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  1. Dzall

    Dzall Member

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    So my BGO told me I was triple qualified with a congressional nomination, and that I would probably hear back within a week to a month. That was February 2, I still haven't heard anything. Throughout my entire process, I'll admit that there hasn't been much communication. I only finished my application in December, and then submitted a CFA retake in January to improve my scores a bit. I never got an LOA, or really any other information. I'm starting to wonder if my Congressman has already made an appointment, and I'm not sure if that would preclude my chances. I got rejected for both of the Senatorial nominations, and I'm still waiting on the Vice-Presidential. Anybody have any ideas on when I might get a response? I know that the almost everything should be out by April 15, but I'm confused why they would still need more time to make a decision on my application.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You are in the same boat as many. Your BGO was wrong to tell you that you'd hear "in a week." I've had candidates with noms whose packets were completed months ago who are still waiting. Based on my experience, most will be waiting well into March and some until April 15.

    Your MOC does not make the appointment; USNA does. They are in the midst of evaluating candidates and making decisions on appointments. It takes time because there are 9 other candidates on your MOC slate and some of those may have multiple noms. If you were not selected off that slate, you go into the national pool, where you compete against the other 9 (or fewer) 3 Q'ed candidates from other MOC slates. If you do the math, you'll see that is a large number of candidates for a fairly small number of slots. Figuring out who will be given those appointment slots from the national pool takes a lot of time.

    You haven't heard anything because there is really no information to communicate. You will either receive an appointment or be waitlisted or be turned down -- and you will certainly be told by April 15.

    I understand the waiting is tough but everyone is going through it. Hopefully, you will be one of those to get news earlier rather than later -- but there is no one who can tell you whether that will happen.
     
  3. Dzall

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    This helps. I appreciate the response.
     
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    My DS is in the same position, except he has a principal nom and was told by MOC's office that USNA indicated that he and two other candidates were academically Q'ed. He already knows he has a Q for both medical and the CFA, so he is wondering what the hold up is. His nom posted on portal back in late Dec. Although not asked for, his high school sent in an updated grade report with 1st semester grades, all of which were A's.
    Guess we are all in the same boat. As usna1985 pointed out, we just have to wait.
     

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