New York Nominations

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  1. molloy09

    molloy09 Candidate

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    Congratulations to all who have received a nomination! I was just wondering if anyone has heard from either NYS Senators. I interviewed with Senator Clinton's office in late November and I still have not heard anything either way. I also interviewed with Senator Schumer's office and I have not heard anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. firemanvin

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    Status of NY Senators SA nominations

    My son was interviewed by Senator Clinton’s office in November and has not heard from them. He was never contacted by Senator Schumer’s office at all. He was interviewed by Congressman Israel’s office early December and was given a nomination to the USNA just before Christmas.

    If you would like a status from the Senator’s offices, it would make sense to call them.
     
  3. 2011's Mom

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    MOCs do not need to submit their noms until January 31st. Although many MOCs do interviews much earlier, it is not uncommon for them to hold off on the submission of the slate until late January. There are many reasons for this that are somewhat complicated. One, for instance, is that the staffer is often asked to brief the MOC in person on each candidate and the committee recommendations. To do this, they must wait until the MOC is in the district. When Congress is is session, the MOC won't typically be in district. Similarly, during the holidays the MOC is often on vacation or the staffer is off. Recall that earlier this season Congress was dealing with some big issues (banking/wall street/auto etc.) which may have caused some delays or some MOCs to delay trips back to their district ... Also, many MOCs are coordinating between rep/senators and to do so they must wait until the MOCs they coordinate with to finish had interviews and decisions so that the coordination can be best done.

    For these, and other reason, I suggest that you not bug the MOC office quite yet. The answer you would likely get is something along the lines of, "we make every effort to complete our nomination process as early as possible, but it may take several more weeks as we must brief the MOC on all candidates and the committee recommendations. Please be patient, you should hear not later than the first week of February." The MOC will probably send you a letter (many offices have the MOC actually sign it - which takes time so be patient). Calling to follow up with the MOC staffer will not make it go any faster (rest assured, they know you are waiting to hear and they will not forget to get it done!) neither will calling help in your cause as, frankly, once the interviews are done it's pretty much just a matter of paperwork. Be patient and by all means check your mail, answer the phone and check online (sometimes noms show up there before you get official word from the staffer). Some MOCs personally call the candidates, most have the staffer make the call, some only send letters (both yes and no's) while some never get around to telling the candidates anything (tacky, in my opinion! :frown:
     
  4. EastArrow62

    EastArrow62 New Member

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    Nominations

    I received my nom from my MOC in early December; he actually held a reception with all his nominees at his local office following notification by mail of the nomination. From what i understand, his office does send out noms pretty early, so if you have not yet heard from you MOC, there is still time.

    I interviewed with Senator Clinton's panel, and received a phone call from her office the week before Christmas advising that I was one of her nominees. They said official letters would be going out early in January, but they wanted to make the phone calls before Christmas [nice of them :biggrin:].

    I never heard anything at all from Senator Schumer, nor do I know of anyone who has heard from his office. Seems like quite a mystery as to how he does his nominations.

    Good luck to all, and Happy New Year to all.
     
  5. Driverainv

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    nominations and appointments

    My son has received nominations for both Westpoint and Annapolis. He has also received letters from both stating he has been academically qualified. We have not received an appointment letter from neither. What are the chances of him not getting into one of them?
     
  6. Luigi59

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    Triple-qualified candidates with nominations have a 30% chance of NOT going to Annapolis. http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/documents/2008_PlebeProfile_ClassOf2012_0725.pdf

    Triple-qualified candidates with nominations have a 33% chance of NOT going to West Point. http://www.usma.edu/Class/2012/profile.asp

    IOW - If your son is 3Q'd with a nomination, he has a 7 out of 10 chance to get an appointment to USNA, and a 2 out of 3 chance for USMA.

    :cool:
     

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