USMA Nominations

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  1. ZebraDonkey

    ZebraDonkey Member

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    I live in Alaska which can be considered less competitive than many other states as far as receiving a nomination goes. If I don't get in and I have to reapply to USMA while I'm attending a civilian college out of state, is there any way I can still apply for nominations in alaska?
     
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    As long as you don't take up residence somewhere else, most representatives will consider you still domiciled at your parents residence.
     
  3. usmawebb

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    Yes, you should be able to. I am originally from New Jersey, but I now go to college in Virginia and I am reapplying to USMA. All of my MOC nominations that I applied for were NJ senators and congressmen. I wasn't even allowed to apply for VA MOC nominations because I'm technically not a resident of the state of VA. Most states don't consider you a resident if you simply attend college in that state. I know in VA someone is not considered a resident until they have a physical address off campus and live there for a certain amount of time (I think it's either 6 or 12 months). But, I wouldn't worry yet because it sounds like you haven't heard any bad news!:thumb:
     
  4. 18'er

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    There is a poster on this board who was twice denied in a very competitive district (Army installation) and then just changed his address to his college apartment to get into a less competitive district for the third try. So, if he can do that, I don't see why you can't still use your permanent address for your application, especially if youR parents still claim you as a dependent and you still have an Alaskan driver's license.
     
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  5. WestPoint2017

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    If you are referring to me...it's not a less competitive district. It makes no sense to have a HOUSE and vote for one district, but have to drive back to my parent's town just for MOC interviews. I am an independent and why would I apply for a MOCs nomination from a town in which I'm never at? I changed for convenience and accurate representation purposes. It's up to you on what you do with your MOCs....my MOC new and former agreed with the changed.
     
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  6. 18'er

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    It is indeed a less competitive district because it doesn't have Fort Hood in it. You knew that.
     
  7. Jayceguy

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    Hey now, let's all get along. :beer:

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  8. WestPoint2017

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    It may be, but that was not why the change was made. You are entitled to your opinion. Best of luck to you as you pursue an appointment and Happy New Year.
     
  9. db11usma

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    I'm currently a applicant out of TX31 aka the Fort Hood district. I received a nomination from Congressman John Carter, he doesn't use the principle nomination method. My FFR informed me that there were not too many West Point applicants at the nomination interviews so my guess that this district is not as competitive this year than recent. This is just my assumption though, it could be just as competitive or even more competitive.
     
  10. ZebraDonkey

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    Thanks guys, very helpful.
     
  11. ameisen_zug

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    Good luck from a fellow Alaskan applicant! Did you receive a nom from Begich? He released his slate about a week ago.
     
  12. ZebraDonkey

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    No I'm a junior, just planning ahead. Where in Alaska are you?
     

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