What's the difference between an appointment and a nomination

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by Nomak54, May 21, 2018.

  1. Nomak54

    Nomak54 Member

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    I know it's stupid but :V

    Also, how early should you apply for a nomination when applying for the school
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Nomination is if you receive one from your MOC. An appointment is what a SA will offer if you are accepted. You must have a nomination to be appointed.
     
  3. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    And get started on it now as some MOCs have deadlines in October and early November. You don't want to miss it.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I also suggest you go through the Nominations forum here: https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?forums/nominations.21/
    And also the stickies at the top of the page. You should also read through the web sites of the academies you hope to attend.
    There is no such thing as a stupid question.... but I have to say that asking such a fundamental question indicates to me that you don't do your homework/research first. We're happy to answer anything here but you should do some research first. It will certainly be expected of you at any service academy and while on active duty.
     
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  7. USMA 1994

    USMA 1994 Member

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    The nomination and application process is long and drawn out. I would suggest that you take some individual initiative and make sure you understand the process. The answers to your questions are readily available on the Academy's or MOC's website.
     
  8. JRS92078

    JRS92078 Member

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    Also note: just because you receive a Nomination, does not mean you will also receive an appointment.
     
  9. Dallas

    Dallas New Member

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    Nomination doesn't necessarily grant an appointment, but you must have one to be considered for one.
     
  10. KP_KRegister

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    This is great information, thank you all!