My Portal opened today!!

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  1. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    For some reason, my portal is now open and I have received my second step kit and everything. I received an email from Colonel McDonald as well. Does anyone know why?
     
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    Portal Opened

    EagleScout13,

    My portal opened today as well! I'm not too sure why either, but I have sent an email to my Field Force Representative asking about it. If he says anything, I'll be sure to post on here to let you know.

    I'm interested to see if everyone's portals have been opened earlier than announced, or if only certain people's portals were opened up.

    -bmcfarlin
     
  3. takrac2017

    takrac2017 New Member

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    mine opened today also! I went to SLS, don't know if that has anything to do with it
     
  4. bmcfarlin

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    Just to clarify, I went to SLS as well.

    I know that in the past, the candidates who attended SLS had their portals opened up earlier than others. Even though I heard multiple times that everyone's portals would open up on the 24th, maybe there was a last minute change.

    -bmcfarlin
     
  5. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Field Force Member here - we received several emails from our Regional Commander in the last few days and this is the direct quote from the latest:

    "We are not opening anyone’s full application until July 24th." :confused:

    So I'll be interested to hear what anyone else finds out! I checked the FF site as well but there were no new announcements there either.
     
  6. Vista123

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    DS received an email yesterday saying his portal opens today. I'm not sure if he tried to open it yet though.

    He went to SLS, already sent in ACT scores and transcripts 1 1/2 months ago. He also already had his NASS CFA Scores sent as they were better than his SLS CFA scores. We are in GL region.
     
  7. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Also in GL region - guess it's time to post a question on the FF GL Facebook Group!
     
  8. bmcfarlin

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    Just Wondering

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone who has seen this post NOT had their SSK opened up?
     
  9. aexc400

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    Mine opened as well and I went to SLS
     
  10. alaska66

    alaska66 CGA Admissions Partner

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    DD received an email from West Point Admissions informing her that her portal is now open. She also attended SLS.
     
  11. EmeraldFalchion

    EmeraldFalchion Prospective

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    I attended SLS as well, and my portal is up and accessible. I was able to enter my CPDR information and the status changed to green, so I think the file's fully open.

    At SLS I asked my regional commander (Far West) about it, and he said that they might open them early for us, but that it wasn't a sure thing.

    In any case, I'm glad! It's a great advantage for us! :thumb:
     
  12. Frankie

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    It seems as though those who've attended SLS has their portal open.
     
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    My SSK is not yet open and the portal still says that it will open at the earliest on July 24th. I did not attend SLS, so my guess is that portals have been opened for only SLS attendees.
     
  14. CrossCountryRunner12

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    My Portal isn't Open

    I wouldn't worry too much. I'm a college freshman and my portal didn't open yet. Though my file won't be reviewed till Janruary since they need first semester transcripts.

    Good Luck to everyone else though
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Response from our RC:

    We had some sort of glitch and several hundred portals are now open. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to which ones opened. All but 3 Great Lakes SLS attendees did open, so that was a good guess, but not quite right. IT is still diagnosing the problem, so no real info yet.
     
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    I did not attend SLS, and my portal is not open. Very likely the reason all of yours did.

    EDIT: My portal says "** This evaluation will not begin until July 24, 2012 at the earliest for most candidates to USMA 2017.**"

    I'm guessing the few who it opened early for will all be SLS.

    @Vista123: how did you get the scores forwarded? do you call the candidate guidance office? thanks.
     
  17. Vista123

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    My son sent an email--I asked his permission to paste it below. He sent it to usna admissions and his regional admissions person. Please be advised I am not confirming the accuracy of the emails or addresses-just showing what he sent. If anyone has better information please post. Thank You.

    USNA Admissions,

    Please forward my CFA scores from NASS to both The United States Military
    Academy and The United States Air Force Academy.

    West Point Admissions
    606 Thayer Road
    Bldg 606
    West Point NY 10996
    Phone (845) 938-4041
    Fax (845) 938-3021

    Air Force Academy Admissions
    USAFA/RRS
    23304 Cadet Dr Ste 2300
    USAFA CO 80840-5025
    Phone 1-800-443-9266.
    Fax (719)333-3012
     
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    I am in the process of interviewing 10 candidates foer the class of 2017 on behalf of WP. The two that went to SLS have open portals - the other 8 do not.
     
  19. hormiga13

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    I in fact did not attend sls and my candidate portal is opened. Since most people's aren't opened, should I be concerned that I already did as much as I physically, could minus the candidate statements? In regards to sending cfa scores, there is a place to request them from other academies.
     
  20. Prep

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    transcripts

    All my buttons on my portal are now green. I am scheduled this week for my physical, audiological and optometry exam through DODmerb.

    I do have one issue. Where is says transcripts it states that they only received 5 semesters of transcripts. I emailed and faxed official copies of 6 semesters of transcripts before leaving for SLS. On One one hand I keep hearing to keep pressing forward in a timely manner with the application. On the other hand many people dont have the portal open and I am sure those transcripts will turn up. I was wondering if I should give it more time or follow up now on the transcripts?
     

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