A quick question

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  1. wnew

    wnew Member

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    Hello everyone! I'm a junior in high school who just finished their application for the summer seminar a little while ago. Just wondering when the usual time to hear back about acceptance/ denial is? Thanks
     
  2. mingram

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    My DD#2 Found out Feb 15 last year.
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  3. wnew

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    Good to know. Thank you
     
  4. baileydb

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    Same here. I believe everyone found out Feb 15. It should pop on the Summer Seminar admissions page when they will let you know eventually so just keep checking.
     
  5. keg

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    Just a bit of insight.

    I applied for SS when I was a junior and I got flat denied. If this happens to any of you, keep plugging away and get what you need to get done, done. I ended up getting a LOA the next year. My first day ever being in CO was while getting yelled at and herded around on I-day. I'm very happy with how things turned out, and I believe that SS would have simply been a "tool" for my decision rather than a check box on my application.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    Summer Seminar is NOT a checkbox on your academy application. Summer Seminar has absolutely no impact on whether or not you receive an appointment or not.

    Summer seminar is designed specifically to give applicants the opportunity to see if the academy is right for you or not. As far as getting turned down for it, that is not uncommon. Only a few summer seminar sessions can be done, so that means only a few hundred people can attend. The academy tries to get people into summer seminar they think it will help. They try and get people from all over the country to make a nice mixed group.

    But again; and most importantly, summer seminar is not a check box on your academy application. It has absolutely 0% impact on whether or not you receive an appointment. The only thing that's a positive for "APPLYING" for summer seminar, is that you can put it on your Senator/Representative's nomination application. It shows that you really want the academy and you applied for summer seminar and every other thing you can. Whether you got accepted to summer seminar doesn't even matter so much by the MOC. They know only a couple hundred can attend. But they like to know you applied. But again; that's just for your MOC nomination application. It means absolutely nothing on your academy application. I don't even comment on my applicant's file on whether or not they applied or attended summer seminar. There's no extra points for it.
     
  7. wnew

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    Status on the portal changed to "applicant", does that give any insight on when I might hear back?
     
  8. baileydb

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    From the website:
    "Selection for this program will be after the close of the application period with notification via e-mail to all students of either Selected or Non-Selected by March 6th. Go to the online application to begin an application or check your status or update your application."
     
  9. USAF463

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    When you are invited to Summer Seminar, it will be through the email address that you provided. Our DS almost missed the acceptance date due to the fact that the email had filtered into his spam folder.
     
  10. baileydb

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    It should also show up in your portal, as well. Check both your e-mail and the portal regularly, and you won't miss it ;)
    I know it sucks to wait, but try not to dwell on it too much (same thing I am telling myself now as I wait to hear if I am part of the USAFA class of 2019, btw) ;)
     

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