Timeline?

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  1. mom4boys

    mom4boys Member

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    The information on this forum has been so helpful to DS and me on his application journey/odyssey. Thanks to all who contribute. DS is a second time applicant, so we have endured almost two years of waiting. He received an email from our MOC on Wednesday congratulating him on his impending appointment. But, he is gun shy and doesn't want to "jinx" anything by making public announcements - or even telling friends, grandparents, etc. - until he either has the BFE in hand or the portal updates. This is Sunday and so far, crickets. The delay in BFE could be due to the fact that he attends a large university and the BFE is a package. But when does the portal usually update? I'm a little sad for him because every day he waits takes a little more joy out of his fantastic news and allows doubt to set in. He has called the MOC office to verify there was no mistake. Any insight on when his torture might end would really help. Thank you!
     
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    Congratulations! My DS's portal took about 5 days to update. He found out on a Thursday and it updated I believe the following Tuesday. His BFE didn't arrive until Wednesday (we had some heavy snow throughout the midwest and east coast at the time). It felt like time slowed to a crawl! Enjoy, every minute! 91 days to R-Day!
     
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    My DS got a call on Friday and the portal updated the next Wed or Thurs. BFE arrived about 10 days from the call. My DS is also a reapplicant. BFE came to house, not college mail box.
     
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    My son was called by the MOC on a Wed, the BFE arrived 2 or 3 days later and his portal didn't update until Mon.
     
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    My grad did not hear from MOC (newly elected), did not hear from West Point, and we just happened upon the BFE leaning against the garage door because it wouldn't fit in the mailbox.
     
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    DS received a phone call on the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from our MOC. Our MOC's liaison had received an early morning email from USMA notifying them of DS's appointment. DS received his BFE today, Sunday, March 29 after a phone call from our post mistress, who happens to sort mail on Sunday (a perk of living in a small town with a population of 608). As of this morning, his portal has not updated yet.
     
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  7. Sledge

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    That's a great story. Hunt, TX?
     
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    Yes, Hunt, TX. It's a gorgeous day to watch a bit of polo crosse at the Waldemar Tournament or glide along the Guadalupe River in a kayak. Come join us soon. Could even make introductions at the Hunt Post Office; our post mistress has earned "Postal Hero of the Year" status with DS!
     
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    Beautiful Texas Hill Country. As the kids say these days, "I'm jelly." Congrats to your son. Last year, thanks to this Forum, I knew DS's BFE was probably coming on Saturday. Mail guy goes down one side of the street, hits a cul de sac, then returns down our side. Pretty regular time. I saw him coming down the other side so I met him at the curb. As I walk up to him, he says: ""Glad you came out, I was going to have to walk this big envelope to the door." I asked and he allowed me to take his picture with the BFE. DS was out of town at a soccer tournament or I would have taken their picture together.
     
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  10. mom4boys

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    Thanks to everyone for replies! DS received an email from the college mail room (while we were attending his ROTC Dining Out, and after the mail room was closed) that he has a package waiting. He is so worried, he wouldn't even let us tell grandparents when we saw them tonight in person . . . hoping for the portal update tonight and for him to see it in the morning!! So anxious!
     
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    Congrats @mom4boys!!! And to your son!!!
     
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  12. mom4boys

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    DS received BFE from college mailroom this morning. Portal had updated overnight as well. Thanks to all for information and support! So proud and excited for him!
     

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