Contacting my ALO

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  1. FacFortiaEtPatere

    FacFortiaEtPatere Member

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    About two weeks ago, I emailed my ALO for the first time just for the sake of introductions, building a relationship with him, and asking a few questions I had about the Academy.

    I haven't received a response yet, should I be worried, or is this a typical time frame for responses from my ALO/USAFA?

    I don't want to somehow fall through the cracks in the crowd of applicants. How can I stand out to my ALO and Academy admissions (in a positive manner, of course)?
     
  2. ClimberGirl

    ClimberGirl Member

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    Your ALO is probably busy with candidates and their questions for the current class of 2020. I wouldn't worry about it!
     
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  3. kml2020

    kml2020 USAFA Appointee

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    ALOs can be a bit tricky to contact, in my experience! My first ALO was very good about responding to my emails quickly, but after not hearing from him for a couple of months I saw on my application portal that I had a new ALO, and the previous one had retired. It was almost a month before I received a response from my new ALO. This was his first year as an ALO. He also had trouble with his email later on, and had to ask me to cc his personal email account to make sure he received all my emails. Issues come up sometimes, and from what I have heard it is not uncommon to have trouble establishing contact with an ALO. My recommendation is to simply wait for a reply, or if you have pressing questions, to call your admissions counselor and ask what else you can do to try to contact your ALO.
     
  4. millsbaks

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    I did the same thing you did and emailed my alo. But he emailed the next day. I just caught him at the right time because he emailed saying he wish he could wrote more but had to go fly. So I would just wait.
     
  5. breethumps

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    Unfortunately this is the busiest time of the year to try and contact an ALO, or admissions for that matter. Anywhere after April, and you'll probably get a faster response. In the mean time, prepping for your CFA, getting your research in to all 5 service academies, and the 3 ROTC programs would be helpful. If/when you speak to your ALO, if you already have a firm grasp of all of your options, they can help you in a more detailed manner. Even if you don't want to apply to all 5, it's good to do your research!
     

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