I have a couple things I want to ask regarding the nominations. Do they have to be in state? I'm in New York but I have connection with congressmen in Texas. Don't get me wrong I'm still applying for nominations from my congresswoman and my state senators. Speaking of my New York congresswoman, she said on her website, " I accept nominations postmarked through November 1st from residents of the 14th Congressional District of New York who wish to attend one of the Service Academies beginning in July of the following year." Isn't November 1st a tad late considering the fact I want to get my application done very early?