Acceptance into USMA

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by CocaColaCEO, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. CocaColaCEO

    CocaColaCEO 5-Year Member

    Apr 23, 2011
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    What does it mean to be accepted into USMA, but not have received a Nomination yet? Does this mean that if you are not offered a nomination then West Point will make sure you get one? I'm just confused as to how you can be accepted to the Academy but not have received a nomination yet, or if you even can be.
  2. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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    You are probably referring to a LOA (Letter of Assurance) which is a conditional acceptance to WP. There are several conditions as part of a LOA that have to be met before getting accepted and one of those is a nomination (if you don't have one yet).
    A LOA is basically like an early acceptance at other schools but since a nomination is a legal requirement for an appointment and most noms don't go out until the end of January, WP uses LOAs to show candidates that they want them but they can't offer them the appointment until the candidate gets a nom (and the other conditions, if any, are met).

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