Is it a bad idea to email my RD?

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  1. dvnkmmy

    dvnkmmy Member

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    Hello all. I've seen a few people on here say that they emailed their RD to see if their application had been reviewed yet or not. I am a second year applicant and I finally got a nomination this year. I am excited and just want to know if I have been reviewed yet or not!

    Would it look bad or make it look like I'm too impatient if I emailed my RD?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MJP

    MJP Member

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    It can't hurt to ask. Not sure what he or she can tell you. Our told us she would not share admissions status.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    In my opinion and at this point in the process, you aren't learning anything new on whether you have been reviewed or not. Ultimately, almost everyone will know their status in about a month. So you will be reviewed very, very soon (if not already). As you might have seen from another poster, it is unlikely for Admissions to give you a status...they specifically stated they won't divulge those details to one candidate. Imagine how much of a pain this would be to the Admissions Counselor, if even half the candidates emailed them with these types of questions -- though, they will always be "happy" to answer any of your questions. I would say consider being in their shoes when deciding whether it is worth sending the email. My recommendation would be not to, but ultimately, you get to make the decision.
     
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    dvnkmmy Member

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    Thank you guys. It is only a month. I'll just tough it out and continue this waiting game!
     
  5. NavyFam

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    I've looked all over the USNA website and the portal. How do you find the contact information for your RD? My DS has only communicated with his BGO and Admissions Counselor?
     
  6. dvnkmmy

    dvnkmmy Member

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    Isn't the Admissions Counselor our RD?
     
  7. MJP

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    Yes, I belive you are correct DVN.
    NavyFam, look on your DS' candidate information page in the portal and near the bottom there is contact info for your RD and under that should be listed contact info for your BGO.

    We didn't ask our RD for any status, but we did send her a nice thank you note for all her assistance throughout the process as it made everything seem easier.

    Good luck to everyone still waiting...
     
  8. bubalma

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    RD's and Admissions Counselors are two entirely separate positions.

    I have an older list of RD's but can't find it at the moment. Easiest way to find out who your RD is would be to call Admissions, tell them where you are from and ask them for the contact information on the RD serving your geographical area.

    RD's are typically retired or previously serving Naval officers - usually Lieutenant Commander and up.

    To clarify: RD's are the next step up in the chain of command above BGO's.
     
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  9. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    RD is normally the senior Admission Counselor OR the one with most experience working in the region. Basically, each region will have 1 Admissions Counselor, 1 RD, and 1 Field Admissions Counselor. BOTH the RD and Admissions Counselor will split the states in their region. The only distinction is one has "more" experience in the region. USNA normally swaps one out at a time to have continuity. Basically, the RD is not another person -- they just serve in a second capacity.
    Say LT A and LT B are in the same region. If LT B was assigned this region in 2006 and LT A in 2007, the LT B would normally be the Regional Director, since they have been in region longer. Both LT A and LT B share states in the region and practically perform the same functions -- there might be more responsibility placed on LT B. In other words, the RD is NOT a third person.

    Essentially, half or more candidates (depending on how the states are divided) will have the RD and the other portion, the AC.
     
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  10. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I think you may be confusing the RD with the AC (acronym central, I know!). The AC in the BGO world is the Area Coordinator, who is the informal "supervisor" of a region of BGOs. He/she is often a retired officer, but need not be. The RD is the Regional Director who is typically an active duty 0-3 and works in Admissions. There is also an Admissions Counselor (who, I suppose is also an "AC"), who is also an active-duty o-3 and works in Admissions. The latter two are the ones who can give you official info on your status. The Area Coordinator will be of no more help than your BGO.


    --Cross posted with BGO08:)
     
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  11. bubalma

    bubalma Member

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    Sorry about that - I was thinking AC and typing RD.
     

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