Appointment

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  1. Nonstopmotion

    Nonstopmotion Member

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    I finished my application and all my interviews a few weeks ago and I'm curious as to when people hear back about their appointment decision. Is it common for people to hear back in december/january or are most decisions made after the deadline closes.
     
  2. navymomwannabe

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    It is possible to hear back in Dec/Jan but most people hear back after the deadline closes.
    good luck!
     
  3. civic29

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    It's usually a good habit to ask when you will be hearing back from them when they ask "do you have any questions". If you are too worried about it just e-mail their office.
     
  4. Nonstopmotion

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    I know approximately when i'll hear back about my noms, I'm wondering more about the actual appointment from West Point.
     
  5. Sledge

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    Last year, the first big wave went out on or about 14 January. Those were principal nominees and clear vacancy winners.

    Clear vacancy winner example - 6 qualified candidates in a congressional district, one has a WCS far and away ahead of the others. No other candidate can "catch" that candidate in WCS during the last few weeks or so of the application process.

    Seems like the appointment flow changes every year though.
     
  6. fern2019

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    Would a FFO know/be able to tell a candidate what their WCS is?
     
  7. MiddyB

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    No. An FFO isn't even allowed to say when their file is being reviewed let alone the WCS.


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  8. Rcajandig011

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    I received a message on the portal saying that the admissions committee received all my information and qualified my file dated NOV 24, I got an LOA in October and had my FFO interview that weekend.
     
  9. DutyHonorCountry2019

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    Can a file be qualified while DoDMERB/USMA is reviewing a DQ waiver request?
     
  10. civic29

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    You sent triple q until you pass the health test


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  11. DutyHonorCountry2019

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    CFA - check. Academics - check. Nomination - check. Waiting for the DQ waiver request approval - hopefully.

    According to DoDMERB, "No applicant, say again, NO APPLICANT, will ever be denied admission from a US Service Academy because they receive a DoDMERB determination of did NOT meet DoD medical accession standards (particularly, West Point)."

    Does this mean an applicant can obtain an appointment contingent on getting a medical waiver?
     
  12. mom3boys

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    No; the appointment will not be offered until the waiver is granted.
     
  13. buff81

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    Yes, a file can be sent for qualification while waiting for a waiver.

    Qualification is a review of your file by your RC, another RC and a member of the admissions committee and is done when your file is complete.

    You can't be FULLY qualified unless you receive the waiver.
    You can't receive an appointment unless you are fully qualified and have a nom.
     
  14. buff81

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    Not sure of the context of that quote so I may be misunderstanding it, but you can be denied admission based on 'a DoDMERB determination of did NOT meet DoD medical accession standards.'
    West Point can choose not to request a waiver for you so therefore, the DoDMERB determination of NOT meeting DoD medical accession standards can result in you to not receiving an appointment.
     
  15. USMAROTCFamily

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    What is the absolute, drop-dead date that a waiver must be approved by in order to be offered an appointment?
     
  16. DutyHonorCountry2019

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    Buff81 - Thank you for your response. Relating to the context of this quote: it is from the "Questions on the Process" from the DoDMERB website. It was written by Larry Mullen, the Deputy Director at DoDMERB. See page 5 of the link on the DoDMERB website called "Questions on the Process."

    USMA requested a waiver but the process can take 90 days (maybe more?). The statement on the website is slightly confusing because you cannot be 3Q'ed without the medical, but the statement says you will not be denied admission because of it. However, I think you cannot be offered an appointment without it.

    My question is: Can an appointment be offered while a waiver request is in the works? I think the answer is no, but the statement from DoDMERB has confused my understanding.
     
  17. buff81

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    You can not be offered an appointment until your waiver is granted.
    You can be offered a LOA or LOE while waiting for a waiver but not an appointment.
    I will look at the DoDMERB site later and see if i can understand that statement better. Christmas shopping now.:wink:
    Waivers can take longer than 90 days.
    My DS's took 6 months. :smile:
     
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    It is DoDMERB's position that it is the services that medically DQ individuals and DoDMERB just evaluates them based on the services' standards. It is the service academy surgeons who determine if a waiver will be granted, not DoDMERB.
     

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