Admission Next Steps and Timeline?

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  1. Sydney C.

    Sydney C. Member

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    Hello to all....so here we are in late December and trying to ascertain the next steps and timeline re: the admissions process for the USMA.

    DS has LOE, been 3q'd, and within the last two days has recived two nominations (one Congressman and one Senatorial). What exactly happens next and within what time frame do things happen in the admission process?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. navymomwannabe

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    Congrats to your son! From what I have read on this site, I would guess the standard answer will be.....APRIL. If you receive news before April that is great but don't expect anything before then and you won't be disappointed. :wink:
     
  3. WestPoint2017

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    First round of appointments for congressional slate winners will be tendered around FEB 26 & MAR 1 time frame! That's what I was told by admissions the other day. As noted, you may not hear of your status until late MAY! Unfortunately patience is a virtue!
     
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  4. db11usma

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    Think there is any chance of hearing before?
     
  5. WestPoint2017

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    Unless you are a recruited athlete or active duty/prior service probably not. Once they eliminated rolling admissions after the Class of 2016 everyone hears of their status around the same time.
     
  6. db11usma

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    Nice to know, thanks for the info!
     
  7. WestPoint2017

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    I may be wrong...there may be information that I am unaware of, but this is what I have been told.
     
  8. Jeff62064

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    If you look at the posts from last year (I believe that last year was the first year they did not use rolling admissions), the first batch of BFE's began to arrive at the beginning of February. DS spoke with admissions this past week and was told that he should be receiving his during this time frame. It would seem from a logistics standpoint that they would NOT want to send out all or the majority of BFE's in April as they want to see who out of the 3Q's with principle and LOE's with nom, are going to reject. Then they can continue to offer admissions to subsequent groups as positions open up from the rejected offers. Since candidates have 45 days to accept/reject, look for the forum to light up during this time frame.
     
  9. WhiteSox05

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    Should those with LOAs not expect to hear anything until those dates as well?
     
  10. Sydney C.

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    What LOA's? USMA doesn't do LOA's anymore unless I'm missing something here e.g. recruited athlete, etc.
     
  11. Jeff62064

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    USMA does do an LOE (letter of encouragement) with an offer for overnight visit. DS has principle with 3Q. I am not sure exactly how the LOE fits in to the equation.
     
  12. WestPoint2017

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    Medical LOAs have been issued (injured right before R-Day or other extraneous situations). LOAs are still around; however, their frequency is significantly lower than in the past. In regards to when LOA recipients getting appointments... I have no clue.
     
  13. WestPoint2017

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    A LOE is a letter from admissions given to candidates because they think very highly of your file AT THAT POINT IN TIME. Things can change with poor grade performance, CFA failure, etc. The file doesn't have to be complete to receive a LOE, no guarantee is made for LOE recipients, but they are only given to the most competitive applicants in their eyes.
     
  14. tug_boat

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    The Next Event.....

    Deep below the basement of Thayer is a dungeon; inside this dungeon a light with a single bulb swings slowly over a long cluttered oak table. The table has shadows hunched over files filled with promising Army Officer applicants. The hunched over select members of West Point admissions board scheme and fight over the paper waded up before them. The scene is chaotic, unorganized and dysfunctional; some who have laid witness to this event lament its similarity to the North Pole when the first bags of mail have been received.
    It’s a very select group who work hours and days on end, hoping to find the right puzzle piece to complete the big picture, the future of West Point and all its glory, in hopes of continuing its virtues and secrets. Every four to five hours the tall wooden doors will part and a pillar of light will stretch from wall to wall across the stone floor. At this time several pieces of raw meat will be thrown in to the dungeon to feed the shadows and ensure the work will continue.
    At the end of January the application process will close for the Class of 2018. No more information will be accepted. All nomination will be due at this time, however most had be given before the end of December as a poor government gift to the minion like a heavy yellow brick of cheese.
    By the first or second week of February the bulk of the class has been chosen. The BFE have been prepared. On the first week of March the BFE should be arriving, in the same manner as picking a white seed ball from a dandelion and blown in to the wind scattering the news.
    As time comes closer to R-Day, the unfortunate ones will systematically receive their TWE. For some heartbreak followed by breaking things, others will feel a release to pursue their Plan B. The ones, who feel it in their guts West Point is where they are still are destined, will reformulate another attack plan.
    Those who receive the golden BFE will soon notice their portals will include a “Second Step”. This will begin the pursuit of turning the red dots into green. Its diabolical I know.
    The Postman is well aware of this event and fears it more than Christmas time package delivery. Everyday they will be accosted by a young person who demands, “Where is my BFE!” and he’ll reply, “I’m only the messenger”. The Post knows all to well to never use a mallet to push the BFE through the small opening of a mailbox or door.

    Good luck to all!!


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  15. buff81

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    The application deadline is the end of February.
    Jan 31 is the deadline for MOCs to submit their slates.
    Most offers will go out starting first of March.
     
  16. tug_boat

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    Ooooopsy...

    Thank you Buff for the correction. Its been too long. I hope all is well with. And Happy Holidays!!!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  17. WestPoint2017

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    Only 68 DAYS until MAR 1... :)
     
  18. tug_boat

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    Ugh....

    This is the most difficult time, the waiting. Even when you keep busy its still in the back of your thoughts. The waiting and checking your mailbox.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     

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