LOA (not first choice)

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  1. OneLongRoad

    OneLongRoad New Member

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    We have been following this forum for sometime (and getting great advice) -this is our first post. We have a slight dilemma in my house. Our son received an LOA a few weeks ago from one of the SAs. He is applying to three of them. He obviously has them ranked by first, second and third choice. The LOA was not from his first choice. Should he notify the other academies of the LOA? If so, how (phone, e-mail, letter)?.

    Thanks. We have come to rely on some very sound advice on this forum.
     
  2. jscam87

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    I'm not sure I understand your question or your desired outcome. You have an LOA (congrats- by-the-way) but it is not from school number one.
    If you think dropping the LOA info will boost your image and lead to a counter-offer LOA from school #2 or #1, I don't think that is how it works.
    If you feel some obligation to let the other Academies know all your choices, I don't know who you would call. Maybe your liaison officer? Are you doing the same as your responses from Brown, Harvard, and the rest come in?
    If you are going to accept the LOA, then it makes sense to save everyone else's time, but I wouldn't rush into it. You have time. As I find myself saying every few days it seems, "...keep your options open". If you ARE choosing now, then by all means notify the rest that you are no longer interested.
    I hope this was helpful, but I really didn't understand where you were coming from with your post.
    Congrats again and good luck.
     
  3. OneLongRoad

    OneLongRoad New Member

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    Thanks jscam87.

    Point #2 was kinda was I was getting at - but not looking for an LOA, just an eventual appointment. I didn't know if SAs do things like competative civilian schools do. They, at times, will compete for competative applicants. In other words, one may offer a better financial aid package or even an offer admission if they know the applicant has recieved an offer of admission / XX dollars in aid / grants from another school of the same calibre. But in retrospect civilians schools have much more latitude in the size of the incoming class and base alot of decsions on revenue generation - which the SAs don't.

    I can see your point. He doesn't need to make a decision now and if the other SAs don't pan out, well the decision has been made for him.

    Thank you for you well wishes
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Certain SAs are more aggressive with their LOAs than others -- offer more of them and sooner. And this can vary year to year. The fact you have an LOA from one really doesn't make a difference with the others. You MAY want to tell your BGO, ALO, etc. They may pass it along to Admissions. But it still isn't likely to make much difference.
     

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