Quantity of Nominations Impact on Final Admission Decision

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  1. FutCandMom

    FutCandMom Member

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    Can anyone give me input on how much impact the quantity of nominations have on the final admissions decision? Say DS has received 1 Congressional + 1 Senatorial + 1 AFROTC nomination but grades and test scores are only just above the norm....
     
  2. Shurstell

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    More experienced posters might be able to answer this better, but I will give it a shot. Having more than one nomination doesn't increase the chances by making your son look better. He will still have same resume/scores/gpa/etc. It will, however, give him more chances to be offered an appointment. Each senator and congressman can nominate up to ten candidates. In the end, only one from that pool of ten candidates can receive an appointment through that nomination source. If they don't receive an offer of appointment through their congressmen, they enter the national pool of roughly 2000 qualified (nominated) candidates who compete for the leftover 400-500 slots.
     
  3. bsa07eagle

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    Well, to look at it realistically, there are going to be just as many nominations available as any other year but less spots. So a nomination (or multiple nominations) is an awesome step, but it means less then it did last year or the year before. The quantity of nominations usually doesn't matter. You are now in the pool that admissions can look at for admissions, but proportionally, that pool is much bigger for the 1050 appointments that they can give out.

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