A common theme stressed over and over again throughout all of the threads here is to complete the application as early as possible. Around what time of the year is considered early? I understand that the logic behind this is that appointments to West Point are made on a rolling basis. However, it seems as if most nomination applications are not due until the end of October, and I would imagine nominations are not made on a rolling basis. If a nomination is necessary to complete your application, how would having all of your materials completed so early give you any sort of advantage? Hopefully my train of thought here makes sense. Some candidates seem to be really pushing to complete everything now, and I want to assure that I'm not falling behind in the process. Thank you!