Multiple Nom Question

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by GoArmy2022, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Okay, so I have a dilemma and need some opinions.

    I have a Senator's nomination to West Point, which is my first choice school.

    I am applying to the other SAs, but I have an LOA, 3Q, and Nomination to USMA so I am 99% sure I will be admitted at this point.

    However, I still have an interview with my Congress Representative. Her board consists of retired military from all branches to represent all SAs. Based on my interview, they assign my nomination to an academy list rather than asking me what my first choice is. I don't want to take an opportunity away from someone else to go to an SA because I already have a nomination to West Point and I will accept my offer there when I receive it. But the Academies ask you to "aggressively pursue" every nomination source available.

    I'm unsure about accepting the interview especially because she does not have enough qualified candidates submitting nomination packets to her office and therefore her interviews are open to everyone in the area who submitted a packet on time. This is different from my Senators, who chose 20-23 people to interview and even fewer to nominate.

    Should I go or should I cancel my time slot and provide a reason? Thoughts?
     
  2. NAVYCAPT93

    NAVYCAPT93 Member

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    You should still go. The reason is that the Academies prefer flexibility. Let’s say that there is another great candidate from your Senator that they might want - if you also get the Congressional Nom they now have the ability to decide which nomination to use for you and have flexibility to get another who they want.

    Finish the process and let the Schools decide. They are the best to handle those decisions.
     
  3. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Thank you!
     
  4. USMA 1994

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    @GoArmy2022 This entire process is a marathon and you are little way halfway through. You should attend the interview and do everything you can to impress the committee. Tell them you have an LOA form USMA and attending there is your preference. By doing this, you actually may give another person a better chance at the opportunity.

    One more piece of advice, I am very happy for you that you will get an appointment but the process is still long. If you worry about every little step, you will drive yourself crazy. Once you get your appointment, the application requirements will grow long and you have to complete an entire new set of things. Keep working hard in school but take a minute to relax and soak it all in.
     
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