I can appreciate her energy....

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  1. tug_boat

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  2. MombaBomba

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    What would be useful is if rejection letters actually came with the reason why the applicant was rejected. As in "didn't meet minimum academic requirements," "application came in too late and slots already assigned," "already have enough political science majors," "not enough leadership or extracurricular activities" etc. That is never going to happen, but it would assist with those who may be thinking about reapplying for next year. Sometimes it isn't that a student is unwilling, it is that the student is unaware.
     
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    It's a great thought, Momba. But having been on the other side of this sort of thing in the civilian world, I can tell you that approach can be a double-edged sword...

    In some cases the answer isn't "pretty" or it may not be what the candidate wants to hear. As a result, some will use the answer given to refute the decision; perhaps creating a stink or even legal challenges. Selecting just the right mix of officer candidates is a tricky business. If the SA's give too much insight into the rationale, they may be forced to provide way more context for each and every decision than is practical.
     
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    Ugh. Grow up, kid. Considering her plan B is a state school, something tells me her credentials are as elite as she thinks (nothing wrong with a state school, but U of SC isn't Harvard).
     
  5. MombaBomba

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    I agree that this will not become the standard practice due to the "lovely litigation" we have today. It isn't practical for the most part. But there are schools and jobs where if you contact them, they will go over your application and explain what might have been missing or weak. But the student or employee has to contact them, they aren't going to chase the applicant down.
     
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    I heard they're making a movie of this remarkably original story and have already signed Reese Witherspoon for the lead. Matt Damon will play the brilliant but troubled janitor who becomes the love interest, and Will Ferrell is the crusty but secretly sentimental girls' field hockey coach who convinces the team to win one for the Gipper after she is stricken by a rare but deadly form of halitosis. Sean Astin plays walk-on football player Samwise Gamgee and becomes the first person in his dysfunctional family to almost graduate from college.
     
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  7. Jcleppe

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    You forgot Jack Black as the demented admissions director and Bill Murray as the twisted but comical Dean of Students.
     

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