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What's with all the conflicting information?

BradBalvanzBradBalvanz Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hello, members of this wonderful forum.
I recently received a nomination from Senator Isakson of Georgia.
(Awaiting word back from Rep. Westmoreland)
I have been an anxious wreck for the past month now. I just want to hear back from West Point.

The information in question arises from when I found the list of nominees from Senator Isakson. He had THIRTY-SEVEN appointees from who-knows how many nominations. 11 of them were appointees to West Point.

I thought each Congressman could only send a total of 10 nominations??? And if not, how many nominations can they grant?

I have been using my knowledge of Statistics (thanks Coach Parker!) and calculated that, being Triples Q'd and nominated, that by being a white male, I have roughly a %33 chance of appointment. However, if Senator Isakson seems to have appointees of every nomination he sends in, then the %33 figure looks closer to %65-%75. I can not seem to find a number of nominations he sends out, only the list of appointments.

If anyone could answer any of these questions, it would be much appreciated the calm these anxious nerves:
1) How many nominations can a congressman award?
2) Although I understand that some districts are more competitive than others, if I am 3 Q'd and nominated, what would you guess is an estimated percentage of appointment?
3) When are the majority of appointments awarded? Are most of them mid-May, or closer to the January-March range?
4) Can a student with 2 varsity letters, an NHS and JROTC (honor unit with distinction) member, 40 community service hours, a 10/10 employer evaluation, a 4.2 weighted (3.9 unweighted) GPA, and a 680-680-580 SAT score look competitive?

Replies to: What's with all the conflicting information?

  • Wje9164beWje9164be Registered User Posts: 1,247 Senior Member
    It is possible that your senator has a lot of nominations for active duty military since there are a number of major military installations in Georgia. The process for active duty military applying to West Point is a bit different. If you have a nomination it may be a primary nomination where your congressman essrntially tells West Point to admit you and they have to unless you are not academically or physically qualified. If it's not a primary nomination then West Point may admit you but you are just in the pool. You cannot calculate percentile chances and having multiple nominations wouldn't change things unless one of them were a principal nomination. At this point it is up to USMA in terms of whether you receive an appointment. Suggest you read up on the nomination process more, make dead certain you have completed all steps (DOD physical) and have a backup college plan you can be happy with
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