Nominations vs. Appointments

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  1. HoroshaAK

    HoroshaAK New Member

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    Hopefully I am not breaking any unknown rules posting on here for the first time so I'll keep this as simple as I can. Currently, I am a senior in high school preparing for entering the USNA in 2017 (class of 2021). I have already become a candidate for consideration and am in the official process for applying. At this time, I am nearly ready to send out the last three of my five applications for nominations (two for my senators and one for my congressman). However, I have already secured a Presidential Nomination.
    I know a nomination is no way a guaranteed spot, but is an appointment a guaranteed spot?
    If so, when would I be notified about an appointment being secured (or rejected)? I read on the official sight that April 15 would be the date but that seems to be past the time letters of acceptance or rejection would be sent out.
    Also, if you have received the Presidential Nomination, what other factors go into deciding if you receive an appointment based off of that?
    Thank you for any help, it is very much appreciated! I doubt this will be my only post in the future.
     
  2. brovol

    brovol Member

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    An appointment is "the spot". You need at least one nomination to get an appointment, and need to be otherwise qualified in all aspects, then win the appointment. The more nominations you have, the more spots, or chances, you have to win, so work on the other nominations.
     
  3. brovol

    brovol Member

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    Never hesitate to post questions, or ask for insight. That's the whole purpose here.
     
  4. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Ditto on last two posts from Brovol. Also, Class of '20 has 791 applicants having Prez Noms, while they can only charge 100 max to that category. Hence you need to work on other noms. Best of luck!
     
  5. coachkarl

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    Agreed. Now, that being said, our elected officials asked that, if we received a nomination from another office, we inform them so they could withdraw our application and, thus, theoretically open up a slot for someone else. I'll admit we ignored that direction. The process is extremely competitive. Anything you can do to create any sort of advantage ... do it.
     
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    Hasn't been stated above so just to clarify, you need to be 3Q AND have a NOM to be in the running for an appointment (which is the goal). USNA selects from those who are 3Q and have a NOM to give out appointments. Where your NOM gets charged may be different from where it was issued and you may never find out where it was charged.
     
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  7. MilVetSpouseMom

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    Our DD ('2020) received both the Presidential & Congressional Nom but it was not known which bucket Admissions placed her in...she applied for every Nom possible. There are various deadlines/applications for all Nom's so remaining organized & submitting by the end of August should work. Try to have your USNA packet completed/submitted by early Sep so you can then focus on completing all items required for Plan B's & C's (like Common App for college admissions, etc) during Sep/Oct, to include scholarship applications. Since USNA is on rolling admissions, Appointments can occur at any given time up to I-Day 2017 so I wouldn't focus on April, but instead completing everything well in advance. Best of luck!
     

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