No Appointment

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by FordMom, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. FordMom

    FordMom Member

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    A second letter was posted to my DS's portal today stating:
    The admissions office has received all your information and the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application. You have been found academically and physically qualified, but unfortunately due to limited class size, I regret to inform you that we will not be able to offer you a place in the entering class for the United States Military Academy this year ...
    I assume this is the standard TWE. Is that right? He was encouraged to reapply in a separate email, but no medical waiver was ever requested. I understand that it would be a waste of time without an appointment, but it makes it difficult to think about going through this process again just to be medically disqualified ... Any thoughts?
    (Still waiting on a decision from USAFA. Since they have not requested a waiver, my DS is glad to have his Plan B in place.)
    Thanks to all of you for your advice and encouragement! Best wishes!
     
  2. tug_boat

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    Im sorry. Yes this is the TWE.
    You still have quite a few options if your DS still has a desire to attend WP.
    Let him have his pity party, but set a time limit and move on with Plan B and C
    Look into Civil Prep schools as a free agent.
    Look in to clearing up the medical issue
    Look into enrolling into college and taking classes that mirror Plebe academic year

    Ask all the questions you can think of here

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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  3. FordMom

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    Thanks. I will pass along the information. While disappointed, my DS was also relieved to finally hear something definitive. After much loss these past few years, he tends to keep things in perspective. So, no pity party here. Plan B has been in place for several weeks, which I think really helped to soften the news. His enrollment fee has been paid; his roommate and housing secured; and his orientation scheduled. If he is not accepted to USAFA, all he has to do is click "Accept Scholarships" before April 30. In addition to full tuition and fees, he received a very nice scholarship to the School of Engineering. :) In the meantime, my DS has already decided to reapply. I love this guy!
     
  4. mom3boys

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    I love to hear of candidates reapplying. If it's a dream, go for it. I would suggest (after the current admission cycle) he contact his RC and say, "What do you suggest I do to improve my chances for c/o 2012?" The RC will send a list. Do everything on the list and DO IT EARLY.
     
  5. desiretoserve

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    I'm currently attending an overnight visit, and I am shocked by the amount of cadets here that applied multiple times. If it's his dream he can still make it happen.
     
  6. LLJ

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    USNA Has had a lot of TWE's. Has USMA? Only a few seem to have mentioned it on these forums. Should we expect a wave similar to USNA last week or so?
     

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