Is this a valid nom?

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  1. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    ive heard people talk about principal and slate nominations and such but I am not 100% sure what it means.

    I received a letter today from my congressman saying "I have nominated you to the Naval Academy".

    Does this mean I am nominated? or am I simply on a slate and still competing for a nomination?

    thank You,
    Nick
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    You have a nomination, not an appointment.

    You have received one of his 10 nominations.

    You are still competing for an appointment from the USNA.
     
  3. jennyp

    jennyp Parent

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    Nick, "slate" refers to the ten individuals nominated by that MOC. They may nominate ten for each open slot they have at the academies. You are on a slate of nominees, competing for an appointment.
     
  4. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    How do you know?
     
  5. CandidateInSD

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    Because that is the protocol for nominations prior to appointments being offered.
     
  6. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    So I am competing against 10 others for an appointment?
     
  7. CandidateInSD

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    Actually, you are competing against a few thousand. Unless you are a MOCs principal nomination or the candidate with the highest WCS (whole candidate score)on a ranked slate then you can and will be placed into the national pool with all of the other nominees.
     
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    Perhaps this might help.

    Nominations average around 5,000 each year.

    Of those 5,000,approximately 2,000 of them will be 3Q.

    Of those 2,000 that are 3Q and have a nom, 75% (around 1,500) will get appointments.

    Courtesy of Luigi..
     

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