nomination ??

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  1. camille

    camille Member

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    have read alot of posts on getting LOA and waiting on nomination. and posts asking if there are alot of instances where LOA rcvd and did not get nomination. anyone have any experience with getting a nomination and not getting the LOA ? which is more likely to happen ? getting nom and not the LOA ? or getting the LOA and not the nom ?
     
  2. shortmom

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    LOA's are rare. The Class profile for 2012 shows approximately 3,800 applicants received nominations, only 1500 were offered appointments. You can have a nomination and not be qualified medically or physically...maybe even scholastically. The LOA without a nomination question has been better answered by others.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Lots of folks get noms and not LOAs. It's the norm. You can get an LOA and not get a nom -- I've addressed the reasons for this on other threads. It is rare to get an LOA and not get an appointment for other than medical reasons -- however, USNA Admissions told the BGOs that it has happened and I believe them.

    My GUESS -- and it's only that -- is the most likely reason you could get an LOA and not an appt is that USNA moved too quickly. Sometimes, they offer an LOA to a candidate who -- based on incomplete information -- seems like exactly what they want. As more info comes in (e.g., teacher recs, CFA scores, BGO interview), there may be evidence that this person isn't as great as originally thought. The MOC nom cttees may have the same view and not provide a nom. USNA, rather than pull the LOA, may say: "no nom, no appt." Again, just a guess -- definitely NOT official policy.

    Bottom line: If you're one of the few to get an LOA from USNA, don't sit on your laurels, so to speak. Don't count on the fact that USNA will "find" you a nom -- maybe they will, maybe they won't. Make every effort to secure a nom on your own.
     

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