Can someone provide more insight on slates and nominations in general?

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  1. adt98

    adt98 Member

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    Hello, I received my 3Q letter and am on the NWL. I only have a nomination from my senator and not my congressman. Do the rules for 1 candidate admitted per district still apply (not sure if this even is a rule)? I'm not sure if this is right, but does each district get one guaranteed slot for that congressman? And Does this still apply to me even though I don't have a congressional nomination. There are already 2 appointments from my district. Thank you for any information
     
  2. rwjohnson416

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    No the rule doesn't apply. You aren't competeting with the kids in your district but rather your senator's slate.
     
  3. mom3boys

    mom3boys 10-Year Member

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    But now you are on the NWL...which means you didn't win your district. You can be selected from the NWL for a variety of reasons: you are high enough, you complete a class composition goal, etc. There's nothing to do but wait...but you can email your RC and see what he/she thinks your chances are.
     
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    1 kid per district isn't even a rule, my district sent 7 to the Academy this year. Keep your fingers crossed, you're not out of the running.
     
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  5. adt98

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    Ahh ok thank you for clearing it up
     
  6. jl123

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    If you did not receive a nomination from your member of congress, your district has no relevance to your candidacy whatsoever. If your nomination is from one of your senators, you are competing with the other 9 nominees on that slate.

    It is possible, although not likely, that the senatorial slate has not been resolved and you are still in competition for that slot. Being on the NWL does not mean that a candidate did not win the slate. All qualified candidates are placed on the NWL until they are appointed whether or not the slate has been resolved. A resolution of the slate may be held up for a number of reasons, including waiting for medical waivers.

    Also, the rule is one qualified candidate per slate will be appointed. If there are no qualified candidates, none will be appointed. If all 10 are highly qualified, one will be appointed as the slate winner and the other 9 may be appointed from the NWL as qualified alternates or additional appointees.
     
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    That helps me a lot! Thanks so much for clearing it up!
     
  8. rwjohnson416

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    The other 6 were from another nominating source or the NWL.
     
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