LOA Received!

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  1. Iceman

    Iceman New Member

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    LOA was in the mail yesterday dated 2 October. Anyone else receive one?

    I am only waiting for a nomination.

    I am so HAPPY! :biggrin:
     
  2. behrsmom

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    Hey congratulations man!!

    I'm applying too. What was your ACT score or SAT score, GPA, etc.?
     
  3. DevilDog

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  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I'll join the thread. My son was told of his back in July, but actually received it in writing beginning of September. His ACT scores were M, V, C: 36, 35, 35 and he has a 3.91 unweighted GPA. He's also taken Calc 2 and Calc 3 at a local college and is taking Organic Chem now.

    Congrats Iceman and DevilDog! Iceman - seems like a long delay between the date and receipt - you must live far away!
     
  5. mumsyto3

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    My son was told of his LoA in August, received letter beginning of September also.
    Congratulations to Iceman, DevilDog and Marciemi!!! Anyone going to CVW?
     
  6. Berkeley0719

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    Hi Everyone! I just found this forum so this is my first post...

    I submitted my complete application on September 1st.

    I received an LOA in the mail on Saturday, September 26th (The letter was dated September 20th)! ACT=34 GPA= 4.78 (from a 4.0 scale)
    Rank= top 2-3% 3 sport Varsity letter athlete

    Congrats to everyone! I am going to the Notre Dame/Navy football in November - I am so excited! GO NAVY!!!
     
  7. mmb5

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    Conditions onLOA?

    Congratulations,Berkeley! [4.78??? Wow!]


    Has anyone received an LOA subject to medical condition, CFA, or any thing other than nomination?
     
  8. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Hi Berkeley - congrats! My son's was for nomination only.
     
  9. FaithfulMom

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    My son received his LOA at the begininng of September (letter dated Sept. 3) and it is conditional to receiving a Nomination and passing his Medical. He had his DoDMERB exam on Sept. 1st and was DQ'd on Sept. 16th because of his vision - myopia (we knew this would happen). Now we wait to hear whether he is granted a vision waiver, or not. It will break my heart for him if his dream comes to an end because of his eyes, but we really believe that what is meant to be, will be.
    His SATs are Math: 790; Critical Reading: 710; Writing: 800
    Very few people in this area take the ACT's, but he is going to take the exam in October - to help open doors with his plan B options.
    His cumulative GPA is 95.6% (his school doesn't calculate it the 4.0 way) and he is in the top 8% of his class of 570 students.
     
  10. mumsyto3

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    My son's LoA is contingent on a nomination.
    Welcome Berkeley and congratulations.
    Faithful Mom: Congratulations to your son as well, good luck on his waiver!
     
  11. wilsonsport15

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    I received an LOA dated Late September pending a nomination!
    Congrats to all.
    Just a quick question regarding this letter. Do your 3 MOC's take this letter into consideration with your nomination package? Or is it just something to add to the application, and they can choose however they like?
     
  12. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    Devildog are you serious? Your son received an LoA with an eye-popping 25 in the math ACT?

    I'm sorry at this unusual reaction, but I seriously thought that LoA recipients have arguably the most competitive standardized test scores for mathematics especially, and scholastically are highly ranked (I do not doubt your son on this department devildog).

    In all, congratulations to your son and your family, it must be a great honor enviable to many.
     
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  14. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I'm going to defend K_Delrosario a little. I don't think he was trying to be cruel or negative, simply expressing surprise. You do have to agree that the scores aren't near the top of the spectrum, and when I first saw your post although I realized that he must have a lot of other things going for him, many others reading this may not. When then people posted "wow, my scores are similar - I'll probably get an LOA too!" :rolleyes:, well, you have to realize this isn't the case.

    Maybe he could have expressed it better, or simply asked what else you believed led to the LOA, but really, my belief was the same - that USNA particularly of the three academies was looking for those high scores (ACT or SAT), and especially the math, and especially for the LOA's. Whether or not this SHOULD be the case, it most often seems to be.

    I've heard from others on this board and many people are surprised by an LOA with a 25 Math ACT. Thank you for clarifying what else he had going for him, but I think your reply was far more nasty than his was. His expressed surprise - yours a desire for him to fail! :thumbdown:

    And yes, my son has his LOA already to USNA - with a more "eye-popping" 36 on the math ACT. And I believe he is still a candidate until I day - someone correct me if I'm wrong?
     
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    Well, K_Delrosario does have a point...it's surprising that a Calculus teacher's "best student" got a 25 on the Math ACT...

    My sister had gotten a LoA in the middle of November after she applied (Now she's flying F-18 Superhornets, pretty cool), so I'm not worried at all...I even finished my app before hers!

    One thing I do know is that, LoA or no, once you get on the Yard, everybody's going to be treated the same-It's not like these "OMGSUPERFREAKINAWESOME" LoA kids are gonna be top dog or anything. Hoo boy...

    So yeah, DevilDog, you need to chill. Because you know the whole purpose of everyone here is to undermine your kid...totally.:smile:
     
  17. flagler

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    2 Weeks Ago by DevilDog

    "Thank you everyone for your input. I am sorry for being crass with some of the posters. I did get the answer I was seeking, and will take it under advisement. I find it even more rude for people on here to make character judgements about a person they have never met. Once again, I do regret for being crass."

    Devil Dog - I thinks it's time to apologize again.
     
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  18. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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  19. mumsyto3

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    Can't tell if you're kidding or not Bossadai, but I don't think anyone here is out to undermine anyone else's kid. Quite frankly, unless you're from the same congressional district it doesn't matter as they are not competing against one another. I believe that the majority of the people on this forum are here to lift each other up!

    I agree with Marciemi, I have to admit that at first it was a little eyebrow raising to see that one could get this early of an LoA with the ACT scores Devildog mentioned (although looking back at your son's SAT math score, it looked pretty decent.) Obviously your son has a great resume and sounds like a great kid. There is no doubt that some people do not test well on standardized testing, that doesn't mean that they aren't or can't be successful.

    I do not believe KDelosario was trying to be disrespectul or disparaging, he was merely stating what a lot of us were thinking quietly to ourselves. If you read his post carefully he was stating his surprise and congratulating your son. Let's go easy on him please.

    As Marciemi stated above, our kids are still candidates, (my son has LoA also) I believe (in the case of those with an LoA) once they have the nomination (which we are all waiting on) they will get their appointment (as long as they meet all the contigencies set forth in the LoA) at which point I believe they are then known as Candidate Appointees. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    I wish your son the best of luck, I can tell you are very proud of him! Just as we are all proud of our children.
     
  20. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I'm sure Bossadai was kidding, by the smiley face after the statement. And I fully agree that we're all here trying to give one another support so let's all just drop this and go back to that please! :thumb:
     

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