Multiple Nominations

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  1. t&omom

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    My DS has multiple nominations. I know this is not a guarantee of an appointment; however, I was wondering how prevelant is this? I know some states are harder than others to even get one nomination. Any similar situation stories (positive or negative) would be greatly appreciated. :biggrin:
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It is not uncommon in "less competitive" states to have multiple noms. It can also happen in super-competitive states, although tends to be more rare. It all depends on the approach individual MOCs take in the process.

    There are two benefits in having multiple noms. First, it generally shows you are competitive vs. your peers. Obviously, this showing is stronger the more competitive your state/district are. Second, it gives USNA greater flexibility/more options in offering you an appointment b/c there are more places to which to "slot" you.

    The above said, I've had as many candidates with multiple noms be turned down as accepted -- and that includes situations involving both a super-competitive state and a less competitive state.

    There is no downside and, as stated, decent upside to having multiple noms. But it is definitely not a guarantee or even predictor of an appointment. If you're not a principal nominee or the top person in your state/district, it really comes down to how competitive you are in the national pool.

    I have not factored in that one of the noms may be Presidential -- that doesn't really change the analysis.
     
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    USNA1985....thanks for your reply. That is what I anticipated to be honest. I appreciate your answer. I guess we will have to hurry up and wait...we are a military family, so we are pretty good at waiting, :smile::smile:
     
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    Multiple Nominations show up on admissions page?

    My DS has three nominations - one from our state representative and two from our state senators. Only two are showing up on her admissions page - one from the representative and one from a senator. Is this normal that only one senator shows up? She has contacted the offices of both senators and they assure her that her nomination has been submitted.
     

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