39 Days left until Dec 15th

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  1. officer

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    Okay,

    I have officially taken up jogging in my neighborhood with my son to relieve some of the stress of WAITING (although I only get to see him breeze by me as he leaves me in the dust). We only have 39 days to go gang until notification about EA (officially the 24th, but let's be optimistic :biggrin:). Hang in there, and give me a shout out on who's going to be mailman stalking with me in a couple of weeks. -officer
     
  2. beaver1

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    I am going out of my mind with the waiting since this is my number one top choice. The stress levels are high. I am trying to keep focused on my school work so I dont ask my mom to check the mail every day (2xs). Talk about counting down. Wishing each and everyone one of us all the luck. Hang in there all.
     
  3. shellz

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    The pain of the unbearable waiting was truly the worst part of this whole process....even worse than the wait list and subsequent rejection the first time around. The second time around we were equally as nervous, but in the end it all does happen the way it is supposed to. Wishing you and your son (and all the other 2014 hopefuls) peace...hang in there! :smile:
     
  4. beaver1

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    I was wondering who reads the folders....admission officers only or are the folders read by AAPs etc. If I remember there are only 3 admission officers so common sense would say that folders are read by those in positions for example Luigi59, Obgee, Boss 51. I wonder how many AAp are there and if they read differently from an admission officer. Is there a check list? Do they stop reading by Nov 15 and then go through the stack and start wedding out the candidates? If only I had a crystal ball.
     
  5. Luigi59

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    There are over 650 AAPs across the country, and none of them will read your file.

    Other than the interview summation that they will submit if you have an admissions interview, they do not see any other part of your file. They can check your lack list for missing items, but that's about it.

    Your file is evaluated by the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board (CCEB), who then forwards it to the Director of Admissions, and then finally to the Superintendent. The CCEB will continue to meet until the 1st week in December, and will then resume again on Jan 15th.

    Just relax, it's only the next 9 years of your life that may be decided in the next 40 days or so. :eek: :wink:
     
  6. officer

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    Great to hear from you Shellz and B1,

    Shellz, I was just reading over some of your and JCollins old posts this morning. I always go to this time last year for support and encouragement--Thank you for great posts.

    B1, the way I think our stuff gets looked at is this...I think the CCEB board is made up of our admissions officers and maybe a few other people (who I'm not sure who they are). Then they pass their recommendations to the superintendent, who then passes them on to "top guy" (so sorry for my bad memory, I can't remember official title).

    Anyway, they state that ALL papers are read thoroughly and scored holistically. I was very impressed with the admissions officers when I met some of them at AIM. When they say they will holistically score each applicant, I really believe them. :smile:
     
  7. shellz

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    Not quite...AAP's like Luigi and Bossf51 keep you SANE! Their generosity in giving of their time and energy is amazing! I particularly thank Luigi for one particular phone call which helped me climb out of the tree I was clinging to. The stress of waiting and wondering and imagining the worst just about did this worried momma in, and that phone call brought me back to the land of the sane. Sane, of course, being a relative term, but you get the picture! :wink:

    So, thanks guys....He is still doing well, and the semester is heading to a close in a month, so I will officially take off my worry hat. It's his gig now, and we are just the proud spectators. I love my new job!! :thumb:
     
  8. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    The Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board for the Class of 2014 has:

    16 Academic Faculty Members (8 Civilian; 8 Military)
    15 Admissions Staff Members (including the five Admissions Officers)
    5 Commandant of Cadets Staff Members
    4 Superintendent Staff Members
    3 Athletics Faculty/Staff Members
    2 Leadership Development Center Staff Members

    The CCEB makes appointment recommendations to an Admissions Committee, headed by the Director of Admissions...the Director of Admissions makes appointment recommendations to the Superintendent, who tenders appointments on behalf of the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
     
  9. officer

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    ...and on up the ladder we go! Thank you Objee for the clarification. Good luck to all of you out there applying and parents who are like me and tying up their tennies for a stress relieving jog (or perhaps a bag of M&M's and a good movie :rolleyes: ) Anyway, perhaps December 1st we'll kick-off the "OFFICIAL 2014 MAIL STALKERS UNITE GROUP" for support and wait to hear the happy news. I look forward to meeting the wonderful people on this forum someday.
     
  10. officer

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    I hear 'ya girl!
     
  11. USNA1982BGO

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    Buy some grass seed, that path to the mailbox will be well worn. But then again snow is useful to cover the trail! :thumb:

    PS: I'm sure we weren't the first family to check that mailbox more than once a day, "Just in case." :rolleyes:
     
  12. officer

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    We live in the hill "country" of Texas. My mailbox isn't in front of my house. It is up the long drive way--to the end of my street .5 miles--and on the main drive, another .25 miles. I will be in the most excellent shape, and my dogs love this with all the walks I'm taking them on!!!! Buns 'o steel, here we come :yllol: :yllol:
     
  13. USNA1982BGO

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    ^^^
    :thumb: You are well on your way to those 10,000 steps a day!

    Once everyone receives the appointment news you'll soon forget all the days sweating over the mail. It will then be replaced by wondering where those letters are from plebes, swabs, etc. Keep walking!
     
  14. hopeful1

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    Officer, I understand what you mean. The waiting is the worst... We are trying to hold off on paying deposits as long as we can to the other colleges, plan B, C, and D :smile: Hopefully the next few weeks will go by quickly and we will all have a relaxing Christmas:biggrin:
     
  15. shellz

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    Still lots to worry about after Swab Summer. I find myself worrying if he is studying enough, about his grades, etc. And then, it hits me like a ton of bricks...this is so not my problem anymore. He did it...got himself in, through swab summer, is passing his classes, and is pretty darn happy most of the time...the pink slip to his life has officially been handed over.

    Thank goodness I still have my 17 and 12 year olds to worry about. :wink:
     
  16. fairwinds

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    I also look fondly back at the "old" posts by Shellz and JC. They give me comfort as my son enters this journey. He has the stamina for it...I don't know if I do. Looking forward to Wednesday (Veteran's Day), son will be in a JROTC parade and there's no reason to check the mailbox!
     
  17. shellz

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    Awww...you are sweet. I got so much out of this forum. It was therapy, really, and the neat part has been actually meeting several of the folks who post here! (JCollins....our dinner was so great...we were old friends before we had ever met, right?!!)

    Hang in there. I think I can safely say that despite the ups and downs no one has ever perished during the process. Made people crazy with their constant worrying, mail checking, and talking about their "friends" on SAF? Yes...it's inevitable, but the symptoms fade fairly quickly when the big fat envelope of joy lands in your mailbox. I will cross my fingers for each and every 2014 hopeful and their nervous, worried, mailman-stalking parents. :biggrin:
     
  18. J Collins

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    Hey we went thru that waiting last December........
    and now the kid gets to wait until March with her shipmates at Prep School.... I continue to try NOT to think about it.... LOL
     
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    Im not sure whats in those last two sections but Id say skipping them is not a good option. Id also probably suspend your study for FM until after you take P. If youre taking that in December then you really have an ambitious schedule Good luck.

    WF
     
  20. shellz

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    We'll be here for you Julie! The good news will be so sweet and so worth the wait. :smile::smile::smile:
     

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