of Admissions.

    While I understand the desire to understand the process, you should keep in mind there is probably a good reason for the lack of transparency in the process. With the exception of some statutorily mandated requirements, the Admissions process is fluid. What one candidate or parent experienced a year or so ago may no longer be relevant.
     
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    time2 10-Year Member

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    Many applicants are in the same position as the OP. Honestly, obsessing about the date/time/frequency that admissions meet serves no purpose and just because they meet doesn't mean your specific application was reviewed.
     
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    My DS has two noms, and has been told by his BGO that he has been rated scholastically and CFA "qualified" (at least that is my understanding), but we have nothing yet from DODMERB following our response to their info requests (we tried to be proactive and include a current medical examination that showed DS to be fine, along with the records DODMERB had requested). So DS is not medically qualified, nor has he been DQ'd. I expect this is not the first time this issue has arisen (to say the least), but how, if at all, does this hurt DS's chances? In other words, if his app is deemed "competitive" (which I assume means essentially assured of appointment if 3Q'd? something less?), and he is DQ'd, but not for say another month or six weeks--I have no idea what DODMERB's backlog or timeframe is--does that delay make the Admissions Board less likely to look into a waiver? Does that kind of wait hurt his chances at being No 1 on the slate(s)? Does it cause him to lose out on the Nat'l Pool positions? A lot of questions, I know, but thanks for any insight.
     
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    ^^^
    In short, USNA does not need the candidate to clear medical to decide it wants to offer an appointment. However, the candidate must be medically qualified in order actually to offer an appointment. The true deadline is I-Day (in practical terms, at least a few days before).

    If they really want him and his medical is still up in the air, they can give him an LOA, contingent upon his clearing medical. This usually occurs with a medical condition that USNA believes can be resolved prior to I-Day and/or that they're willing to waive. I've seen it happen with two candidates who needed a certain amount of time following surgery. They received an LOA pending medical clearance. One cleared and was appointed. The other didn't and received a TWE.

    Alternatively, they could hold up the slate for a bit to see what happens. There are still a lot of folks who haven't cleared medical. In my experience, I've not seen delay of a medical issue derail an appointment, UNLESS the issue is one that cannot/will not be resolved prior to I-Day or is something that they know they will not waive.