Congressional Nominations?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by aviatordream, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. aviatordream

    aviatordream Member

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    I was wondering, if you recieve a congressional nomination, is it for a specific academy, or does it cover all of the service academies? I've been told to apply to USAFA, West Point, USMMA, and USNA, but I really want to go to USNA and I don't want to risk getting a nomination somewhere else before one for the Naval Academy. If the nominations are for a specific academy, should I apply for a congressional nomination for just USNA? Thanks.
     
  2. NamD

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    Usually, when you apply for a nomination, the application form will ask which Academy you are applying to OR rank the Academy's in order of importance.
     
  3. Spanky58ggpt

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    MOC nominations are academy specific. Some may offer nominations to multiple academies to a single candidate, depending on number of applicants, number of slots available in a given year and other variables. It is good to focus on your desired path but along with a specific goal it is good to have an alternate plan of reaching the goal. Numerous threads have addressed to pros and cons of various approaches to the nomination process. Just remember the nomination is only part of the admissions process. While there are general truths in regard to how the process works, it can vary from MOC to MOC. DS received nomination to first choice from senator, received nomination to choice 1, 2, and 3 from congressman. Senator #2's office called to confirm he had a nom and an LOA. Once he told them that he did, they elected not interview him. Others have had different experiences and I would simply be guessing to try and explain their outcome. This forum is a wealth of information and time spent researching here was one of the most valuable aspects of DS's experience.
     

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