That moment when

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  1. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    Your DM calls you and tells you to check the candidate portal... "right now." During said call she tells you that the Academy has updated everybody's status. Of course, my heart goes through me chest, and a number of walls in front of me. I log in, check status... BAM! Nothing.

    Turns out, the Academy meant summer seminar, and that my mom never bothered to read the rest of the FB USAFA Academy Admissions post.

    Her excuse: "It wasn't in the first paragraph."

    I should have known. I got a little too excited to stop and think about it.

    On a related note, congrats to all of those who have already received appointments and those of you who have just gotten into the Summer Seminar!

    Hopefully this means admissions can now focus on the rest of these appointments! USMA seems to have most of them done and ready to mail... if only, if only.
     
  2. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    Oh look, USAFA changed the post to include summer seminar in the first paragraph. How about that?
     
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    Sorry to chuckle at your expense, but that is funny stuff right there.
     
  4. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    I know it is hilarious... but at the same time... it HURTS. I wouldn't have posted it if it was just a rage post. I thought SOMEONE might enjoy it more than I did... I was almost happy for all of 30 seconds too... till i saw that llovely "Candidate*" notation.

    *Sigh*
     
  5. afa

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    im curious but does the afa have everyone who they have in mind for appointments already figured out by march 1st and change it as some people decline the appointment?
     
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    nn139 USAFA Appointee 2017

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    From my understanding, the review board for the majority of candidates takes place in March.

    On the bright side, there is only one more month until we know our fate.
     
  7. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    As in March 1, or 30 days?
     
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    Clearly you were her first call. Thanks for "taking the bullet" for your brothers-in-arms. :biggrin:
     
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    nn139 USAFA Appointee 2017

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    From what I have heard, seems like the last 3-4 days of March will be mass mailing.
     
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    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    I've heard the same thing. Hearing it again still doesn't make me feel any better for some reason.
     
  11. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    From one of my posts in another thread...

    OKAY...

    First, NONE of you know's precisely when appointments will be coming out. How do I know what?

    Because I am an ALO and I don't know and when an ALO asks USAFA/RRS about "...when do you see appointments coming out?" They answer with the following:

    "Appointments have been going out recently in small numbers; primarily for Principal Nominee's and some recruited athletes that also had excellent overall scores. The bulk of our appointments will be going out later; hopefully in mid-late March or possibly early April, depending upon the cycle process."

    Folks...it will do NO good to speculate...it's going to take time. When the word goes out, ALO's and others will hear quickly and then we might be able to post something. In the meantime...and I know (having gone through it personally TWICE and always with my candidates) just how hard it is to hear/see...

    Have patience. :thumb:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  12. Sunshine92

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    BFE

    And to contrast what others have said about the BFE, my son class of 2014 received word via our congressman ( and he was not a principal ) on February 25 that he would get the nod. I have another son now pacing the floor so I have to remind him there is a window that the normal appointments go out. My older son was notified by congressman Feb. 25, his webpage updated from candidate to appointment offered like 3 days after that BUT the BFE did not come in the mail until like March 5th. Every year is different BUT you will be informed one way or another. I hope the sequester does not have an effect on this massive amount of paperwork leaving the academy this year. Also, good luck to everyone applying and thank you ahead of time for your service to the USA!
     
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    In response to the BFE vs. Senator call- I received a letter from my Senator on 19 Feb. informing me that I would be recieving an appointment from USAFA. Early the next morning (the 20th) the status on my online portal changed. I just received the actual BFE yesterday and the offer of appointment letter was dated Feb. 13th. I'm not sure if this is helpful, but it at least gives a time line of what may be happening this year...
     
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    My DD received an email at 4:31am on Feb 13th stating there was a new message from USAFA Admissions office containing important information about her offer of appointment and to visit her status page for the letter. The letter was dated Feb 6th and the BFE was received in the mail on Feb 16th (postmarked Feb 12th). Just another timeline/reference point. She did not hear anything from her nominating MOCs before this. I hope this helps and to check your emails along with the mailbox!
     

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