Now for the long wait!....

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  1. F15DOC

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    Ugh, the long grueling hurry up and wait has begun....
    How many thousands of applicants and only about 100 spots left after early action...
     
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  2. D.H.C.123

    D.H.C.123 Class of 2020

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    I know five people who are not accepting their appointment.
     
  3. Rantolini

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    Well give me one! I'll gladly take it. (I realize the process does not work that way)
     
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    Actually that is a good point... when I read that there were 180/190 (or whatever that number was) appointments already given to the early applicants, I made a huge assumption that it meant there were that number that "ACCEPTED" their appointments.
    Is that not the case, does that really only mean there were that many offers of appointment?
    I know one of my sons classmates received an offer from both USCGA and USNA and he accepted the USNA offer (what was he thinking!)
    Anyone have an answer to this?
    If so, do you know what the historical acceptance typically is?
    Of course, none of this really matters, it is just a topic to discuss... what really matters is whether my golden boy will receive one of those offers :)
     
  5. Physicsguru

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    When they mean offers, it is just that: offers to the class of 2020. It's still up to the appointee to accept or decline the offer. Considering that many students apply to two or three academies, and to ROTC, then spots do open up. Admissions takes that into account when they make their selections.

    As you said, though, the number of appointments you're interested in is one! Best of luck.
     
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  6. 5Day

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    From college confidential. 2,096 applicants, 379 accepted, 249 enrolled. So that is a 65% yield. That yield is for EA and regular decision, but you could assume that only 65% will accept the offers.
     
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    OOPS! My bad folks..I mistakenly thought we were discussing USMA...early Alzheimer's!
     
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    Brilliant Young Man!
     
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    Has any regular decision appointments gone out yet?
     
  11. F15DOC

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    I don't think so, I am hearing that the regular decisions don't start being offered until March.... that is why I titled my thread, Now for the long wait.... and it is going to drive us crazy!!
     
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    My son is currently a 2nd class. He applied regular decision 3 years ago and received his unconditional appointment on February 28th. Hope this helps.
     
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    My son just got a call from the USCGA Wrestling coach this evening and was offered an appointment! Beyond thrilled! He was also offered a USNA Foundation spot so now he has a choice to make! I have no idea what he will decide. No bad decision at this point!
     
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    Congratulations! Was he a state champ wrestler?
     
  15. NavyHoops

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    I can't speak to wrestling at USCGA, but the USNA wrestling program is top notch and produces some absolutely amazing officers. The amount of SEALs and Marines they have produced who have gone on to stellar careers is simply amazing. USCGA is an amazing school and the foundation program at USNA is also great. The graduation rate of Foundation kids is higher than any other source at USNA. He will be extremely prepared for USNA if he chooses that route and some of the prep options also have great wrestling programs. Tough decision, really has to come down to what service he sees himself in! Good luck to him!
     
  16. academyorbust2020

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    No, not yet! Placed 6th last year though. This may be his year!
     
  17. uscga2020hopeful

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    Was your DS a regular decision (as opposed to early decision?) Congratulations!!
     
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    I am not sure what he will choose. He has always seen himself as a SEAL to be honest. He loves wrestling but I don't think that will be the deciding factor by any means. If he can wrestle at the USNA, I believe he would be on cloud nine. His Foundation school wants him to wrestle and I am sure he would hope that it would lead to wrestling at the USNA but he also knows how difficult that may be since there are more wrestlers. He has a tough decision for sure, but how great is that! I am super proud!
     
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    Regular decision. He had requested his app removed from Early decision review because he wanted to take the ACT one more time before they reviewed him.
     
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    Wow! That is amazing! You have every reason to be super proud as does he!
     
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