Hi, last year I applied to my congressman's office and was hoping to receive a nomination to the naval academy, but instead received a nomination to the merchant marine academy. Unfortunately, I didn't think much of the nomination to the merchant marine academy and decided to turn it down, since I had wanted the naval nomination since the beginning of high school. Now I'm in a regular in-state school here in georgia and realize that the merchant marine academy would have been a great option for me. The lifestyle at this regular civilian school just doesn't fit me. Now I'm wondering since I'm already into my first semester at this college, but have a desire to attend the merchant marine academy, is my nomination still valid or do I have to re-apply to my congressman's office again? If the nomination is still valid, is there anyway I could transfer out this semester? If you were in my position, what would you suggest? - Many Thanks!