Letter of Assurance (LoA) without Nomination

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  1. OperationFreedom

    OperationFreedom New Member

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    Just had a quick question. I received a Letter of Assurance to the Unites States Naval Academy for the class of 2020. This is a Conditional Offer of Appointment meaning, I just need to obtain a nomination. Unfortunately, I was unable to receive a nomination to USNA (I tried all my available options in applying for one).

    Can anyone inform me about the superintendent's nomination (sups nom) because I have read online that I can be competitive for one of those. I know this forum is not a "chance calculator", but is it likely that an LoA Candidate without a nomination receive a superintendent's nomination? (Therefore fulfilling the final requirement for an appointment).

    I know that LoA's are not given out lightly or easily especially if it is not for a Varsity Recruitment. If any additional information is needed in understanding my situation, please feel free to ask questions.
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    No one honestly can give you an answer to this question. USNA will look at things such as Supt's Nom and VP Nom (if you applied for it), but as you are well aware both are small in number. I think all you can do is wait it out and see if they are able to find you a Nom. Hang in there and good luck.
     
  3. 5Day

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    I would hope you have applied for a VP nomination also, because that is still an opportunity to get a nomination. As for a superintendent nomination, I know of no published criteria for getting one of those nominations. So there is still a chance.
     
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    Yup, also applied for a VP Nomination. And thank you.
     
  5. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    What date was your LOA?
     
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    OperationFreedom New Member

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    Mid December of last year
     
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    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    Wow, that was very late for an LOA.
    Did you do any MOC interviews before the LOA?
    What State?
     
  8. OperationFreedom

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    Yes all of them in fact and I am from Virginia
     
  9. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    An LOA *after* the MOC Interviews? That is a real tough one, Matt; I am not being flippant when I say really I don't know what you can do.
     
  10. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    I think NavyHoops is correct on waiting. You still have an opportunity from your VP nomination. As far as the Supe's nomination there are normally < 5 a year (last year only 2) and they aren't reserved (only) for recruited athletes.
     
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    Good luck to you.... Obviously you're a strong candidate if USNA gave a Virginia kid an LOA! Not that it matters, I'm just curious what district you're from. Hope to see you on IDay!
     
  12. Row2020

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    No expert - but they might they offer prep since no nom is needed? Good luck!
     
  13. ClimberGirl

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    I received LOA's to USMA and USAFA (USAFA didn't come until December, USMA was in September). USMA has been my number one choice for a while, so pursued a nomination there and told my nominators that if given a nomination I would attend USMA, so I did not get a nomination to USAFA. USAFA called me saying that they had found me a nomination, but I was not interested being that I had already accepted my USMA appointment. Moral of the story: if they wanted you bad enough to give you an LOA, they will probably find you a nomination. Never hurts to call and speak to someone though.
     
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    Also, my USAFA LOA came after all of my nomination interviews AND I had already received letters from all of my nominating sources about my nomination to USMA (received 2 letters from my senators saying they wished to nominate me but had already been nominated by another source and more than one nomination would not be helpful, received my nomination from my congressman who had apparently submitted my nomination very early to beat the senators offices who had held interviews weeks before). I would call your regional liaisons officer and express your desires to attend, hopefully they can work something out for you!!
     
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    My BG Officer said that I should just sit back and wait. He was positive that I should be receiving an appointment in the near future but I just cannot help to think otherwise.
     
  16. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    In this case, I would call Admissions, TODAY, it is your life here, it is your future, go to the source of the Appointments and ask !!
     
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    It is only early March and I am sure you are not the only candidate waiting on word about their application. I would be careful of contacting admissions and trying to sell yourself on why you deserve a NOM. They probably get a ton of daily calls from anxious applicants. Not sure exactly what you would say to them and the person answering the phone may not be in a position to make any of that happen anyway.
     
  18. NavyHoops

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    Its a tough situation. You applied to all sources, which is the right thing. Virginia is a tough state as you are well aware of. The amount of highly qualified candidates and the number of applicants alone makes it a challenge. Hopefully USNA is able to "find" you a Nom either via the Supt or the VP area. Keep in contact with your BGO. Keep us updated, hope it all works out!
     
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    I received my LOA in early February. Just two weeks (or maybe even one) before that I had received my nomination. Basically, whenever they get to your application they then give them out (I guess).
     
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    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    Without a doubt this situation is such an outlier to the norm that Matt making a call to USNA Admissions TODAY is completely warranted .

    I realize the 'elephant in the living room' is that this Forum should not be the genesis of a flood of calls being made to the very busy Admissions Office from everyone awaiting word.

    However, this situation is the result of a group decision to issue an LOA to a kid from one of the most competitive States at a time when almost all MOC interviews have been completed .

    There was a reason, I think Matt should be 'filled in' with the plan they have for him.
     
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