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  1. kctlaw

    kctlaw Member

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    Here's a question that maybe someone has some experience with, or insight on the subject. My daughter received a phone call from her MOC in December letting her know she had received a nom from him. Then, yesterday morning, she received another phone call from him. He told her that she would be receiving a letter from the Academy, which they would be sending out on the 12th, letting her know that she was fully qualified. He told her that she would probably be able to attend the Academy if that is what she chooses. He never came out and said anything about an actual appointment and she didn't ask any questions. Does the Academy send letters letting the kids know that they are qualified? I know she is anxiously awaiting that darned letter. I just didn't think they sent out letters stating your qualification. I'm just wondering if anyone else has received a call of this type.
     
  2. Juvat

    Juvat Member

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    I'd recommend calling the MOC's office back and getting some clarification on the message. I don't think USNA would send a "fully qualified" letter but rather your DD would receive a BFE. My DD received a call from her MOC last week saying she would receive a "fully qualified appointment" from USNA (whatever that means) and that was followed up with a letter from the Congressman a few days later congratulating her on her appointment. No BFE yet but the MOC, who called on a Monday, said the appointment letter would be mailed on Thursday (last week). As I read through these forums there seems to be a constant theme of MOC offices using different terminologies to describe nominations and appointments. Perhaps a BGO can chime in here regarding any written communication from USNA other than the BFE or TWE. Again, I believe those are pretty much the only two options at this point.
     
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  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    To my knowledge, USNA hasn't sent out 3Q letters for at least several years. It could be poor terminology and what's really coming is the BFE (most likely). If there is still an open item (e.g., medical), you could actually receive an LOA contingent on clearing medical. At this point, medical is likely the only item that would still be "open" -- i.e., preventing someone otherwise in line for an appointment from getting one.
     
  4. kctlaw

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    Thanks Juvat, your daughters phone call on Monday with letter to be mailed on Thursday is exactly what happened to my daughter. Here's to hoping it's an actual letter of appointment, she would be so excited.
     
  5. Juvat

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    Interesting, may I ask what congressional district you are in?
     
  6. Sledge

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    If your MOC called yesterday, I'd say it's a very high likelihood that the BFE in the mail. MOC's don't always use the correct terminology. USNA called and talked to a staffer, the staffer told something to the MOC, the MOC called and talked to your daughter. Things get misstated along the way. But, MOC's don't call to say you are qualified. They sometimes call to notify of nominations, but if they've already done that in December, and they call in February, you are getting a BFE.
     
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  7. kctlaw

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    Thankss USNA1985, She has passed her DOMERB so she wouldn't be receiving an LOA.
     
  8. kctlaw

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    We are in PA - 15
     
  9. Juvat

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    FL-21 here. I will PM you when BFE received. Good luck. Hope to see you on I day.
     
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    suddensam USNA BGO

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    A fully qualified offer of appointment is one made after a candidate is medically, physically, and Board qualified. Assuming that candidate secures a nomination, s/he can be admitted. It is distinct from a Conditional Offer of Appointment, otherwise known as an LOA. A Conditional Offer is given to highly promising candidates who have not yet been found fully qualified.
     
  11. kctlaw

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    Good news. My daughter called her MOC to clarify and she found out it was an appointment. Thanks for all of the input.
     
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    kinnem Moderator

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    Congratulations! I know that's a welcome resolution! :thumb:
     
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