Multiple nominations

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  1. GAdad

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    We have just been informed that my Cadet Candidate has the honor of having received a nomination for the USMA from both a Senator and our Representative. The Senatorial was not a primary and our Representative did not rank his nominees. My question for this forum is how does having more than one nomination (neither a primary) effect a candidates chances of receiving an appointment to the USMA? I have read on another thread of this forum that the Accaeptance Committee is no longer meeting until the second week of January, so I recognize that no decision can be made obvious on the portal until that point, but I was hoping that someone might be able to give a qualified answer of the impact of having two nominations on admittance chances.

    My candidate is fully qualified otherwise and has the following on file:

    Varisty Captaincy and three year letter for soccer
    Varsity letter for Cross Country
    4.0 GPA
    Class Rank: 5th out of 400
    SAT: 1880
    Class Representative
    Multiple Clubs and Organizations

    Your input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Packer

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    With each nomination he is one of 10 on that slate. He will compete among those 10 and the top person on that slate will receive an appointment. So each nomination gives him another shot at winning and gaining an appointment. If he does not win one of the slates of 10 he will go to the national pool where he will compete with every other qualified applicant to win an appointment. In the national pool multiple nominations do not help. Good luck.
     
  3. GAdad

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    So, when a candidate goes before the Admissions Committee, there are no additional points added to the overall composite score for having been nominated by two MOC at either the initial consideration or if placed into the pool?
     
  4. Packer

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    No. It just gives you more slates to compete on.
     
  5. hawk

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    And usually the senate slates are more competitive, so they will have a better chance (most likely) being a higher WCS candidate on the rep slate.

    If you are in GA, senate noms are very competitive, so it bodes well that your candidate was nominated. IE: They must see something good! :smile:
     
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    I hope this is on topic in this thread, but where do the nominations for recruited athletes fit in. Are recruited athletes always primary? Or are recruited athletes competing for separate athlete spots? My son is not a recruited athlete.
     
  7. BenjaminZ

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    recruited athletes are usually picked up rather quickly by service academies. But like all candidates, they must receive a nomination in some form. I don't believe there are technically any spots "reserved" for athletes or primary candidates. Plenty of people with LOA's (letters of assurance) are not nominated, so it would not surprise me if a recruited athlete is ever denied a nomination. What it really comes to down to I think is who is in charge of the nominations and their decision (senator, congressman/woman, ect.)
     
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    Twenty plus years ago, I was a recruited athlete. For either USAFA or USNA, I received a Secretary of the Air Force/Navy nomination. Since I didn't apply for this type of nomination, I'm assuming it was some how arranged for me through the athletic department/admissions office.

    I don't know if this is still a possible nomination source. Since DD is applying to USCGA, I'm not up to date on the nomination process.
     
  9. GAdad

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    As of yesterday, make that TWO Senatorial (neither the primary) and one from our Representative.:thumb:

    Regardless of the ultimate outcome, I am a proud father of a Cadet Candidate?
     
  10. Packer

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    Congratulations! Your son now has 4 chances to gain an appointment. Good Luck!
     

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