best time for nominations?

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  1. garand102

    garand102 New Member

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    Hi, currently I'm a sophomore in high school and am extremely curious, when is the earliest and best time to apply for nominations because I want to get a head start in the race for my chance to attend one of the amazing academies? Also what is a good number of nominations since I am eligible for at least half of them? And one final question, would it help if I get a recommendation from my JROTC senior instructor since he was a professor at an academy at one point?

    Thanks for taking your time to read all of this! :smile:
     
  2. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

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    Your nomination sources have specific directions for how/when to apply. If you go to a senator or congressman's website and look under student services or constituent services, you'll find the directions. There are also directions for filling out JROTC nominations on the USMA website. All of these will be done your senior year (or the summer prior).
     
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    Thank you so much! I was starting to get paranoid on what to do but you just helped clear things up!
     
  4. Craig

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    NOMS

    Some of the websites may say CLOSED right now and not indicate a date. Many MOC sites open in the Spring of your Junior year. Initial application to an Academy is DEC-JAN, depending on which on you are looking at. Apply and compete for all NOM sources you are eligible for. Take nothing for granted. Take your SAT and ACT early Junior year and see which test you prefer best. This summer is a great time to put in daily SAT/ACT practice. Take a practice test once every week or two and then study your weak areas. Familiarity is a huge part of taking the exam. Good luck on your journey.
     

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