Portal Updates?

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  1. AbigailPR2017

    AbigailPR2017 Member

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    Anybody know when the portals are going to be updated next?
     
  2. afa

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    i wish i could know too but it never seems that there's a specific date for the academy to do things. all i have learned is that we should find out by the end of march/early april but that leaves too much up in the air for me haha
     
  3. Wishful

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    During the tour of the Academy that I attended this week, we were told that the portals would be updated this Monday.
     
  4. afa

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    wow really? i assume an official from the academy said this to you if you were on a tour. hopefully this is true and applies to everybody. gives me something to look forward to!
     
  5. AbigailPR2017

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    Monday is tomorrow!! Holy cow. I hope this it when I find out :) I'm really tired of waiting
     
  6. bumper57

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    New to this thread. Do you know how many appointments they are going to offer this year? I know less than last. Thanks. Congrats to all who have recieved BFE!!!
     
  7. Bourdeau

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    Insider has already said more than last years class, which is surprising with all the budget cuts being thrown around.
     
  8. bumper57

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    What thread did this get mentioned on? thanks
     
  9. Tigger

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    Official USAFA Class of 2017 Appointment thread

    Insider said 1160 for this year.

     
  10. afa

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    can anyone else chime in on the comment about the portals being updated tomorrow?
     
  11. Insider

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    1160 was the "expected class size". It looks like USAFA may actually be able to enter more than that (probably around 1200). That means there will likely be around 1430 total offers to account for an approximate declination rate of 16%.

    Insider
     
  12. Insider

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    The portals actually update on a daily basis (but for most candidates there is nothing to report). There are still constant changes for those with unresolved issues (medical waivers, body fat/tattoo issues, etc.).

    All appointments to USAFA must be approved by the Academy Board. If someone is offered an appointment then their portal will reflect that seven days after the board meets. The seven days is the window for the congressional offices to notify their nominees. Admissions employees (specifically the counselors) are instructed not to release any appointment information until the seven days pass, so it will not help to call USAFA.

    The last time that the Academy Board met was last Monday, so yes there will be a number of appointment offers that will appear tomorrow morning. However, the only portals that will change are those that were included on the last Academy Board. Those who do not see a change will have to wait a little longer.

    Insider
     
  13. AbigailPR2017

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    Thanks Insider!
     
  14. afa

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    thanks that helps a lot. well let's all cross our fingers and hope we're one of those selected for an appointment! if not, more waiting haha
     
  15. vareporter

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    Thanks for the information, Insider. This morning was THE BEST portal update EVER!!
     
  16. Bill1899

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    I am guessing the portal updates from last week's board have now all been posted. Does anyone know if it is an automatic update that goes out all at once or do they slowly roll out throughout the day.
     
  17. HardCharger

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    I received an email at 7:40 Eastern to check my portal and it had the letter of appointment embedded therein.
     
  18. 2017hopefulafa

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    Some change but nothing to get excited

    Portal changed to take the information out right below status as candidate that was in red in regard to when the appointments will go out. Now right below that it says application complete. Further the date the application was complete is now gone.

    Comments?
     
  19. USAFACandidate95

    USAFACandidate95 USAFA Class of 2017

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    Same thing happened on mine... I don't think it means anything.
     
  20. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    My heart skipped a beat when I saw that the red is now gone. Alas, nothing has really changed regarding my status...
     

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