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  1. sarswimmer

    sarswimmer New Member

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    My DD received a email titled "Congratulations!", but it was a not a LOA email it was from a 2LT stating he was a recent graduate of the USAFA and "congratulations on begininng your application" and if she had any questions feel free to contact him. Has anyone else received a similar email and if so is this someone working for admissions? My daughters application is complete with a presidential nomination if that matters. Thank you.
     
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    I received the same email today as well. I was hoping the "congratulations" to be followed by an LOA, but sadly it wasn't. I'm not sure exactly what the email is for, seeing as we already have individuals to guide us through the admissions process.
     
  3. BlahuKahuna

    BlahuKahuna Member

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    If it's a USAFA email address, my guess is that it's a 2016 grad working in the admissions office. Just another resource, if that's the case. They'll have a good pulse on cadet life if you have questions.
     
  4. Teragram

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    DD received same email and her application is also complete. She was excited to see Congratulations and then bummed!
     
  5. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    Typically, you are informed of appointments by phone calls from Members of Congress. Just something to be aware of.
     
  6. sarswimmer

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    Thanks for all the feedback! When she seen the "Congratulations" in the subject line she got a little excited. She forwarded me the email and asked what I thought, I told her I been reading this service academy forum and I would create a account and ask about it. She is a college student and completed her application a couple weeks ago so being done early with the application makes the waiting even more difficult and any communication from the academies exciting.
     
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    A few years ago, USNA was doing something similar. Those who had recently graduated were in a holding a pattern for a period of time and were assigned to work with admissions and make contact with some of the applicants. Perhaps this is what AFA is doing this year as well.
     
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    I've received 2 of these in the past day. The subject line is quite misleading - I was so excited!
     
  9. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Be careful with terms like "typically," "usually," etc. That phone call may be typical of your MOC's staff, but many are still notified by snail-mail, some email, etc. Neither of my kids was informed by phone call, but by letter. Neither actually met their Member of Congress, nor their senator, though were well acquainted with the staff there.
     
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    This thread reminds me: In years past many people were excited to receive a big, thick envelope from USAFA around the first of the year (thinking it to be "The" BFE) only to find their new USAFA calendar for the new year inside. So if you get a big envelope, don't get your hopes up; everything comes by way of the portal anyway.
     
  11. Capri120

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    Since DD was on Christmas break when the MOC made her nomination decision (apparently, this MOC usually calls the high school office and announces it to the student, principal, staff, etc. all at once), she mailed DD a congratulatory letter that we received late December. DD's portal actually updated to show the nomination before she received the letter. However, the MOC did call DD to inform her she had received an appointment about a day before DD's portal updated. She received an email from USAFA to check her portal for the appointment; I cannot recall if she received an email to check her portal when the nomination was posted for the congresswoman or the later senatorial nomination she received.

    And, yes, we too were somewhat excited when the "BFE" arrived in the mail in December or January, although, DD seemed to know what it was -- a calendar.
     
  12. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    That calendar... tease much? :)
     
  13. Capri120

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    Oh yes, very much so. I picked up the mail in the afternoon and DD did not get home from school until early evening. I left it sitting on the kitchen counter, unopened, waiting impatiently for her to arrive home. When she did, DD sort of smirked, opened it, and laughed at me.:oops:
     

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