JROTC Nomination to USMA?

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  1. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    I recently received two letters from USMA. One letter was congratulating me on receiving an ROTC nomination to USMA. My schools JROTC unit is an Honor Unit with Distinction, so apparently we get to give out a few nominations. This is good, because I haven't heard back from the Senators and my Congresswoman yet.

    However, the second letter was a bit more worrying. It notified me that, although I was fully qualified for admission, that I had been placed on the national waiting list.

    Based on what I know about the admissions process, there are only 80 spots open for ROTC nominations, and, unless I am mistaken, I'm competing against college students from ROTC programs around the nation.

    What does my being placed on the wait list mean exactly? My best guess is that it means that, while I didn't get a ROTC slot, I will be able to compete for a general nomination slot that is left over after all the congressional, presidential, vice presidential, and service connected slots are filled, but I'm not certain.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    I think this is right (but if it's not, I know I'll be corrected!): The principal noms will get their appointments, LOA recipients anywhere on a nom list will get appointments, and then the remainder of the class of 2014 will be filled by order of merit from the National Waiting List. Do not be alarmed; you are not in a bad place...this is a good thing!!
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Actually there are only 20 spots for ROTC nominations

    correct

    If you have questions about your letter, please call your Regional Commander. He will be more than happy to hear from you and help you out.
     
  4. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    Thanks. That really puts things in perspective.

    I popped off a letter to my admissions guy the day I got the letter(Saturday), and I'm hoping for a response sometime this week.
     

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