Nomination Options

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  1. WIT84

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    DD was QNS'd for the Class of 2017, and has decided to reapply for the Class of 2018. She will be attending a private university in the Fall and was awarded a 3 year Army ROTC Scholarship. We were redistricted so she will need to establish a relationship with our new congressional respresentative which she is currently working.

    The question is: Are her chances better to receive an appointment with a congressional nomination vs. an ROTC nomination. We live in Texas which is very competitive and many of the congressional representatives will not give out a nomination if they know the candidate received one from another source. I recall a post last year that indicated that only 85 appointments were typically awarded from the ROTC pool.

    Thank you.
     
  2. 845something

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    For ROTC, it is up to 20 appointments to West Point. Your DS is better off competing first for your congressional nomination first. He can always submit for his ROTC nomination after the TX nominations come in, especially considering the PMS may want time to evaluate him first before he gives him a recommendation.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    ROTC nomination is a simple form that needs the Professor of Military Science's endorsement.

    If your Congressman's SA nomination is any good or smart, they should ask your DD is she applying for ROTC nomination.

    If the answer is yes, what will the board do. Defer the decision until they know if your DD has a ROTC nomination or not.

    My standard advice is to ask for ROTC nomination at the end of the first semester to allow PMS some time to evaluate your DD and West Point don't seriously review college applicants until they have their first semester transcript.

    Unless your DD scored high on SAT ACT, recommend she retakes them.
     
  4. WestPoint2017

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    What's the new district in Texas that y'all will be applying from?
     
  5. grad11

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    Apply for both nominations. It will increase the chances of getting at least one nomination. Applying for and getting a nomination a two different things. If the candidate applies for a ROTC and Congressional nomination, the Congressional nominator should not hold that against anyone. However, if the candidate would earn one of the nominations, say ROTC nomination, then the congressional nominator could choose not to give his/her nomination to the candidate. That happened to me, but it worked out fine. All you need is one nomination to get in.
     
  6. WIT84

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    Thank you for the responses.

    ACT Scores are English -34, Writing- 31, Reading -30, Math - 28, Science -27. No plans to retake at this time.

    We are not in a new district, the boundary changed as a result of redistricting, now in TX 24.

    She will be attending Boston College, plans to take Calculus and Chem along with the rest of core courses.
     

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