Appointment "Verification of Acceptance"

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  1. edad36

    edad36 Member

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    This may seem over detailed, but I have noticed that everything sent and received from the Academy throughout the candidate process was listed on the CIS site. You were able to verify receipt by the Academy of each of your required submittals. The Dodmerb site also had updated information.
    After recieving the coveted blue folder the instructions within contain requirements for returning the form with the box checked for acceptance or not to the Academy. It also provides the forms for your local law enforcement to send directly to the Academy. They even have you send proof of citizenship in the form of a birth certificate and you can provide a self addressed envelope for the return of the original copy.
    Perhaps having become used to seeing verification makes me want to continue to watch for the same. However it has now been almost 1 1/2 months since the acceptance and nothing is showing on the CIS site other than the same information from the time of appointment. The DODMERB does say offer extended but makes no reference to accepted. I have read many difficult stories on this forum of I day rushing around trying to secure the proper documents. I am aware that a full package is sent sometime in April with respect to I Day.

    I am just wondering if anyone else is aware of their status after the appointment offer, and does the Navy CIS ever change to reflect acceptance by the candidate? My son wrote his RD with the question about 4 weeks ago and was told that if nothing changed on CIS by mid January to check back. He hates to bother him with something if it may be trivial.

    It sure would be a comfort level to know that the appropriate forms are actually reaching the Academy and that they were checked off correctly.

    I did get the birth certificate back, but it included just the document with no supporting acknowledgement.

    Perhaps I am over analyzing, but you get used to the system of acknowledgment and then to receive none is concerning.
     
  2. Pachrian

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    I remember that my son sent everything in "registered mail" with delivery confirmation. And, of course, he made copies of everything before he filled it in and then again filled in.

    I don't think there was anything online thet USNA received the acceptance letter.
     
  3. SAMom

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    After we sent back our paperwork the status changed to accepted!!!
     
  4. falconchic88

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    SA Mom, was that the status on DODmerb or CIS? Because I don't even see a status section on CIS at all. We are in the same boat, son sent in acceptance, but we have no way of knowing if/when they recvd it.
     
  5. SAMom

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    It was on DODMERB and Larry explained to me that it meant she accepted the offer of Appointment to NAPS. The best way to find out anything is calling your admissions officer. I think its a good thing to touch basis with them once in awhile any way!!
     
  6. 2014-scada

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    Waiting for Acknowledgement!

    How long did you have to wait before you got the birth certificate back?

    I am just trying to establish a timeline here...we hand-carried DD acceptance letter to the USNA and we were wondering when they usually send it back. We are guessing that at least that means they got the acceptance letter...does it not?

    :wink: GO NAVY!
     
  7. Hemingway

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    About a week and a half after my son mailed in his acceptance, his B&G officer told us that on his information system my son's status had changed to "accepted appointment".
     
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    :thumb: Thanks for the info...I did not realize that the BGO would know this fact. Thanks!

    GO NAVY!
     
  9. SmilingParent

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    CIS doesn't change

    My son sent his paperwork in to USNA early March. We also would like to have seen something on the CIS. Especially since the entire application process you referred to the CIS for all updates.

    Anyone out there with influence might want to suggest this to USNA. My son received appointment to USMA and their website does have a place to show appointment offered and then appointment accepted. In fact you can accept or reject online. Wouldn't want USMA to have one on USNA :thumb:

    Since we sent acceptance to USNA via US Mail we were concerned as to whether or not it had been received. We sent an email to our admissions officer and received confirmation email. We were also told that no further documention or packets would be sent until early May when the report packets are sent out. We have no idea if our police reports have been sent in by our local station, just know that we delivered them with a stamped addressed envelope.
     
  10. MomoftheMagik

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    That brings up a question I have. Is mid-to-be only responsible for getting the police record check to the proper authorities, or does he/she also need to make sure they have been completed and sent to the academy? Do we need to call and check with admissions or with the police themselves a few weeks before I-Day to be certain it is all completed?

    Also, my son's birth cert is "somewhere out there" with his passport application. I can tell you I was trepidatious when I found out they keep it until the passport process is complete. Then I found out that the academy needs it as well. His passport should arrive in the next few weeks, and hopefully his birth cert will be returned by then also. Wondering if the birth cert is usually sent with the acceptence. I did note that it does not have to be in until June, so I'm not really worried. Just wondering when most send it.
     
  11. PositiveThinking

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    Hi MotM - We sent in son's original birth certificate with his acceptance on 3/1, per instructions on the "Important Notice to Prospective Midshipmen" page that came with his BBF. We included a stamped, self-addressed envelope, but we haven't received the birth certificate back yet. It does say that the documentation of citizenship needs to be on file at the Academy by June 15, so you still have plenty of time!

    Do the plebes need to have a current US passport when they arrive on July 1st? If they don't, can they apply for a passport when they are at the Academy? Once we get the birth certificate back, I thought we might start on that process if there's time. :thumb:
     
  12. MomoftheMagik

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    Thanks PositiveThinking.

    I don't know that a passport is required, but it was suggested in a "Plebe Parent Survival Guide" that I read. Here is the link:

    http://www.usna.com/Document.Doc?id=1127

    My son is taking an overseas mission trip in May, which is why he applied for a passport. I sure hope they get that birth cert returned to us. You know how slowly the wheels of bureaucracy can turn.
     
  13. singaporemom

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    Tip: When my older son headed off to Indiana for AROTC, we ordered 3 extra copies of birth certificates. Kindof an overkill, but my son has one with him, we have one in safety deposit box, one on file, and one on standby for when he loses the first one! When we needed to order him a new passport, I didn't feel uncomfortable with it leaving the house.
     

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