MOC Call

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  1. BillTheGoat2018

    BillTheGoat2018 New Member

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    For those of you who have received appointments already; did your MOC or Senator call you informing you of your appointment-or did you just find out by receiving a BFE?




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  2. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    In my son's case, our MOC called him. Followed up by a letter, and the BFE within about a week
     
  3. Blondie1

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    Text by MOC SA liaison to DS--BFE arrived about a week or two later!
     
  4. usa95

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    Does this (notification from MoC) only occur when you are a Principle Nominee?
     
  5. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    In our case, our MOC uses the "competitive slate" where 10 candidates are submitted without a principle. Once the MOC received notification that my DS was selected for an appointment from her 10, she was given 1 week to call him before the BFE went out.
     
  6. Blondie1

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    For DS --he was principal.
     
  7. 1964BGO

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    USNA notifies the MOC's of the selection of one (or more) of their nominees for an offer of appointment, usually several days before it is posted. This permits the MOC the courtesy of being able to present the good news to the selectee in whatever manner he/she feels is most appropriate. Who and how the MOC notifies is at the discretion of the MOC. You probably would be more successful in learning about your MOC's methodology by talking with a previous appointee of your MOC.
     
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    So does that render the portal useless for information in regards to the Selection Board's decision? Admissions status won't be posted on the CIS?
     
  9. faststreet

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    Blondie1 - Did DS have LOA or just principal?
     
  10. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    For those of you with multiple offers...

    When does an appointee that has already accepted an offer tell other academies and ROTC programs that they have accepted an appointment elsewhere? Many are waiting anxiously for ROTC schollies and BFEs!

    And those of you that have inside information about what congressmen do in regard to when they get info and when they act on it... How do you find out things like this? Ask them?


    Many people on here seem to have inside information. Often helpful, it just makes one wonder where it comes from.
     
  11. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Some folks here are BGO's and have been doing this a long time. Some of us are parents or students that have been through the process and are speaking from experience. Take it all in and make your own assumptions as to what is good information and what is not. You will find that if bad information is given out, it doesn't take long for people to speak up with their experiences.

    The Academies use the May 1 date for an offer to be accepted. Many candidates that were accepted to multiple academies or received XROTC scholarships don't let the respective admissions folks know until that deadline. Things can and do change in some cases. DS ran into a plebe at USNA last Fall that accepted at CGA, then changed his mind the last week in April and accepted at USNA prior to the May 1 deadline.

    Having spent the last year on these boards, I can tell you that most everyone has been so incredibly helpful to us in navigating this process. People who haven't experienced it really can't understand the ride that it is for both the candidate and the parents. Much different than a normal college application experience that many of us are familiar with.
     
  12. Blondie1

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    No LOA -- DS only had principal Nom
     
  13. mista

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    My DS received his BFE out of the blue - no notification from MOC. He did not have an LOA nor was he a principal nominee.
     
  14. mjm

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    My DS got his BFE out of the blue. It came priority mail so the postman just threw the package on our driveway !! Good thing I had just come in from running errands and saw the package on the driveway .... :shake:
     
  15. faststreet

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    Thx for all the replies about a principal. DS wants to check with AO to make sure they show him with a principal and follow up on latest grade report. I've only seen one person on thread from NY, so maybe we are a late state.
     
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    Please pardon my ignorance, but what is a principle nomination?


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  17. Ratdawg81

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    That means your MOC has ranked you as #1 out of his slate so ultimately that means if you 3Q you automatically get an appointment and the other 9 go to national pool. Not all MOC's due principal nom. In my DD's case it is a competitive nom so the admissions board decides who is #1 base on the WCS.
     
  18. faststreet

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    There is a nice thread under the nominations topic that explains all the nomination options, but basically if you are designated as a principal and are otherwise qualified (academic, medically and physically) by law, the academy has to give you a nomination.
     
  19. Hopeful-USNA-dad

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    Thanks for the information. Still trying to understand the whole admission process. DS received noms from both Senators and the MoC. Not sure about principle. CFA and medical are both good. Academics and test scores too. Probably just an anxious impatient dad here.


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  20. kinnem

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    As any Dad would be. It's part of the job description! Keep up the good work! :thumb:
     

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