Declining other Academy offers ..

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Tachyon, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Tachyon

    Tachyon Member

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    I am curious..

    Once you have accepted USAFA and know it is where you want to be, how quickly does everyone decline their other service academy offers? (assuming one has more than one offer)
     
  2. Packerfan735

    Packerfan735 Member

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    i decline when i accept...
     
  3. usafaengineer2013

    usafaengineer2013 Candidate Appointee

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    I would decline right away that way they have a chance to give your spot to someone else. thats what my congressman and ALO said to do
     
  4. Packerfan735

    Packerfan735 Member

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    i agree... if i decline (which i will anyway since i accepted another academy) then someone else will also get to be as lucky as i to serve our country for free.. if i didn't get one originally, it sure would be nice to get one and all someone else had to do was decline...
     
  5. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    Do you just call the Academies, and tell them or is there a specific form?
     
  6. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    If you are unsure and undecided, by all means wait until you are convinced before taking any decisions. You have until May 1 to make up your mind, use all the time you need without regard to anyone else - this is your future, you earned the multiple appointments, you earned the right to contemplate the choice for as long as you need.

    BUT.........

    Once you accept an appointment to a service academy the ethical thing to do is to decline the other service academy appointment(s) as soon as possible.

    Unlike a civilian backup plan, there is no good reason to delay it.

    There is a form to send back.

    :cool:
     
  7. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Within a couple of days of receiving your declination to another SA, some young man/woman who RECEIVED THE THIN ENVELOPE will come home and find a BIG package from their dream in the mail...

    THINK of what you'll have helped do, if only in a small way.

    Nope, do it quickly.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  8. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    yuppers...
    Monday after the visit to KP ALL letters went in the mail...
    Acceptance to CGAS went UPS overnight
    Decline to USMMA Prep went overnight
    Decline to other Schools US Mail.
     
  9. triplemmom

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    J Collins, I only wish you lived in Eastern Washington! There are going to be some very happy kids in your district! Congratulations and best wishes to you :smile:
     

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