SLS Acceptance Letter

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  1. laxfan

    laxfan USMA 2015 Appointee

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    SLS acceptance letter came in the mail today.:shake: However, it does not mention if i have recieved my workshop preference or not.
     
  2. tallbutshort

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    Congrats! Did they ask you what session?
     
  3. laxfan

    laxfan USMA 2015 Appointee

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    yes. Included in the packet was: a medical questionaire(which requires a phsicians signature), a Privacy Statement Act, and some other forms(one of which needs to be notarized).
     
  4. sterlingmom

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    You don't receive your schedule until you actually get to SLS
     
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    of course...:rolleyes:
     
  6. thefish3

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    Got my acceptance letter today in the mail also. Can't wait! What a christmas present!
     
  7. Stormtrooper30

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    MALO just emailed me to say that I got accepted to SLS. Sweet Christmas present. I guess all the holiday mail has delayed the actual letter.
     
  8. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    Who is MALO?
     
  9. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Military Academy Liaison Officer - similar to the ALO (AF) or BGO (Navy). Usually the first person (local) you work with when you start your application. I know for Navy and AF you had an interview with them, but our area didn't have a close enough MALO for my son to work with so he never had one.
     
  10. MorganC

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    Thanks :smile:
     
  11. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    I recieved a call from my MALO on Wednesday congratulating me on acceptance to SLS... my letter hasnt arrived just like Stormtrooper30. I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the Postal Service and the copious amounts of holiday mail slowing down my acceptance letter. It'll get here eventually though:rolleyes:

    Maybe we should start a new thread confirming all those who have acceptance to SLS? just spitballing here, so we will know some other candidates once we get there
     
  12. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far. So, what role does the MALO play during the admissions process? Should I send mine an email to introduce myself?
     
  13. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    absolutely. i can only speak on waht i have been told by cadets who have been through the admissions process but in my area the malo is a make or break guy. he likes you, youre in if youre competitive. if he doesnt like you, then your app has to be outstanding or youre out. also, introducing yourself to your malo shows initiative and a drive that proves this is waht you really want
     
  14. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My husband and I are grads and are going through the MALO training right now. Our son just went through the process and was frustrated since there aren't any MALO's in our area. From my understanding, there are far fewer than there are BGO/ALO's for the other branches, and especially if you go to SLS, most likely your interview with your SL there will count as your MALO interview. My son went to SLS, interviewed there, but then never completed his WP application (he has appointments for Navy and AF). We're hoping to keep this from happening with other candidates since he was never able to find a MALO in our area at all.

    From what I've heard though on these boards and from others, MALO isn't really make or break. Maybe just break! :wink: If the MALO likes you and lists you as number one on his interviews, etc., that may help you slightly, but certainly won't get you in, no matter how much they want you to be. If they strongly DON'T like you though, yes, it could probably keep you from getting in. And of course I don't mean just personality - if for whatever reason they don't believe you'll be a good fit (doing it for someone else, poor academics, arrogant attitude), then yes, a negative ranking could hurt you. I think in general most liaison officers for all services are there to HELP you as the candidate. They're your information source, your cheerleader, your helper. So unless you really give them a reason to NOT support you, they will. And the academies expect that. So your MALO saying you're the best thing since sliced bread - well, they expect that. But your MALO saying they CAN'T endorse you - well, there'd have to be a strong reason and it WOULD be noticed.

    Going back to the introduction question - yes, I'd definitely email and introduce yourself. However, keep in mind that all liaison's are primarily concerned with 2014 right now. Getting in the last interviews, answering questions, helping candidates with nom interviews, etc. So they'll probably be glad to answer some questions or emails, but not to have a long detailed meeting with you right now! Come April or so, when 2014 is settled, you'll start to come up on the radar. WP's application window didn't open last year until in August (for anything other than SLS). My son had his entire Navy and AF applications complete (and an LOA from Navy already) before he even had a chance to apply for WP. But keep in mind that people DO get LOA's based off their summer seminar info. Keep it as complete as possible and do well while there. And don't waste the summer - before school gets out, get letters of recommendation from anyone who you'll want them from. Get phone numbers and emails from teachers who will have to fill out your teacher recommendations (Math/LA/Science) so you don't have to wait until school is back in. Start Dodmerb as soon as you're contacted. Get your MALO interview (if applicable) as soon as you can.

    Good luck!
     
  15. navymidshipman2015

    navymidshipman2015 Prospective

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    How do you find out if you have a MALO? I was told I'd be getting a letter about my SLS status by an admissions rep, but not what that status was...
    Happy Holidays everyone!
     
  16. armybratkl

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    navymidshipman2015 -

    On the candidate portal (https://candidate.usma.edu), after you log in there is a link on the top that says Liaisons. Here, you can find a State Coordinator and a Congressional District Coordinator. I do not seem to have a state coordinator.

    I am fairly certain I had access to this after filling out my SLS application, but it might not be open until later in the winter or spring, I can't say for sure.
     
  17. tallbutshort

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    I just got my acceptance letter today :smile: It was dated the 15th so I'm a little surprised it took so long to get here. Actually I'm not, it is the U.S. postal service after all.
     
  18. navymidshipman2015

    navymidshipman2015 Prospective

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    Accepted!!!!

    I just got my acceptance letter! I'm so excited!
    I agree, we should make this the acceptance thread.
     
  19. laxfan

    laxfan USMA 2015 Appointee

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    Im really excited too! I put 3 engineering workshops as my top 3 preferences because I thought that we would only be selected for one. However, I have come to find out that we actually get to do 3 workshops, and now I might be stuck doing 3 engineering workshops throughout the week. If I would have known that we were going to do 3, I would have picked some other things.
    oh well...it will still be great.:thumb:
     
  20. Stormtrooper30

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    We get to do 3 workshops this year? I thought it was only two.


    Got my acceptence letter in the mail yesterday. It's gonna take awhile to fill out because we have to get doctor's signature and everything.
     

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