Do different districts hear back from West Point at different times?

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  1. ArmyKid4

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    Or is it by state/region? Thank you.
     
  2. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    From what I understand a district's (unranked nom slate) vacancy can only be filled once all the candidates on the nom slate complete their file.
     
  3. grad11

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    West Point makes their decisions on who to let in on a rolling basis (i.e. not everyone at once). Once the nominations are sent in from the congressional offices, West Point can start to make their selections. I have worked with a lot of candidates over the past few years and one thing I always tell them is that no news right now is not bad. Some of the better candidates or unique candidates have heard back on admission, but traditionally there are still a lot of spots to fill at this time of the year. Don't give up hope just beacause someone in a different area has heard back from West Point. Keep improving your file and keep positive.
     
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    nominations

    If a Senator nomination appears twice(same number), does this mean there are two slots to be filled for that one Senator? I would think it an error but other nominations have been added leaving the duplicate listing above.
     
  5. BigNick

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    Each Member of Congress-MOC- (Senators and Representativers) can have 5 people in each Service Academy. Normally each MOC has one vacancy per year. However, if they have a person graduate and/or seperated early from West Point for some reason, they could have two vacances in a given year.
     
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    so is that reflected on the portal nominations if one senator is listed twice?
     
  7. BigNick

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    I am not sure about the portal, but a MOC with two vacancies can nominate 10 people for each vacancy and let WP determine which two get the principle nominations (vacancy winners) or he could just nominate two principle nominations.
     
  8. MemberLG

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    I believe so. Your nomation should be something like XX### (i.e. MD612). First two letters are for you state, first two numbers defines senator or congressman. I don't know what the numbering convention is for a big state with more than 9 congressional district. For example, for Maryland, Senator Cardin is MD621 as he is the junior senator. The last number supposed to be the vacancy.

    So if your senatorial nominations have different last digits, more than likely your senator is filling two vacancies this year.
     
  9. buff81

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    I don't think that the last digit (the 2 in the above example) is visible to candidates. Unless things have changed, that is only visible on the database that FFRs/MALOs see. Maybe a current candidate can confirm this.
    Just didn't want a candidate to wonder why they couldn't see that last number if it wasn't there.

    Two scenarios:
    1) it could be an entry error by WP
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    2) your MOC could have two vacancies and you were on both lists and therefore received 2 noms from that MOC.
     

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