Acceptance by another candidate of offer in same Congressional District...

jonnyfrank1961

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....but candidate also had a Presidential Nomination. How does this work? Did candidate use the congressional slot, or is it still available due to Presidential Nomination? I am qualified in all ways but just waiting now.....
 

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No one here could tell you that. Since there are only 100 slots available for a presidential nomination, it is most likely that the candidate was charged to a congressional slate. Do you know what kind of slate your MOC utilizes? If not, if you are still CPR in a few weeks you will know that you are on the NWL. Waiting is certainly the difficult part!
 

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What is a "slate"? I plan on calling the Congressional office as I don't know if they use any kind of ranking system (like primary or secondary...letter just said I got the nomination). I am still CPR, so now my only hope is NWL...? And with the NWL, does Congressional district matter? I don't mind waiting at all....it is just the effort going into contingency planning that is hardest. Welcome to the Navy though....I get it :)
 

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1. No one here can tell you
2. Where someone is charged isn't really worked out for a while yet. They rejigger that as they go along to get the best class composition that they can.
3. You absolutely have no control over this, so relax.
4. Keep working on plan B. You will find that much of life is working on plan B, and in any situation you need to have a plan B. Get over how hard it might be. You should have been working on it all along and you certainly don't want to short-change yourself.

All that being said, good luck. Many congressional districts have multiple appointees every year. Hope yours is one of them this year.
 

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^^ Agreed and since USNA and not the Congressional office issues the actual appointment, there is nothing to be learned by calling them. Part of applying to any type of competitive college is that more will apply then there are available spaces. USNA typically lets everyone know their final status by April 15.
 

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Thank you kinnem. I have been working on my contingency since the fall, and it is looking good. I just discovered these forums and joined....may be more of a curse than a blessing, lol.
 

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Thank you kinnem. I have been working on my contingency since the fall, and it is looking good. I just discovered these forums and joined....may be more of a curse than a blessing, lol.
These forums build anxiety - my advice, stay off the forum and check your portal every day or two for any update or new requirements.

If you get an appointment, come back to the forum for all the good advice about preparing for I Day.
 

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All of the above is good advice....of course, I read a bunch of posts and now I feel like I should have a Foundation Program school on my radar...anyone know how to plug into this or if it is something I get from the USNA if I don't get in? I have applied to NROTC schools and have had good luck and also applied to prep schools (Lawrenceville and Exeter) just in case. Now I am finding out about schools like Greystone Academy that seem to offer a great prep program. Any thoughts on these?
 

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ROTC programs certainly build fine officers and you get the added benefit of a "normal" college experience. If you're absolutely dead set on an academy then looking at some prep school might be worthwhile. If your academics are good you probably will not get an offer for NAPS. Personally, I'd go NROTC and reapply from there, but that's just me. It keeps you on the path to a commission but also leaves a reasonable path forward at the same place if you do not get an appointment when you re-apply.
 

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All of the above is good advice....of course, I read a bunch of posts and now I feel like I should have a Foundation Program school on my radar...anyone know how to plug into this or if it is something I get from the USNA if I don't get in? I have applied to NROTC schools and have had good luck and also applied to prep schools (Lawrenceville and Exeter) just in case. Now I am finding out about schools like Greystone Academy that seem to offer a great prep program. Any thoughts on these?
If you don't get an appointment and don't get into NROTC at a college you really want to go to, and have an option to attend Lawrenceville or Exeter, go for it. Unparalleled experience, even for one year PG.

My opinion is it is generally better to apply to academies a second time from a good college rather than any prep program. But Lawrenceville and Exeter are in an elite group and should be considered seriously if the extra time and finances allow it.
 

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I posted this same advice on another thread this morning. You need to do some self evaluation and understand why you didn't get in this year. Was it that your packet had some glaring weaknesses or did you get beat by an outstanding candidate on your slate.

If your test scores are low and you did not get a very strong math and english background in high school, prep school would be a good option to build on the fundamentals and get you ready to apply again. The year in prep would also help you to transfer to a normal college if you do not get accepted to the academy.

If you have a strong academic record and pretty good test scores, attending a normal college is probably a better option. You will need to take a challenging course load to prove you can handle the academic rigor and preform well. You also should join ROTC and participate in as many activities as before. ROTC offers the opportunity for a service connect nomination and appointment.
 
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