Hopefully I am not breaking any unknown rules posting on here for the first time so I'll keep this as simple as I can. Currently, I am a senior in high school preparing for entering the USNA in 2017 (class of 2021). I have already become a candidate for consideration and am in the official process for applying. At this time, I am nearly ready to send out the last three of my five applications for nominations (two for my senators and one for my congressman). However, I have already secured a Presidential Nomination. I know a nomination is no way a guaranteed spot, but is an appointment a guaranteed spot? If so, when would I be notified about an appointment being secured (or rejected)? I read on the official sight that April 15 would be the date but that seems to be past the time letters of acceptance or rejection would be sent out. Also, if you have received the Presidential Nomination, what other factors go into deciding if you receive an appointment based off of that? Thank you for any help, it is very much appreciated! I doubt this will be my only post in the future.