LOA question

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  1. ZN27

    ZN27 New Member

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    I received a letter from the USNA stating I was academically and physically qualified and passed the admissions board. They said they were waiting on DodMERB for a response to a pending administrative remedial. My BGO said this was a good sign but not a LOA and he said he was not sure why they would send this letter. Does anyone have a similar experience? Can I receive a LOA while working thru my DoDMERB issues?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    LOAs are unrelated to DODMERB. They state that an appointment is contingent on being medically qualified and having a nom. Thus, you could still receive an LOA.

    However, at this point, I would concentrate on receiving an appointment and not worry about an LOA.
     
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    ZN27 New Member

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    Thank you. I had my interview with my Congresswoman ( Edwards Dist 4 Maryland) this past Saturday and have my Senatorial interviews this week. I thought you could get a LOA without an appointment given they come after the holidays?
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You can definitely receive an LOA before you receive an appointment. An LOA states that, if you meet medical and CFA requirements and get a nom, you are guaranteed an appointment. However, as the year goes along, LOAs become less common. At the end of the day, you want an appointment, however that happens.
     
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    I agree with your BGO that it is a good sign. LOAs are down significantly across the board this year. USNA Admissions is deemphasizing them. My guess is that, for a multitude of reasons, they are utilizing letters such as this in lieu of the LOA.
     

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