Where on portal??

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  1. MammaBear

    MammaBear Member

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    DS has a letter that says his AFA application deadline can be found on his portal. Specifically it reads, "You should complete all forms as soon as possible (but no later than the deadline indicated on your portal.)"

    But he cannot find a date anywhere. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. wildblueyonder

    wildblueyonder USAFA '19

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    Last year it was January 31 (or November 1 for Early Action), but I checked Admissions and it looks like they might be doing it differently this year. I would contact your ALO or Admissions Counselor (his/her number should be on the portal as well). They should be able to help you find the deadline.
     
  3. Usafamom2016

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    Wildblueyonder, they changed the process this year. There are rolling deadlines to ease the burden on the admissions office of all the applications being completed in January.
    The deadlines are different for each applicant and related to when they started their application.
    MamaBear, there should be a sentence at the top of his portal that reads:

    'In order to be considered for an appointment, you must complete the following forms and/or take the appropriate actions by xxxxxxx date'.

    This is then followed by all the forms not yet completed.
     
  4. FalconsRock

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    To add to the others, his date will be determined by the day on which he applied. His portal will then change his status to candidate and list the forms that must be completed by the deadline. He will have approximately 4 months to complete them.
     
  5. MammaBear

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    Thanks all. I was aware of the process change and that is why I was looking for a due date. Usafamom2016, there is just no sentence nor date on his application portal. The date he submitted is listed as 1/21/15 because his summer session application was his initial application submission. He is complete except for the ALO interview. He is waiting to hear back on that after a few emails. I will have him call his liaison.
     
  6. Usafamom2016

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    MammaBear, that's strange, perhaps the ALO will know. If not, your son should contact their admissions officer who can tell him the date. Their name and number are on the portal. They are very helpful.
     
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  7. FalconsRock

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    Mammabear, perhaps there is no deadline date on his portal because he has everything completed except for the ALO interview. The initial deadline was for the following forms:

    In order to be considered for an appointment, you must complete the following forms and/or take the appropriate actions by November 10, 2015 (this is from my DDs portal)
    • USAFA Form 146 - Air Force Academy Candidate Personal Data Record
    • USAFA Form 147 - Air Force Academy Candidate Activities Record
    • AF Form 2030 - USAF Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statement
    • USAFA Form 0-501 - Drug and Alcohol Use Circumstances (will only appear if required)
    • USAFA Form O-878 - USAF Academy Candidate Writing Sample
    • USAF Academy Candidate Fitness Assessment
    If he has all those forms completed, then he has until January 31st to have his interview completed and submitted as well as his DoDMERB exam, transcripts and other required forms plus additional LORs if he is sending those in.

    Your DS is doing a great job of getting things done. Good luck to him.
     
  8. In-the-Know

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    The reply above is correct with the following exceptions. He still needs to ensure the other forms are submitted within two weeks of his deadline and once the forms stated above are complete, the ALO will have 3 weeks from the date the forms were complete to interview you DS and turn in his evaluation.

    The disappearance of the message and deadline is confusing candidates and will be fixed this month. It takes a couple of weeks to work the bugs out of a new process.
     
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