Maximum appointments for a given state on NWL

jkim123

Member
Is there a maximum number of appointments given to one state? For example if there are 50 candidates from NJ in the top 150 NWL, not that it'll happen, will all those candidates be given appointments?
 

lolo

Member
So, correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've heard, that would be possible. However, it's based on the district, not state.

From what I've researched, there can be 5 spots allocated from congressional nominations in each district. However, because there are 10 nominations given in a slate, there may be 10 people appointed from that district from other nominations (ex. Presidential/Vice Presidential).

Of course it would be pretty rare considering usually only 1 or 2 nominees from the slate are given appointments, but I assume it would be possible for an entire state to have a total of 50 appointees.
 

mom3boys

10-Year Member
In Georgia, we've had years with 40, 50, 60+ appointments. I assume TX, NY, VA, CA have even more.
 

brovol

Member
Question was regarding the first 150 from NWL, and I believe the answer is yes. I am not aware of any per state limit. It's the top 150 wcs's from candidates who have a nomination, but who did not already win a slot.
 

USMA 1994

Member
Brovol is correct. By law, the first 150 candidates of the NWL must be in rank order. There is no limit by any other factor. After the 150 are chosen, the next group called additional appointees can be appointed by whatever factors the academy is looking for. Typically these are athletes and under represented minorities.
 

jl123

Member
Do you know if NWL 150 appointments start coming out before or after the deadline?
Appointments are not made sequentially, meaning that they will not wait to declare district winners before appointing those that will end up being appointed from the 150.

Based on WCS scores, admissions knows which candidates have scores high enough that they will be offered appointments whether or not they win the district.
 

jagger19

Member
My county (not district) in California happened to have 27 appointees for the class of 2020 - there are quite a few California districts, too.
 
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