Question for those in the know. . .

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by 2020 wannabe, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. 2020 wannabe

    2020 wannabe Member

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    Just thinking here. Considering some have recently received notification that they would not be getting an appointment this time, if DS is still waiting does that mean there is a better chance of an offer of appointment now? What makes some get the TWE earler than others? Was hoping one of the members on the inside of academy could shed some light in this. I know if he is still in it, there is a chance. And we are patiently awaiting and going on with life, but just wondering. Thanks!
     
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  2. 2020 wannabe

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    I hear crickets!
     
  3. serendipity

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    I would say there is always a chance until I-Day. I've heard of people getting appointments just 2 weeks beforehand. Even people who had previously been told no.
     
  4. Falcon A

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    2020 -- here is an input from 845something from the USMA thread. 845 knows something about USMA admissions. This input most likely also applies to USAFA (NOTE: "QNS" below stands for "Qualified, Not Selected." About half of the 2400 candidates that have a nomination and are deemed "qualified academically and in physical aptitude" by the SA become QNS):

     
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  5. USAFA83GradWife

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    Serendipity is correct. I know someone who got an appointment literally days before I-day.

    There could be several reasons someone gets a TWE earlier than others. It could be anything from medical reasons to competitiveness of the state.
     
  6. Falcon A

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    Here was my input to the same USMA thread that 845 commented to:

     
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  7. Badge250

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    I know you are wanting more answers, but since your question was more directed to an insider, there are not many of them around. There are a couple "insiders" on the forum and maybe they will answer you when they see your post. They may be able to shed some light on this subject but I would guess that no one on here has the data to emphatically answer your question. My 2 cents worth (and this is only my speculation) is that there is probably no better or worse chance now than ever. If you take in to consideration that some may have received the TWE but at the same time appointments are being given out. Not sure if anyone knows if it is happening at the same rate, but both are happening simultaneously, so to me, Yes, there may be fewer applicants left in the game, but there are also fewer appointments left. Not sure if there's any net gain in chances. On an encouraging note, according to my logic, his chances are not any worse! Also, if your looking at chances based solely on the number of applicants in the game, then if TWE's go out and at the same time some individuals do not accept their appointments, then chances could possibly be viewed as going up (if enough reject their appointments and they have to offer those someone else). Bottom line: your DS's stats/essays nor any of his competitor's stats/essays are changing. The only numbers changing right now are the number of TWE's and appointments offered and accepted. If he's done his best and he's still in the game then that's a reason to hope for another wave of appointments. We all should be impressed with these young people who have put their best foot forward, have given it their all and have made it this far.
     
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  8. k$Mom

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    Have TWE's been going out for USAFA? Do they give a reason on them?
    I have seen they went out for other SA's, but had not seen many USAFA.
     
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  9. katwswim

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    No
    Novise here please explain TWE
     
  10. k$Mom

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    TWE also known as rejection letter.

    If you expand it is a copy of the acronym list
     
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    TWE (Thin white envelope)
     
  12. Badge250

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    TWE or "Thin White Envelope" is synonymous for the letters informing applicants they did not receive an appointment. They traditionally came through snail mail from USAFA before emails/portals were used. BFE or "Big Fat Envelope" was synonymous for the acceptance or appointment package that used to come in the mail.
     
  13. katwswim

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    So do they still send out TWE or send that via the portal? As for my daughter she still doesn't have either the appointment or TWE, though very stressed at this point very happy to know that there's a chance.
     
  14. katwswim

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    Thank you.. :)
     
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  15. 2020 wannabe

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    Thank you all for your replies. Logic and reasoning in answers are solid. DS actually received word from coach today that gives extra reason to be optimistic. I believe that it's so true what someone posted somewhere on the forum - all candidates appointed are qualified, but not all qualified candidates are appointed. Fingers crossed.
     
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    May I ask if he reached out to the coach? The coaches were contacting us but haven't heard anything in a while? Do they wait to see if you receive an appointment?
     
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    He made contact with the coaches back in August by email. We visited the academy in September for info session and tour. He met with asst coach. They emailed him afterwards and told him if he got appointed he could walk on and compete for a spot. His sport is a winter sport so when he won states and came in 3rd at a national tournament, he emailed coach to let them know how his season ended up. The reply was more favorable and they were going to look at their "slots". My son emailed the again last week asking for an update. He was told they were going to go push his application forward. I told my son to go after what he wants, leave no stone unturned. Contact the coaches again! Like I told my son when a company hires a new employee, they want to hire the one who REALLY wants to work for them. He listened and learned from the experience.
     
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    Thank you that is very helpful, unfortunately my daughters season didn't end up as well as she was targeted for. At one point they were very interested, told her she was a good fit. She has been a very healthy child but this past year got a from Bronchitis hit hard in her lungs took her out of the pool three weeks right before championship season, though she swam right at her times, we know they and we were looking for some good drops.
    She wants very badly to swim for this coach, I told her she should write him and let him know that.
     
  19. 2020 wannabe

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    Still no harm in contacting them. Things change for them as well. Maybe they thought they had things lined up and maybe someone changed their mind or didn't make the 3Q cut. You never want to play the woulda, coulda, shoulda game later in life. Nothing worse than that. Tell her to give it her best shot. Good luck to her.
     
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    Thank you
     

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