Oh wow, guess earlier the better for LEAD candidates & those with early nom sources Best wishes to you!True, but they start giving out appointments as early as October. Since, I'm applying to the LEAD program I can get a nomination in about a month or so.
Yes, earlier the better, I remember a girl who received her LOA late August the start of her senior year.Statement in the new Instructions to Candidates: ".. we encourage you to complete this package by early October if you started in July and within 45 days if you started later, to be considered for an early offer of appointment (prior to March). By completing your forms early you will receive timely feedback on what is necessary to make your application more competitive for an appointment."
If he doesn't hear back about nominations before then, don't freak out. The nominations are sent directly to the academies as soon as they are available. The Academy will not disqualify him if he doesn't have his nomination by that date, because they know they might not be in yet. HOWEVER, the nominated candidates should be notified before then of their nomination.Y'all are freaking me out! DS deadline is also October 31...what ticking clock? Is he supposed to have everything done by then, including nom interview? Is he really getting evaluated on how quickly he completes the application? Agh!!