I know there is a maximum # or time for each of the CFA exercises but what is the minimum # for each that should be achieved? What would be the best play or way for my son to let them know that my son did a marathon at 16 and 17. Do the congressman and Senators wait till all the applications are in or is it on a rolling basis? For most candidates I just want to confirm it is senator, congressman and VP? His dad was in the marines as an enlisted person for 8 years. Are there any other ways for him to get a nomination?