Application process question

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  1. Cotton&Alligators

    Cotton&Alligators Member

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    When during the process should my son expect a call for the interview with liason officer ?

    Will the CFA serve for both USNA and USMA ?
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

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    My DS e-mailed and called his liaison officer multiple times but could never reach him. Then he called Admissions and was told an interview with the LO is not required (unlike USNA with the BGO).

    The same CFA can be submitted for both USNA & USMA, but note that they may have different minimum requirements / averages / maximums.
     
  3. Cotton&Alligators

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    Wow. I had no idea an interview was not required. Thank you for the reply.
     
  4. colinmcd

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    My LO did not contact me, I emailed him and requested to meet with him. I am not sure how all the LO's operate, but if I were your son I would email/call the officer and request to meet.
     
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    That is correct, it is not required but my LO gave me some great tips and insights that will greatly help my USMA application.
     
  6. tug_boat

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    Odd....

    Odd that it isn't required to have a formal interview

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  7. ca2midwestmom

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    DS found out later that the LO was out of the country. DS has an LOE and Admissions knows he tried to reach the LO and never suggested anyone else, so we're not worrying about it.
     
  8. Cotton&Alligators

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    Good advice.
     
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    Indeed, but I assume they're counting on the nomination interviews to act as the "formal interview" for those who don't meet with the LO. I interviewed with my LO and the questions he asked me were very similar to those asked in my nomination interviews.
     
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    DS also attended SLE and had an interview there. I don't know if that interview became a part of his official application. I think DS said that interview was with admissions.
     
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    My LO told me he would be sending my interview information to Admissions, so I assume the LO interview and the interview your DS had may act as the same thing.
     
  12. BigNick

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    Several points:

    I cover 3 Congressional Districts as the Field Force Rep.

    The procedure for interviews can vary between districts depending on the number and aggressiveness of the FF members.

    I believe that it is a big plus to get an interview - IF IT IS A GOOD INTERVIEW.

    If you go to SLS that is counted as the official interview.

    As a Field Force member I can not interview every candidate. There will normally be 50-60 candidates per District- 150 plus people for me. I interview the people that are rated as "competitive" by West Point Admissions on the Field Force/Admissions web site (candidates do not have access to this site). If a candidate has low qualifications or is not making good progress in completing their files I DO NOT CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW. In short -to get interviewed you must have a competitive record and show that you are serious by making very good progress on getting those red icons green.
     
  13. tug_boat

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    Not Available In Some Areas....

    There is also the fact, FFR/LO are not available throughout the country. Much like my cell phone coverage.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  14. Rocko

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    My DS was contacted by the FFR in November and was told he would interview him in December. He did not hear from him again. During his interview with the Congressman for his nomination one of the interviewers asked him if he had anything left to complete for his WP application and my DS told him he just had to finish his interview with his FFR.

    The panelist then told him that he WAS his FFR and his interview was now complete.....
     
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    That's an efficient way of doing things!

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  16. johnetringer

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    The "official" interview that occurred at SLE this past summer was a very unofficial "official" interview. Basically, at the end of the week, the squad leader came in and asked a few questions (5 or 6 at the most) - he/she made some notes and then went on to the next person. Our squad leader interviewed all 12 of us in less than 45 minutes.

    The interview I had with my LO was much more official. He interviewed me over a long lunch (probably 2 hours), asked me tons of questions, and gave me tips for the application.

    In the end, I think both interview notes were sent to USMA Admissions.
     
  17. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    While your squad leader only spent a few minutes with you in your "official" interview, she/he spent the entire week with you observing you. Think of SLE as a week long interview.
     

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