Is it too early to seek nominations now if my son will graduate 2017? Thanks for your help

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  1. Grateful

    Grateful New Member

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    My son just came back from a visit at the Naval academy and is very sure 100% this is for him and he want to serve his country. He has known this since 8th grade. Thanks for your help. We have already looked at each of the nomination sites and have the dates to be completed. We see that he can apply starting in September of 2016 for possible admission in Spring of 2017.
     
  2. afmom2020

    afmom2020 Member

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    You can submit an application this December/January for the summer seminar. Then you can use the same login info to update his information during the spring of his junior year through the fall of senior year.

    For the nomination, you need to wait until next year. Depending on your MOC, the application process can start anywhere from July to September.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    There will be a time when your MOC will open his application process as afmom stated above. Ours used to run from July 31st onward through Oct 31st but I am no longer sure of the dates. Check your MOCs website or call to be sure. If you applied now in the middle of nom interviews, etc., well, it would be a waste of time and talent and might just annoy enough people to make your child a "stand out" later on.
     
  4. Ted&Gladys

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    Sounds like you are already getting good advice. Our congressman holds information sessions in the spring for students interested in nominations to service academies, so it would be worthwhile for you to periodically check your MoC's website in case he/she does the same. For what it's worth, our MoC's application opened in June for an October deadline; however, they made it clear that there was no advantage whatsoever to applying early. Frequently students get new information early in their senior year that may strengthen their application (leadership position, honors, or new test scores). The main thing at this stage is to familiarize yourself with your MoC's requirements and process; all information that should be available on his/her websites.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Everyone has posted great information. To expand on Ted&Gladys, normally MOCs don't change their application procedures significantly from year-to-year (although they could) unless that MOC will be leaving office. So, it is a good idea to look at what information the application (presuming it is posted on their MOC site) asks for, because it is likely to be same/similar information.
     
  6. Coach62

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    Go to the summer week long sessions of all 3 if you can. My son went to the Air Force one convinced that was where he wanted to go. Then he went to the Navy one and it changed his mind, he felt it was a better fit. My point of course is to check out all 3 just to make sure one of the others isn't a better fit.
     
  7. time2

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    The subject line asked a different question from the body of your message, so you may get various replies. For those in h.s., you apply for your MOC NOM during your senior year. You can certainly start to learn about the total application process at any time.
     

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