Nomination interviews

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  1. willyboy

    willyboy Member

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    I have my nomination interviews this coming Saturday and am very excited; however, would it be too late to change my academy preferences?
    I have USNA as my #1 ( my dad went there ) but after a lot of deliberation I believe West Point is my top choice. Are preferences really important and would it look bad to change them now? Thanks!
     
  2. Letsdothis

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    If you have a different first choice, let them know. Your academy choice is a huge life decision. Don't be afraid to speak up and be honest about your preference. It could be wise to call tomorrow to let them know rather than waiting until the interview.....but I'm not totally sure about the right timing. And yes, preferences are important in my neck of the woods.
     
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    In my interview right off the bat they asked me about my preferences so they might do that for you
     
  4. JakeFromWisco

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    Remember, it's less about the academy and more about the brach of the military you will commission into. If the Army is where you want to be, go West Point.

    I'd call ahead and let them know. Also, bringing it up in the interview if it was apart of your application would be beneficial.
     
  5. willyboy

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    Are you more likely to receive your first choice? Or is it common to receive more than one?
     
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    It all depends on where you live. If it's more competitive, you're more likely to get only one nomination to your first choice in order to ensure fairness.
     
  7. TriService2017

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    Depends on the MOC. Our PA Senators make you choose 1 and the interviews are set up based on that single choice. Congressman's panel will look at candidates for all academies. So, if your Senators are the same, you could be interviewed by the "wrong" panel if you just walk in there and announce you've changed your mind. I would give the office a call.
     

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