Portal down?

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  1. leto8178

    leto8178 Member

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    Has anyone else noticed that the online portal had been syncing for almost 10 hours? Is something going on out there that is requiring a huge sync, is it a system error that we cannot log on? Maybe it is just me.
     
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    Yes, it's down right now. They'll probably have it back up soon.
     
  3. leto8178

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    Thanks. Appreciate the quick response.
     
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    Yeah it's been on sync so that they can process the applications. Hopefully it'll be back up soon!
     
  5. lillian

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    Mine's been back up for about an hour now.
     
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    They have closed the site to any NEW applications.
     
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    Yeah mine is back up now too. No appt. yet.. Darn. Anyone come back from portal sync with an appt??
     
  8. leto8178

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    Yes I am aware of this, but the portal syncs data with the admissions office every day at 5:30 AM and during that time candidates are unable to log on. The question was because the system had been syncing from around 2:30 am CDT and continued this until around noon CDT. Because it took so long to sync, I was wondering if it was because they had sent out a lot of appointments, or if it was maybe a bug in the system?
     
  9. USAFA83GradWife

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    I wouldn't read too much into it. I work in software and the first thing I thought was, it's the beginning of the month, they are doing routine maintenance (backups, software updates, OS updates, full-system virus scans, etc.) - which always takes longer than just syncing.
     
  10. leto8178

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    Oh that makes a lot of sense :rolleyes: Thanks. So then another question for you would be -- do you think that the next round of applicants would find out on their portal on Tuesday being that the portal won't sync Monday data until Tuesday morning? (Sorry about throwing dates around. Probably a little confusing!)
     
  11. USAFA83GradWife

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    I think it's unlikely that committees are working over the weekend, so yes, I think Tuesday would see the next round updates. It's also my understanding that they break candidates into geographical regions. So the committee that has region 1 might update more often than region 4.

    I know this is tough to do, but you may have to wait until 15 Jan to get any updates. It wouldn't surprise me if one of the committees waits to posts all of their appointees near that day. I know several candidates to USAFA who are EA and none of them have heard anything, yet.
     
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    Isn't there a one week time shell after the they put the appointment in until we can see it on the portal?
     
  13. USAFA83GradWife

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    I don't have any insight to that. If syncing is all network transfers, then there wouldn't be any reason for a 1 week delay. If there's any sneaker-net, then, yeah, it could take more time.

    I know that some people have seen their status change on the portal before they receive a call or BFE. Some candidates get their BFE before the portal is updated. This MAY be due to the committees doing things differently from each other.

    Believe me, I TOTALLY understand the anxiety of waiting for an answer ... ANY answer. :) But, they promised by 15 Jan, the EAs will know something.

    10 days and counting.
     
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    I spoke with my admissions counselor a few weeks ago, and she told me that, regardless of what happens, EA candidates will know January 15. If nothing else, the decision will be on our portal that day.
     
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    Does anyone know how those who have principle nominations will fare if they are EA eligible as well? Do we think that these candidates will hear back sooner or still probably that Jan 15 date?
     
  16. USAFA83GradWife

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    My DD also has a principle nomination. There's no guarantee you'll have an appointment by 15 Jan. You may still be deferred.

    But if you have a principle nom and you meet all the other requirements ... why the concern? It's my understanding that by law, they have to offer you an appointment. :)

    BTW, I know someone with a principle nom last year who got the BFE in February.
     
  17. leto8178

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    Yeah that's what I thought haha.. I am not sure, I am not really worried I guess, just anxious to see the BFE like everyone else..:smile: but hopefully they see the principle noms when they check packs for EA and just appoint them then !:thumb:
     
  18. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    You'll know when you'll know. I didn't find out until April.
     

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