Are any of the nomination types preferred over the others?

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  1. Nomide

    Nomide New Member

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    I recently began my application for USMA Class of 2021 and I was wondering which nomination I should attempt to get. Would a congressional nomination increase my chances more vs. a service-connected nomination request or ROTC nomination request (I received a 3-year AROTC scholarship to UofM)?
     
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    A MOC nomination is the best, but to maximize you chance of an appointment you should seek a nomination from ALL the sources you qualify for
     
  3. Nomide

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    If I apply for multiple nominations and receive more than one do I have to pick one to use or could I submit all of them separately? The reason I ask is that I am out of school now and in order to receive a congressional nomination I would need letters of recommendations from my professors which I wouldn't be able to get until I start college in the fall however, I could do a service-connected nomination now.
     
  4. brovol

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    You don't pick. They are all a potential key to your admission . Seek at least your congressman and both senator's nominations. Each nomination is a spot you are competing to win. Each MOC can nominate up to 10 candidates, but only one candidate will be awarded that MOC 's spot. Thus, you want as many moc spots as possible to try to win. You may be nominated by three MOC's, but not get an appointment from any of those nominations. In fact, that is likely true with many who have earned nominations, if not the vast majority.

    Each nomination is like a lottery ticket, and the more you have the better your odds are of winning.
     
  5. brovol

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    ...and the other nomination sources, like presidential, put you in a larger pool of candidates, with limited spots, so don't assume that because you have that automatic nomination you are good. That isn't the case at all.
     
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    Work on the letters of recommendation. The application process is filled with obstacles all along the way. It is a game of attrition. Find a way to win.
     
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    ...i think if you are a gradating HS senior you can get letters of recommendation from your HS teachers.
     
  8. tsolomo1

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    Hey Nomide, I'm class of 2020, getting ready to go to Beast, and I can tell you from experience to apply to every single nomination source you are able to apply to. I opened my application incredibly late (October 1st) and the only nomination deadline I didn't miss was the ROTC Nomination. I was a 4-year at a SMC and was fortunate enough to get my appointment through that nom source. It was an incredibly nerve wracking few months waiting to hear back considering only 20 candidates a year get their appointments via ROTC Nom (both ROTC and JROTC) so absolutely go for your Congressmen and Senator's too!
     

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