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Rolling Admissions

rjrzoom57rjrzoom57 Registered User Posts: 377 Member
edited February 2007 in Naval Academy - Annapolis
Can anyone speak to the issue of the release or timing of appointments? I've heard for example that some nominees are looked at first; Presidential etc. We're most interested in the process for triple Q'd candidates that are competing for a slot based on MOC nominations. Is there a regional or geographic element to the timing in terms of states they look at first? The reason we are asking this is most appointments we have seen posted from CA for example, vs. other states. Since there isn't a lot of data to go by, it could be something as simple as these are the only kids posting right now.

Do they go down a list that has been ranked on the basis of "whole person score" and/or does the timing of MOC nominations play a roll?

My son is competing for a slot in Massachusetts; he was contacted by his BGO a few weeks back to let him know he was scholastically qualified, with his waiver-able (eyesight) medical he was triple Q'd. He received his nomination from our Congressman in December. So what is left is the wait....

As a side note, I don't know if anyone else can weigh in with more data, but our MOC had about half the number of candidates this year, at least compared to the previous 2 years he posted on his press release history. In theory, (depending on their triple Q'd status), he's competing against 5 other nominees for a slot(s). To make it more interesting, according to the MOC's administrator that handles SA nominations, they have 2 open slots at the Naval Academy.....
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Replies to: Rolling Admissions

  • itlstallion422itlstallion422 Registered User Posts: 344 Member
    To the side note:
    Admissions people will always tell you that congressmen always have a certain amount of slots, however, this is not nearly enough to fill out the class. In my class alone there are 9 people from my congressional district. While I realize that not all have congressional noms from my Rep, most do, as their are not too many senatorial noms to go around in big states. When congressional nom interviews were held for my district, there were already 4-5 candidates with LOAs. Personally, I had to go elsewhere for my nom, mostly based on the fact that the LOAs took up many of the 10 noms my congressman could give out. My case aside though, there are still several classmates from my district who got a nomination from our Rep.
  • KrypterKrypter Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    That's because if you receive a nomination, and the Congressman/Senator's number of midshipmen at the academy is full, then that Academy appoints you through their system, and don't count you as one of the "congressmen/senator's midshipman". That might not make sense, but I read it somewhere, can't remember where though.

    That's why people always say that you just need to get the nomination.
  • usnadad10_mausnadad10_ma Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    rjrzoom57 -

    What congrsessional district in MA? As a plebe parent from MA I gladly offer any insights if it helps.
  • rjrzoom57rjrzoom57 Registered User Posts: 377 Member
    We are part of the 1st congressional district; Representative Olver. Thanks for the offer, we may take you up on that, especially if my son gets an appointment.
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