Appointment Acceptance Question

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  1. Jayhawk2015

    Jayhawk2015 New Member

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to the Forum and have a question... I'm the parent of a son who received an Appointment to USMMA (2nd choice) and is waiting for word from USCGA (1st choice). All we know about his USCGA application is that USCGA has received it and is processing it...

    My question is this... In reading other posts, some people have stated that their DS/DD didn't receive USCGA or USCGAS Appointment until after May 1. Being DS has his second choice Appointment to USMMA, what does he do if he accepts USMMA and then (After May 1) receives Appointment to USCGA? USCGA is without a doubt his first choice -- so much so that he would be thrilled, honored and proud to receive a USCGAS Appointment. Should this happen, (DS receives Appointment to USCGA/USCGAS after May 1 when he's already accepted USMMA Appointment) is there an appropriate way to accept USCGA Appointment / get out of USMMA Appointment he has already accepted?

    Please advise...
     
  2. nmlcfp

    nmlcfp Member

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    Do the honorable thing.

    I am probably biased here ( my DS goes to USMMA), but if you accept an appointment anywhere you shouldn't back out of it. I think sometimes you just have to put honor above personal goals.
     
  3. bossf51

    bossf51 Parent

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    Well since none of the usual suspects jumped on this one(is Luigi in the Witness Protection Program? :D) I will try.

    It is not dishonorable to turn down an appointment at one academy to accept another...it happens all the time...all it does is open up a spot for a kid who really wants to go there. So don't sweat it.:thumb:
     
  4. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    its perfectly "honorable" to accept MMA and then turn it down if CGA works out. The person whose spot you take when you accept MMA will probably be the person who is offered an appointment once you back out anyways, given they have enough desire to attend that they stay on the waitlist that long.


    And that opinion is unbiased. When I accepted my appointment to CGA I had every intention of turning it down if an acceptance from USNA came in. I retrospect I'm pretty lucky that didn't happen!
     

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