When will my file be reviewed?

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  1. Smcgill13

    Smcgill13 Member

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    I completed my USMMA application a while ago and on my application portal it says that I am qualified. I've passed CFA, exceeded minimum requirements, and I've gotten two nominations. The only thing wrong is that I still have to submit my 7th semester transcripts, which won't be available until mid January. Can admissions review my profile or anything before I get those transcripts? I'm a bit confused about it and the waiting is killing me. Thanks!
     
  2. Mman5247

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    Are your letters of recommendation all in? If so, they review about once per month. If there are a lot of applicants to review at once, they probably can't get to them all and some are held over till the next session. Sometimes if they want to make an early offer, they have to get sign off from DC, which adds weeks to the timeline. The admissions department is understaffed. Try to enjoy the holiday and be patient.
     
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    The only thing that is missing is the 7th semester transcript, everything else is submitted. Thanks!
     
  4. Dadx4

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    My daughter is in the same boat. Same exact scenario. Not sure what to expect. Working on Plan B. C. etc.
     
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    Definitely work on your plan B and C, but realize it is still way early. Most appointments will be going out mid-March.
     
  6. Smcgill13

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    My status just got changed to 'Hold'. What does this mean?
     
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    Hold is good. It means they want you but can't offer you an appointment just yet. Hang tight. What state?
     
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    we are "Hold" in MA.
     
  9. Smcgill13

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    Ohio. I feel like OH is probably pretty competitive, but I received NOMs from my MOC and Senator Brown, if that means anything..
     
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    Clarification: hold with a nomination in hand
     
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    My DS on "hold". Two noms - one senator one rep, entire application complete, passed CFA and DODMERB. So same boat. Hoping to hear soon.
     
  12. Hockeydad

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    I don't think the "7th semester grades" means anything in terms of admission now, although they are required when available. My DS from Ohio got his appointment letter to USMMA two weeks ago and his page at USMMA lists this as missing, too. With the appointment letter comes a page to fill out and return (accept appointment, decline appointment, defer decision on appointment until May 1). I'm guessing a lot of candidates returned that after checking "defer decision on appointment until May 1". That must mean there are a significant number of candidates who are accepted after that May 1 deadline when some candidates decide to go another route.
     

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