Application on File

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  1. t&omom

    t&omom Member

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    Just curious when my DS's status may change on the USMMA portal. When does USMMA start mailing out LOA's? I am assuming that things are a little bit slower this year due to Sandy. Also, have they released the number of candidates that they will accept into the class of 2017? Thanks for any replies!!!!
     
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    LOA

    I received my LOA Friday of last week.
     
  3. t&omom

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    @goaltoserve...did your portal change at all before you received your LOA? Also, do you mind me asking what state you are from? Thanks and CONGRATS to you!!!!!
     
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    Loa

    Thanks! Yes my portal changed to "conditional" to indicate that I still need a nomination. I am from the southeast. Now I need to ace my MOC interviews.
     
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    And...don't forget to take the original and several copies of that very precious LOA along with you to your interviews!! If you have enough time before your interviews, mail a copy to each representative as well, and ask that they place a copy in your file. Congratulations and Good Luck!! :thumb:
     
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    I am having the same concern. My application has been in since August and I consider myself a pretty competitive candidate. Still no change on my portal from "Application on File". Sent admissions an email this morning.
     
  7. t&omom

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    @danwild17....please let me know what they say if you don't mind. I have only seen one or two LOA's for USMMA on this forum, so I don't think there are many out there. My DS's hasn't changed either. Thanks and good luck to you!:thumb:
     
  8. Happy Camper

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    The status for my DS is also still "application on file".

    Maybe behind due to the storm.
     
  9. t&omom

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    @HappyCamper....Let's all hope and pray....I know we are over here. I imagine they are delayed due to Sandy. Do you know anything about a nomination for your DS as of yet? We still haven't heard anything from our MOC. My DS finished up his interviews last week so.....here comes the waiting.
     
  10. Happy Camper

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    Hi t&omom,

    DS received his nomination letter from our MOC on Saturday! He interviewed the previous Saturday. What a relief to have that out of the way!
     
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    Happy Camper.....that is GREAT news! Congrats to your DS. We are hoping to hear something either this week or next. Fingers crossed and many prayers to say the very least. Let us know if his portal changes please and I will do the same! :thumb:
     
  12. aooga15

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    goaltoserve- :thumb: awesome!!! congratulations!!

    t&omom- best of luck to your child! hang in there... two years ago the LOA's came in Nov for those in our state... last year they came around late Jan/ Feb. there's no rhyme or reason as to why this happens... it just does. (so don't read into anything; numbers accepted, when those prior heard, Sandy, etc.) Just jump over one hurdle at a time and keep your fingers crossed. Good Luck!
     
  13. KP2013Momm

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    For those of you that have an LOA congratulations, but remember you still have work to do. For those who do not, DO NOT WORRY they can come at any point. I know mids that did not hear until March. So do NOT get discouraged, everyone starts the same day in July no matter when they get the letter.
    Post any and all questions.
     
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    waiting

    Thanks all for the words of encouragement. My son truly loves USMMA and would love to attend. All of his interviews are done with our MOC, so we will just wait patiently. I will update when we hear something!
     
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    I got an email back from admissions today. They said:

    "Your file is with the Candidate Evaluation Board, you will have a response in a few weeks. Please note, your very good essay indicates you want Marine Operations and Technology as a major, we no longer have this major as of this year."

    Hope this helps!
     
  16. Happy Camper

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    Danwild17,

    Thanks for the update. Best of luck to you!
     
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    I didn't receive my LOA until Memorial Day weekend (1977) so hang in there! My son is waiting to hear for class of 2017.
     
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    Well, we may have messed up the order but does it matter ? My son received his nomination last night from Rep Connelly in Va but we have not finished the application process. Do you think this will be a disadvantage? DODMERB and CFA are both complete. Thanks. great forum
     
  19. Lynpar

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    As I understand it the nomination is really just a box that is checked off and not much more. Yes, you have to have the nomination to be offered an appointment but when it is recieved doesn't matter too much. The early admission packages are reviewed prior to most nominations being recieved. The same holds true for the physical fitness portion. I always forget if it is PFA or CFA.
     
  20. aooga15

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    What haven't you dont yet? ~if it's the doctors/ eye doctor exam you should be ok. Best advice is to get whatever isn't done "done" immediately and get everything turned in ASAP. I'd also recommend to have your DS/ DD call Betty at Admissions and tell her that he received the nomination and that DODMERB and CFA are complete... and that that "X" will be done by ( ). After "X" is done and submitted, CALL admissions back to confirm that everything is in. (I recommend Betty- DS always asked for her specifically and she was very kind and helpful, but there are others in that dept that are great as well).

    Perhaps KP2013Momm can comment here?

    also, may I ask what state are you from?

    this is an exciting thread... to everyone "waiting", best of luck to you and please let us know asap when you find out.
     
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