Hello, I am applying to West Point. I am 3Q and have been told I am a qualified candidate. I received a nomination from my congressman, Elijah Cummings, a few weeks back. I did not receive a nomination from Senator Barbra Mikulski and was waiting to hear back from Senator Cardin. That being said, I just received a letter from Cardin's office yesterday. I am quite disappointed/confused with the response: "You were an excellent candidate and were also chosen by my Academic Review Board to receive a nomination, but because you have already received a nomination from another source and only one nomination is needed to be considered for appointed, I have deferred to Congressmen Cummings". How is this possible? I've been seeing everywhere that people get multiple nominations to one academy? I a bit livid that they're stripping another opportunity from me from getting in. Any advice on the matter? Anything I should do? Thanks for your help, and I apologize for the rant.