My son just received yesterday the letter from our Congressman (Campbell, CA-48) offering him a nomination for USMA entering class of 2012. We are very proud of our son for this accomplishment! Our son's file is otherwise complete, and he is medically and physically qualified. The question I have for the forum is: I know the entering class will be approximately 1200 cadets, but how many candidates will typically get a nomination and be otherwise fully qualified before the 1200 receive their appointments? 535 Representatives and Senators X 10 nominations per slot would be 5,350 nominations assuming one slot per Rep/Sen. Plus there are other nominating sources. But there will likely be some overlap as some candidates receive multiple nominations. Does anyone have more precise numbers than these back-of-the-envelope scribbles? Thanks for your help!