Quick Nomination Question

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by USAFA-BOUND2015, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. USAFA-BOUND2015

    USAFA-BOUND2015 Member

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    Can you apply for a nomination from somebody outside your district? I know a Congressman who's district is right beside mine and I think I have a good chance with him.
     
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  2. C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight

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    Senators are not by district. Congressional Representatives are. Is this what you are referring to?
     
  3. USAFA-BOUND2015

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    Oh, sorry I got them confused. Yes.
     
  4. 2011's Mom

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    Assume you mean Congressman ... and the answer is no. Easy way to think about it is if you can vote for it - you can get a nom from them (pertaining to US Senators/Reps).

    By the way, Senators are not by district. If you are talking about your state level senators/assemblyman they cannot nominate to the SA's. Only federal level can nominate to SA's.
     
  5. Mongo

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    You're not planning on validating Government, are you?
     
  6. USAFA-BOUND2015

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    Also, my Senators and Congressmen have minimums for SAT scores. I meet all of them except for the Verbal. Does this mean i cannot get a nomination just because of one score? I plan to retake them after their deadline however.
     
  7. hawk

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    Even if they do not state minimums, they still matter.

    One of our MOC committee members explained their process:
    - The stack of applications is cut using sat into two piles: above or below 1350 verbal/math SAT.
    - Those above 1350 are read & evaluated/ranked.
    - Only after the 1350+ are evaluated do they even look at the below 1350 applications to see if they missed candidates which should be considered for other reasons.

    Sounds harsh, but that's life in a very competitive district / state. And it does not mean that you can't get a nom without 1350+ scores, but it does become much harder.

    My recommendation would be to retake at every opportunity, most schools will accept even tests taken early Dec for consideration.
     
  8. ScottW

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    And don't forget they will take your bast math score from one test and your best verbal from another test assuming your best were on different tests as many others' are.
     
  9. jennyp

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    No

    Also, my Senators and Congressmen have minimums for SAT scores. I meet all of them except for the Verbal. Does this mean i cannot get a nomination just because of one score? I plan to retake them after their deadline however

    Yes, that score can keep you from being considered. That is why they set minimums. Sorry. By the time you re-take, they may well have evaluated applications for noms and handed them out.
     
  10. Mongo

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    Maybe, maybe not. You should still follow hawk's advice and keep taking it. And let the MOC's office know that you are doing so. This exact reason here is one of the main reaons why MOC's lists are not due to the CGO until the end of February, to capture the Fall and December SATs and the January ACTs.

    Good luck.
     

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