What does this mean, exactly?

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  1. Gruviemom

    Gruviemom New Member

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    My son just received a letter from our Senator. Would someone please explain to me what this means, exactly?

    The letter states "you have been selected as one of my nominees for admission to the United States Military Academy." I'm thinking this means that, if accepted by USMA, he will receive the nomination. Am I correct? Is there other things that are put into this equation?

    Thank you in advance,
    From a happy, proud, yet confused mom :confused:
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    He received a nomination, not an appointment.

    The senator sends his list of 10 nominees (each one of them has a nomination, which is the legal authority to offer an appointment) to the academy.

    The academy will then choose 1 of them (the 10 nominees) to receive the appointment.
     
  3. Peter

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    The other 9 who don't get picked to receive appointment are then put on the National Waiting List correct? And say those who are put on the National Waiting List...does Admissions take into consideration who their nomination source was? Say the candidate on the list was from a very competitive district. Does this mean anything to Admissions? I read a few months back that about 7 or 8 candidates who were nominated by my congressman received appointment to the academy.
     
  4. Blackbird

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    It is my understanding that qualified candidates in the national pool are racked and stacked by WCS independent of nomination source. Since you are in a very competitive district, it makes sense that 7 or 8 candidates from your district had a sufficiently high WCS to gain an appointment.
     
  5. Gruviemom

    Gruviemom New Member

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    He just had an interview on Saturday with our local congressman. Can he actually be on two different lists? How does that play out?
     
  6. CandidateInSD

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    yes he can get a nomination from both, for every nomination you receive, the more wiggle room it gives admissions to make appointments.
     

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