Touching base advised?

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  1. anne99

    anne99 Member

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    Is it ever advisable to touch base with your BGO or admissions counselor when you are still in the "Complete Pending Review" stage? Not with any specific questions or asking for status, but just reiterating a keen interest in admission? Or should DS just sit back and wait?
     
  2. Spud

    Spud BGO

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    There is no need. The BGO can't do squat and he/she can tell you nothing (by direction of Admissions). The admissions counselor is swamped with work and may know more but will tell you nothing for the same reason. Relax and charge on with plan B.
     
  3. Norfolk63

    Norfolk63 privateer

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    BGOs are people, too. DS' appreciates being kept in the loop.
     
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    If your BGO hasn't expressed an interest in periodic updates (not really sure what you would 'update' them on), there really is no reason to contact him/her. If you don't have specific questions or intend to ask about your status, I am not sure what else you would discuss. Keeping in touch does not improve your chances for an appointment.

    Everyone involved in admissions know that candidates are anxious to know their status.
     
  5. Kylar33

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    Mine called me about a week ago and asked how I was doing and if I heard anything? He said I was the last on his list that hadn't received a denial letter and was excited for me... It was nice to know he was caring.
     
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  6. Norfolk63

    Norfolk63 privateer

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    Precisely. Keeping your BGO up-to-date is just common courtesy. Just like the good folks who took the time and energy to write a letter of recommendation for you.
     
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  7. proudmom1231

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    My DS emailed his BGO about the possibility of sending updated information to admissions like 7th semester grades, current grades and additional awards he has received since completing his application in October. His BGO said it couldn't hurt especially to show his continued to commitment to academic excellence with his college class grades. However, he didn't tell us how to send that info to admissions for their consideration. Does anyone know who we should send the info to? Email would be easiest of course. Thanks.
     
  8. Kylar33

    Kylar33 Member

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    I mailed mine.
     
  9. proudmom1231

    proudmom1231 Member

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    Mail seems too slow since decision could come any moment. What address and to whom?
     
  10. Kylar33

    Kylar33 Member

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    I sent in January after it came out. I sent to the admissions department address. I heard you can have the school fax it.
     
  11. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Typically, USNA does not accept fax or email, though I think some candidates posted that a few regions accepted via email. I will say it is very late to send in grades now...it is even possible a decision has already been made and grades won't help. If you are really concerned about sending grades in, I would call or email your regional counselor and see if they even want it.
     
  12. fast18s

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    DD's 7th semester transcript was requested in an email from USNA in December. It had to be an official copy and was sent via mail. Any other updates to the application file was typically emailed to her admissions counselor. She had a good rapport with her admissions counselor and was able to email questions throughout the process.
     

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