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  1. NYRower182

    NYRower182 Member

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    So I've been thinking, if they make a decision on us on say April 15, and it generally takes 2 weeks for the TWE/BFE to arrive, isn't it likely that some of us could find out in may.

    Or is it that they'll have all the envelopes out so they arrive by April 15? In that case they would have made a decision on everyone by the end of the week!

    I just want to see how everyone feels about this idea.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I believe the goal is for everyone to know -- either way -- by April 15 b/c you're supposed to tell USNA your answer by May 1. However, it's possible that some folks may get word a few days late.
     
  3. skc

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    Post by BGO1964 -

    April 15 IS NOT the deadline for issuing offers of appointment. It is a date that Admissions has set to notify those candidates who no longer are in the running for an offer so that they may pursue their Plans B. There still are at least 2 1/2 months remaining before the Class of 2014 is fully formed. Admissions is proceeding with all deliberate speed given the stakes.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    True, but those who are still in the running are typically told that they are "waitlisted." I'm not aware of any candidate who is not given any indication as to his/her status by April 15th -- unless CGO is running behind and they really try not to do that out of fairness to candidates.
    Thus, by April 15th you should either get a TWE, an offer of appointment, or an indication that you're waitlisted (still in the running but best proceed w/Plan B).
     
  5. MomoftheMagik

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    I did note that in my son's packet it stated to turn in the acceptance/declination form by May 1 or one week after receiving the offer, which ever comes later. However, I suppose that could be for waitlisted candidates.
     
  6. SeaMars

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    What does "Notified" mean?

    Nitpicking, I know, but important for candidate. Plan B has significant deposit and (more importantly) personal commitment that have to be made no later than Sunday April 18. Mail delivery here is slow. Is the April 15 deadline for "letters mailed" (in which case candidate might not know by the 18th)?

    Candidate Guidance Officer has been very tough to reach and slow to get response from throughout this process, but very understandably so given the number of applications -- so candidate does not want to try calling the office and being a nuisance. BGO has been more helpful, but all I read here says that BGOs will not have that information.

    Any thoughts from the BGOs on alternative ways of getting news?
     
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  7. jennyp

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    SeaMars: Why not call Plan B and ask for a few more days?
     
  8. SeaMars

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    Wish candidate could; not possible in these particular circumstances.
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    First, everyone should know something BY April 15th, although slow mail could affect that date. However, some candidates will be told that they're waitlisted (or traditionally have been) meaning they still don't know their final status.

    I suppose your BGO could call the RD but, I honestly don't know if they'll give out that info to your BGO if he/she did call and, if they do, would probably request that he/she not share it with the candidate. If they told your BGO your child's status, every BGO would be calling (or being pressured to call) and things would soon get out of hand. And, it's possible that USNA hasn't made a decision on your child's application. It is only March 29 -- still a lot of decisions to be made.

    Also, while I understand and appreciate your situation, if CGO made an exception for you, there would be a long line with "sob stories." I realize this sounds harsh -- don't mean it to be -- but CGO is dealing with hundreds of kids and families who still don't have an answer and it's really best for everyone if they treat everyone the same way.

    If, for some reason, April 18th comes and you've heard nothing or are waitlisted, I would make the financial commitment and proceed w/Plan B. If an appointment comes, the money spent pales in comparison to a full college tuition. And, from a psychological perspective, if your child commits fully to Plan B, then he/she can always turn down the appointment. But, I don't know you or your child, so your gut instint on this is probably better than my advice.
     
  10. SeaMars

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    Not harsh at all - good advice, and not asking for any exceptional treatment - candidate understands and is doing best to work within the system. So they'll mail on 12th or 13th?
     
  11. SeaMars

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    Call to MOC?

    To the BGOs -

    Am putting pieces together-

    If the MOC has a week before candidate is notified, does that mean MOC will know by April 8th, so that all candidates will know by 15th? If so, I might suggest that candidate try calling the MOC's staffer on 17th if mail hasn't arrived in time for deadline of 18th -- unless someone here with more experience tells me this is inappropriate.

    Or is the Admissions Board scrambling so much that the one-week grace period to allow the MOC to notify the candidate will fall by the wayside? Are the MOCs notified of TWEs?
     
  12. js3486

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    MY MOCs staffer said they only get notified of appointments, just an FYI.
     
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    So you WILL be notified by your MOC if you receive an appointment, or is there an exception to the rule?
     
  14. MomoftheMagik

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    From what I understand, it is up to the MOC if they wish to notify the appointee. Some do not, so the candidate will not find out until they receive that beautiful BFE.
     
  15. NorthernCalMother

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    navyace2004, some MOCs do not notify candidates.
     
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    My son was notified in October via BFE, no MOC involvement because he was selected under a Pres Nom, none of the MOC boards had even convened yet.
     
  17. futurepilot22

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    Lol ya'll are WAY overthinking this....just wait for some news, it'll come one way or another....
     

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