As I read through these threads it certainly seems like a large amount of LOA's were granted and now with nominations being giving, Academy appointments appear to be going out in somewhat large numbers. Makes me wonder if there will be any appointments left for those that did not receive a LOA or their nomination slate does not get submitted until January. Is it just me or are the opportunities for appointment quickly diminishing? My son seems to be an extremely competitive candidate and has completed his interviews and all other requirements. MOC's said they would not release their slate until late December. Without an LOA does he still have a chance should he receive a nomination?