Deadline to accept appointment

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  1. JSH123

    JSH123 Member

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    Is there a deadline that the admitted need to accept/deny their appointments by? I am ranked second in my district and am waiting on the #1 ranked student to make a decision...
     
  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    In BFE, gives deadline of 15 APR 2016
     
  3. anne99

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    So what happens if you get an offer of appointment by USMA, are required to accept/decline by 15 April but are on a waitlist with USNA? USNA can come back as late as June with an appointment, right? Fabulous problem to have, but a tough one. How would you handle it?
     
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  4. brovol

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    By pulling your hair out, getting therapy, and after the counseling just deciding to scrap the academy idea and attend rodeo clown college instead. Lol.

    I think you just have to make your call. One good thing is that you can accept your USMA appointment, and then if USNA is your first choice, and you are offered a late appointment, you can still accept it and withdraw the USMA apt. There are a few threads addressing the withdraw option.
     
  5. 845something

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    National decision deadline for all colleges is 1 May. West Point moves up the deadline for the first round of offers to 15 April to try to clear things up. That way they can turn some offers to #2's before 1 May and others on the wait list can make a good decision (i.e. Send out TWEs to #2 when #1 accepts).

    Very few candidates will receive an offer in June. Very few will get an offer in May. Most will have offers before the end of March. If you think USNA is #1 then you shouldn't accept West Point just because you have an offer. If USNA is your pick, wait it out and reapply next year.

    Do not expect that just because #1 declines that #2 will get an offer. Chances are that they (either academy in question) has made more offers than there are spots. Looking across the entire population of candidates waiting, the SA will make a subsequent offer to #2 in a particular district if that is the best available candidate. If there is a better candidate somewhere else, and someone else has already accepted an appointment in that district (recruited athlete, URM, prep school, etc), #2 isn't getting an offer. That is the reality of life. Know what your goal is and what you need and are willing to sacrifice to get it.
     
  6. brovol

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    Well, I guess there are differing opinions. I surmised that because anne99 applied to USMA, she would be delighted to attend USMA if USNA did not come through. Assuming she would want to attend USMA if no last minute offer from USNA, then I don't think she needs to pass on USMA just because USNA was her first choice (and be left with replying next year to USNA); even if accepting at usma may mean someone else will not get that spot until the eve of R day. No need to throw herself on the sword. She earned a spot at WP, and has the option of accepting it; even if she withdraws it later in favor of accepting a late offer from USNA.

    But, to each his/her own I guess.
     
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    Yes, that is the case. USMA is second choice behind USNA but would gladly serve at USMA.
     
  8. 5Day

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    A little off topic. Please correct me if I am wrong. The service academy is only obligated to give an appointment to one application for each MOC slate. They are not obligated to have one accepted applicant per MOC slate. So in the event #1 declines the offer the SA is not obligated to give #2 an appointment. They could fill that opening, if it even creates an opening, from the national pool.
     
  9. LLJ

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    That makes sense as our MOC, in a competitive district, does not have 4 cadets enrolled. So, that would explain why. I have no knowledge …just thinking' along these lines. Interested to know too.
     

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