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  1. RyanT

    RyanT New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew a rough estimate of how many LOAs are given out a year? Thanks!
     
  2. jennyp

    jennyp Parent

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    Ryan: The numbers 100-200 are tossed around in the forum. That is totally unofficial and can change, of course. Your goal is not LOA, but rather appointment!

    Yes, I know, you were just wondering. Rest assured that the slots for the class of 2015 will not be all taken up by LOA holders! To the contrary!
     
  3. hopefulparent

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    At what point should one expect an appointment rather than an LOA?
     
  4. AKH

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    At any time. I just received an appointment without an LOA, but I had already qualified for a Presidential nomination so that was probably the difference between an LOA/appointment.
     
  5. Bailey

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    the "Appointment" comes when it comes......you will learn to stalk your postman and will find yourself talking to yourself quite often......you'll log on to this forum 20 X per day to see if any areas of the country are posting about "Appointments being sent".......i did......we all did......that being said, my son received his nominations and subsequent "Offers of Appointment" to the Air Force Academy and West Point in November......he even received his NROTC scholarship offer and acceptance to Notre Dame before Thanksgiving dinner.....however, he is a Plebe at the United States Naval Academy and he didn't receive his "Offer of Appointment" until March......was it worth the wait and the stress ??????? OH MY GOSH - YES !!!!!!!!!
     
  6. MIHOSER

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    Son, currently a USNA Plebe, received his appointment package on January 29, 2010. He had an LOA.

    Curiously, his congressional nomination letter was received the same day.
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    as in all or at least most things of this ilk ...it depends.

    1. One's file being complete, scored, reviewed, 3Qed.

    2. One's nomination circumstance, timing, and your year's competition among nominating pools.

    3. USNA's objectives, targets, and consequent applicant pool.

    To the degree applicants and their families are conditioned, expectant, and anticipating similarity or predictability as they might with a secular institution, this process can frustrate and/or surprise accordingly.

    In a word or several, it is very difficult to scoop or anticipate, and with notable exceptions is not readily predictable. And the longer one watches this, the more this becomes reality. Generally, with the occasional confirming bits of information that can and should encourage, the best one should expect is patience and peace in the process.

    btw, nom was notified late Nov, appointment received early Dec, and local students w/ LOAs received in Sept, were both appointed in March. Neither stayed. Anecdotal, but illustrative that in the end, LOAs sole value is lending some of that postitive feedback and assurance that IF one becomes 3Qed and a nom secured, they'll be appointed. And these are most often to keep high priority candidates ...race, ethnicity, athletics, occasional intellectual brilliance, sex, etc. ...on the line and keep USNA among their ongoing evoked set of options.

    And this kind of counsel is cheap, easier when looking back on the process, and worth every cent it costs to receive it. But more often than not, it is USNA's to know, yours to wait on the Lord and the Navy, whichever returns first. ;-) Enjoy this time of anticipation. While it may not seem so, like Christmas' coming, for the successful looking back, it'll bring fond and happy recollections. For the unsuccessful, they'll not bother as it'll be of no matter.
     
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  8. Vignesh56

    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    All I can say is that your goal is to receive an appointment letter. I live in Maryland that to Montgomery County, the hardest place to receive an acceptance. I made a mistake in praying for a assurance letter. The next day Sept 23rd, I got my appointment instead. The wait pays off a lot. Hang in there!!
     
  9. Memphis9489

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    Which reminds me of a line in a famous Mick Jagger song:

    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    You can't always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes, you just might find
    You get what you need
     
  10. Whistle Pig

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    Memphis! Big Chilly!:biggrin::thumb:
     

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