Class of 2015 - Mailbox Stalkers Club

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by falconfamily, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. falconfamily

    falconfamily Member

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    Well it's March 1st and according to schedule the BFE's should start flowing again. I thought it would be good to start this thread so that folks who are still waiting on getting appointments for 2015 can let others know that the letters are going out. Good Luck everyone! :groupwave:
     
  2. aglages

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  3. falconfamily

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    I guess the moderators can decide what works best. I thought the idea of having a new thread for BFE's during the March and April appointment period would give people some G2 as to the AFA starting to send appointments again.
     
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    Mailbox stalker is an understatement. It's getting crazy around here waiting. I get grayer by the day waiting for the BFE to arrive.
     
  5. aglages

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    Thanks. I just thought that people adding their names to the ongoing thread as they received appointments provided some G2 that BFEs are still being mailed...but whatever works best for you.
     
  6. BrianReed

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    Doesn't the academy admissions website change its status (ie. Candidate -> Appointee) before one gets the BFE?
     
  7. 1993A10

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    If I remember correctly, "Application Status: Complete" changes to "Appointment Status: Appointment Offered". Status stays as Candidate
     
  8. vamom

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    Newbie mom here.....do the offers of appointment that begin in March go out in "waves" or do they trickle out kind of one by one? Will the status change be the very first indication that our son has been offered an appointment?
     
  9. BrianReed

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    I would like to know the answer to that too; all I know is that the Admissions Committee meets once a week, so I'd imagine they're released in "weekly waves"... Can anyone provide any insight on this?
     
  10. mom2015hopeful

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    Well, here we are...March 1st.

    Hoping for
    1. a phone call from MOC
    2. a BFE
    3. status change online

    in any particular order :thumb:
     
  11. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    From what other posters have said, the appointments will trickle this year. With the limited number of slots, the academy is more cautious on going over their quota.
     
  12. DjSanguine

    DjSanguine USAFA '15 Appointee

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    This is where everything goes crazy, haha. I remember when I applied the first time, I would run home during our HS's lunch break to check the mail!
     
  13. falconfamily

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    I guess the good thing about this thread is that the folks here do not have their appointments and we're all in the same boat.
     
  14. sam'smom

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    I'm starting to develop OCD checking the website every hour to see if my dd's status has changed!
     
  15. BrianReed

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    The admissions website updates only once a day (during 05.30 - 06.30 MST, I believe it was), so don't pull your hair out by checking every hour! :)
     
  16. falconfamily

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    @BrianReed: From the postings that I have read, this is not always the case. Just alot of moving parts - BFE, online status updates, whatever, it will be a relief of sorts to see this machinery moving again.

    @vamom: This is something that folks like flieger and former cadets can speak definitively about. But I understand that 70-80% of the appointments are made during these 4-6 weeks. So about 800-900 apppointments? 150 - 200 per week on average? In any case we should be hearing soon and can look towards some sort of completion to this process.
     
  17. RyWalk

    RyWalk Candidate-2015

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    I definitely check the status on my application portal about 3 to 5 times a day :yllol:
    I know it probably updates once a day, but I check a lot anyway. Just to make sure... Yeah, OCD
     
  18. Rage_14

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    You are correct on this. Almost all of the appointments go out in March. But just as a message to all of you. I know you are all excited. I know the feeling, I was in the same spot last year, but please slow down and enjoy life leading up to June 23. It is going to fly by once you get that BFE in your hands. Enjoy the rest of senior year, graduation, and a senior trip if you graduate early enough. There will be plenty of time for the Academy and worrying once you get here.
     
  19. BrianReed

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    This is an extract from the USAFA Online Application Website:

    Oops! The Admissions Server is currently synchronizing data with USAFA. We must suspend all data input while this process runs to prevent the data from being corrupted.

    YOU DID NOT LOSE ANY OF YOUR WORK! If you have already entered some data it is still there and you may return to your Online Application after the synchronization is finished.

    The synchronization usually takes around 45 minutes... try returning to the Online Application in an hour or so. You will need to re-enter your Social Security Number and date of birth to continue your Online Application. If you have not yet started your Online Application, you may do so after the synchronization completes.

    The synchronization runs every business day (usually between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM Mountain Time) but may rarely run at other times during the business day.


    ...regardless, I still end up checking my status about 10-15 times a day :p
     
  20. 1993A10

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    I believe DS's status changed from Complete to Appointment Offered around 1000 Colorado time.
     

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