Hello, When I took the SATs I recieved a 590 CR and a 580 Math. I called USNA admissions and they told me that i was not an official candidate because I did not achieve a score of 1200. I spoke with my congressmen and he said my overall application for a noimination was strong and there is a good chance I could get a nomination. I suppose my question is this, even though I may get a nomination, can I even apply to the academy without being an official candidate? Any help would be greatly appreciated. FYI, I am retaking the SATs next week. But if i do not meet the 1200 score again I dont know how to proceed.