Turned in my App-Question

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  1. officer

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    Hi All,

    I turned in my application and all required paperwork in late August, and I am already DoDmerb qualified. My BGO submitted my interview on October 2nd. My SAT scores that I turned in with my August paperwork are M-660 CR-620. However, I just took the SAT again and anticipate these scores going up to about a M-740 and CR-630 just because I'm more familiar with the test, and I took some mock exams under timed conditions to practice. My question is, does the admissions board re-open your file if they've already looked at it after they receive the new scores for re-evaluation? My new scores should be there by November 1st. I haven't heard anything from them and am thinking about contacting my AO. Thanks.
     
  2. jennyp

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    It is my understanding they do not re-open your file per se. For updates like CFA, SAT/ACT scores, they just update your WCS (Whole Candidate Score) to reflect the change. I imagine they have a formula: XX points for XX ACT math score, etc.

    When the MOC's get slates in to the academies (January usually, maybe Dec), they begin comparing their applicants to those slates and begin handing out appointments. They probably can tell you nothing at this time. Sending in better scores is always a good thing. But, not something they can say "Well, we opened your file again and now we want to offer an appt."

    Patience, grasshopper, patience.:thumb:
     
  3. officer

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    Okay, thank you "wise one" (hehe)... I will try to stay calm and cool :cool:
     
  4. jennyp

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    It was only a year ago. I remember it well. The waiting was hell. Probably bothered me more than son. I was homebound for medical reasons. Way too much time on my hands to think and worry!

    What seemed to keep us afloat was always having something else USNA to look forward to. Got the app in: Check. Got the MOC's apps done: Check , check, check. Candidate Visit Weekend the second week in November.

    Then watching the USNA Candidate page. Both of us, logging on to that darn thing daily! And reading this and the other forum.

    Son resubmitting CFA in Dec. Hearing from Congressman just before Christmas. Checking that Candidate page some more. Christmas Day the Congressman nomination actually showed up on USNA Candidate page. January 20, Senator's office calls to say he is on their slate as well. Then they call back to say he is getting an appointment. He is overjoyed, calls them back to make sure he understood correctly! Blue folder shows up about Feb 1.

    I begin making reservations for I-Day. And the waiting started again! Seemed like I-Day was months away. Then home from I-Day and the waiting starts for the three phone calls from plebe and Plebe Parent Weekend. Watching the web daily for photos of plebe. Then before you know it, I am home from plebe parent weekend. And waiting to attend Navy-Air Force game Oct 3. Now waiting to see son over Thanksgiving and attend Army-Navy Dec 11.

    Are you detecting a pattern here? We are constantly counting down the days until something related to USNA!

    THe other part that repeats itself is my tears each time I leave the yard. I did ok after I-day. My other kids and I DROVE home (1800 miles) to Texas. I went alone for PPW. My flight home was Monday afternoon. So, Monday am, I went for my morning walk on the yard and saw the plebes, mine included, running with the Commandant and doing their morning pt. It was very hard for me to leave that time and head to Baltimore to fly home. Same thing after Navy-Air Force game. They were granted an "overnight" so son stayed with us in hotel room (note: when attending football games, get room with two beds in case this happens) We attended church on the yard and had breakfast at Dry Dock the morning after the game. We walked with him back to Bancroft and when we left I was boo-hooing again.

    I'm not a terribly emotional mom, but this seems to bring it out in me! He is happy, doing well, right where he needs to be. Just so much to think about I guess: you are so proud of them, maybe a little scared with today's world situation, etc.

    I did figure out that plebe summer is as much about weaning the parents off the kids as vice versa. By the end of the summer, it was perfectly ok that I can not call him any time I wish as I can his older brother at Texas A&M. They rely totally upon each other and become a team like none other. And it is our job to stand back and watch with pride (and through tears!). Amazing transformation!

    I've gone off topic enough!

    Fill up that waiting time enjoying your children now. All too soon, they are gone!
     
  5. PositiveThinking

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    jennyp, just reading your post made me teary! :redface: This is such a rollercoaster our kids are on, but we will survive just as many have before us! We also have an older child at Texas A&M, and I've often thought about how different the experience will be for our son (and for us as his family) if he ends up at USNA. The application experience alone is worlds apart!
    OK - back on topic! :smile:
     
  6. officer

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    jennyp,

    I am tearing just thinking about all your post said. I am a homeschool momma who is going to miss him wherever he goes. He has a 4 year NROTC scholarship for A&M as a back-up plan, so we have similar situations. But even though I will miss him, I am so extremely proud of all his hard work and drive to focus on the academy. I totally understand about the waiting---and then something else comes up that you need to wait for---and then something else---. My wait started last January when my son was turning in his application to attend USCGA summer program (AIM). It's been constant checking the computer and mail box since then, and I know it's only going to get worse. I am immeasurably grateful to all the people on this board who have really taken the time to answer a despondant mom's questions. My son gets on too under the same username to ask questions, and he is really looking forward to meeting some of these "usernames" in person someday. Our next big waiting project is getting our SAT scores on September 29th and then waiting to hear from CG about Early Action by December 15th. I have such respect for all the academies, but my son really is a Coastie in his heart. Thank you all for thoughtful responses, kind words, reality checks, great advice, and sharing your experiences. :wave: -officer
     
  7. mmb5

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    Jennyp, I joined a few months ago - have not told applicant son about this forum; letting him concentrate on calculus, sports, and apps. USNA1985 and many others have been extremely informative about the steps and strategies of the process. Your posts exactly hit the emotions. Thanks for the comfort and the across-the-kitchen-table feeling.
     
  8. usna2012mom

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    The countdowns always gave me something to look forward to, so I was okay saying goodbye until Spring Break. It was then that I realized that I didn't know what the next countdown would be. As it turned out, we saw him more last spring than we would have ever thought. We were with him 3 straight weekends in May, in 3 different cities. Sometimes things just work out.
     

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