Qualified, awaiting appointment status

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  1. USMATx2017

    USMATx2017 Member

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    I received my qualified letter in the mail the week the BFE packets went out. I emailed my RC to ask what that meant for my appointment status, and he said I was still in the running for an appointment but not necessarily guaranteed one. As of now, I still have not heard from my RC, and since I see people are receiving QNS letters I am assuming no news is good news at this point.

    I do know, however, that a BFE was sent to my congressional district for a drafted athlete and I was wondering if the fact that an appointment was made to my district already had any effect on my potential for appointment.
     
  2. WIT84

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    Does not have any impact on you receiving an appointment. In 2012 our district had 6 candidates appointed to USMA, 3 received nominations from our representative, 2 were recruited athletes, 1 was a MAPS applicant who received a nom from another source. We live in a very competitive state (TX) and our cong. representative only offers competitive nominations. There could have been more in 2012 who we offered an appointment and declined, I have no idea of those statistics.

    Good luck.
     
  3. mom3boys

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    Question for a young man at my son's school...who also hasn't received a BFE or QNS letter. I told him to contact his RC with any updates/new awards/etc for his file. Then, I wondered if that was correct info. Will they look at updates at this point on the ones who have not been accepted?
     
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    It's too late for updates - that is why there is a file completion deadline.
     
  5. mom3boys

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    Thanks...I was hoping you'd see my post and comment.
     
  6. USMATx2017

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    Does anyone know who actually decides on which candidates receive an appointment? My RC said I was waiting on an appointment from the Director of Admissions but as I understand it a board of people vote to green light candidates.
     
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    Not everything is a contradiction. I assume the board issues all appointments under the signature of the Director of Admissions. In fact I expect the Director of Admissions is the chair of the board. Surmise on my part, but the point is something can be described in two ways and both be true, at least to some extent.
     
  8. Thule3

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    I am in the same spot as you. I received my letter in January. I have both a presidential and congressional (comp) nomination and I went to SLS last summer. The waiting is brutal.
     
  9. USMATx2017

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    The waiting is not exactly a joy ride, but I am just glad I have not received a QNS letter yet. *knocks on everything around me*
     
  10. HoosierHopeful2017

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    Hahaha....^^^yesss...
    Same boat, still waitin', 3Q+3 nom, no news!
    Things'll be shaking out here soon, though; keep the faith!
     
  11. 3stump

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    I'm on the same boat as well--LOE + 3noms + 3Qed. We haven't gotten a TWE yet, so we can still hope. :thumb:

    I hope to see you all on R-day!
     
  12. tug_boat

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    Class of 2017

    Most if not all offers for this class of 2017 have been sent. If someone does not accept, admissions, depending on class comp goals, may or may not continue to fill in that seat. The opportunity may or may not come for additional offers. I would strongly recommend working on Plan B. If you still desire to attend WP and reapply for Class of 2018, start you plan of attack now. Find out what do I need to improve on. Plan on taking the ACT/SAT test again and again. Keep in contact with nom sources, you will need another nom.


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  13. tug_boat

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    R-Day

    What really chaps my hide is on R-Day there is always a hand full of kids at the last minute get cold feet and bail. The seat is left vacant for the next four years that could have gone towards another hard working, 3Q'd, just as deserving kid. Or the one who bails after two weeks of BCT "Its so difficult, the yell alot"

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  14. Bball23

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    #1 1 Week Ago
    BigNick Join Date: Jun 2010
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    Important New Information

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    This info is directly from the Director Of Admissions - it is the "Official Word" as of 27 Mar

    Class size will not exceed 1200

    Offered to date: 965 649 have acceped, 41 declined, 275 not yet answered (they have until April 12 to answer)

    ALL candidates will know for sure if they are accepted by early May

    The 218 cadets in the Prep School will be evaluated starting in late April and decisions made by about 19 May. I estimate that about 200 of these will get offers - however that number could be a little higher or lower.

    About 235 will be admitted to the Prep School

    Rough numbers: (These are not official) about 880 have either accepted or likely to accept. About 200 will get offers from the Prep School. Total now 1080. That leaves about 100+ more people to get offers in the next few weeks.

    (The above was taken from another posting by Big Nick)

    My Comment - Based on the post above and confirmation with my CDC yesterday, there are still slots to be filled in the Class of 2017. He confirmed that this year is "very unusual" and indicated that the deadline for the first batch of candidates (over 500) to accept is Friday April 12. He expects more appointment offers to be sent off in the next couple of weeks. and believes candidates will given a short period of time to decide.
     
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    April 15

    April 15th is a Monday. Admissions will meet on Tuesday the 16th. I bet, they already have files standing by that have already been pre selected for offers ready to be sent. Admissions just needs a clearer picture after the deadline. From the time BigNick made that orginal posting, I'm sure some of those pending accepting candidates have made a dicision.

    We will all know better next week.

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  16. tug_boat

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    Remember...

    Remember this is all based on guessing, speculation and opinions. The only ones who really know are behind the curtain with the wizard.

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  17. JWP

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    Question...what makes this year very unusual?
     
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    Agree with the "pending accepting candidates have made a decision" as all of the super selective schools (Harvard, Yale. Stanford etc) mailed off their acceptanve letters over a week ago.
     
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    They redid a lot of the admissions process. Dramatically rolled back the number of LOAs, introduced LOEs, stopped rolling admissions, sequestration held the exact class size in limbo for awhile, and various other changes.
     
  20. USMATx2017

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    From the numbers I have seen, this year Admissions has been much pickier about the number of files they have qualified. If my memory serves me correctly, there were over 2500 qualified files last year but this year there are only ~1900. Last year Admissions offered ~1300 appointments, and around 1190 were accepted.

    So in all, I believe the chances of qualified applicants being appointed increased this year since the pool is smaller. But someone please correct me if I am incorrect. I know that this year they were extremely aggressive about eliminating files they did not think were competitive.
     
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