DS just got 2 nominations...I think!

PlanAhead

Member
Yesterday I happened to log in to his application, and midway down the page where the Nominations section is, there was an update.

It says: "Nomination Source: Congress/Senator 2."
The date given is Dec. 13, 2017

So, does this mean that he has received 2 nominations? From the USNA website, it looks like only 1 nomination is required for the chance of an appointment, correct? Also, if he gets another nom, will the portal update to say that, too? He didn't get an email saying his portal had an update, he got no notice from the nomination sources, etc. I just happened to log in to his application, and there it was!

Finally, since he's been CPR since the end of August, and now he has 2 noms, is it possible that he'll hear from USNA sometime soon?
 

Kierkegaard

Member
The number 2 just distinguishes which of your state's senators nominated you. Each nomination gets its own entry in your portal. Now that your son has a nomination, a decision can be made on his file, but not necessarily soon since the other applications on the slate must be evaluated as well.
 

PlanAhead

Member
Okay, thanks. Very helpful! Since the small box that says "District" isn't filled in, we figured this was a senatorial nomination, but we weren't sure. That means there's still time for him to be awarded some other noms, I suppose, which would be fantastic!

But it sounds like this is still going to be "hurry up and wait," huh? :)
 

USMA 1994

Member
@PlanAhead You might want to read up a little bit more about the process through some of the older posts to understand how it works. The process is pretty rigid and defined. Here is a very simplistic overview.

Your son has a nomination from a Senator so he will compete against the other 9 individuals that were nominated by the same Senator, this is called a slate. If he gets another Nomination, then he will also compete against those individuals from that nomination source.

Also keep in mind that the "board" is not like at a traditional school. They do not vote offer of admission or not. It is more like qualified or not. Qualified means you keep moving in the process.

Once the application window closes all fully qualified candidates on the slate submitted by the Senator are compared against each other. The highest ranked individual by the academy will get the offer of admission. Each nomination goes through the process.

All other qualified individuals are placed on the NWL. After all slates are resolved, the first 150 applicants from the NWL are offered in rank order.

Finally, the class is completed by something called Additional Appointees. These are qualified individuals from the NWL but they can be chosen in any order to meet class composition goals.

There are exceptions and nuances in the process but basically this is how the process works.
 

FWmagnolia

New Member
@PlanAhead You might want to read up a little bit more about the process through some of the older posts to understand how it works. The process is pretty rigid and defined. Here is a very simplistic overview.

Your son has a nomination from a Senator so he will compete against the other 9 individuals that were nominated by the same Senator, this is called a slate. If he gets another Nomination, then he will also compete against those individuals from that nomination source.

Also keep in mind that the "board" is not like at a traditional school. They do not vote offer of admission or not. It is more like qualified or not. Qualified means you keep moving in the process.

Once the application window closes all fully qualified candidates on the slate submitted by the Senator are compared against each other. The highest ranked individual by the academy will get the offer of admission. Each nomination goes through the process.

All other qualified individuals are placed on the NWL. After all slates are resolved, the first 150 applicants from the NWL are offered in rank order.

Finally, the class is completed by something called Additional Appointees. These are qualified individuals from the NWL but they can be chosen in any order to meet class composition goals.

There are exceptions and nuances in the process but basically this is how the process works.
 
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