Who is still waiting?

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  1. Nateman15

    Nateman15 Member

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    I would like to find out who is still waiting for their appointment. Who else here is a march hopeful?
     
  2. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    I'm still waiting, along with thousands of other kids. Apparently March is when a vast majority of appointments are released.

    The anxiety...:frown:
     
  3. NYxJon93

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    i'm still waiting too
     
  4. Nateman15

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    yea i can't stand it. I figured we might as well suffer together. haha :thumb: where are you from?
     
  5. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Florida District 19. College boy right now. Hbu?
     
  6. Nateman15

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    kansas district 2. did you apply last year?
     
  7. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Yea I did but I think I was put on the "wait list" but never got the appointment :frown:
     
  8. Nateman15

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    what were your "stats" from high school and your first shot at it? what do you think held you back?
     
  9. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    ~3.8 gpa, 35 ACT I was lacking on the extracurriculars a little bit I think that held me back idk. My area was hyper competitive though I know but I moved to florida since then and I have a lot stronger application now with all that I am doing now
     
  10. Nateman15

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    holy cow. where were you from before?
     
  11. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Illinois. But honestly my extracurriculars and stuff did not own up to what other people had. I definitely needed more leadership experience and stuff.

    What are your credentials?
     
  12. Christcorp

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    You all are going to give yourselves an ulcer. When an individual applies to the academy, I make it very clear: "Appointments are given out in March/April". If it happens to come earlier, congratulations. If not, then you are "NORMAL". Same with an LOA. If you happen to get an LOA prior to nominations, then that's great. Hopefully you'll get your nomination. If not; so what? You're in the 90%+ that doesn't receive an LOA. Appointments are given out in March/April. Plan accordingly. Make sure you've applied to other colleges/universities. Make sure you have your plans laid out. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Remember: MORE people WON'T get an appointment, than those who DO get an appointment. And while a nomination is required, it in no way guarantees you an appointment. Not unless your MOC gives "Principal" nominations. "Which most don't".

    Anyway; don't give yourselves ulcers. Finish up applying to other schools and getting your financial aid done with them. Remember; the academies are equal to the Ivy and upper private colleges/universities in the country. If you are qualified to get into one of the military academies, you are qualified to get into Brown, Purdue, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan State, Penn, USC, W&M, Georgetown, etc.... If you aren't applying to some of the finest schools in the country, then you are cheating yourselves. If you believe that you aren't good enough to get into those schools, then you are mistaken. "If you believe you're good enough to get into a military academy". If you think that you can't "Afford" to go to these other high end schools, then you have been given some really bad information from someone. Point is: You need to cover all your options. Personally; if your choices are Military academies or Local Community College; then there's definitely something wrong with your plan. If you really, truly, want to serve in the military as a commissioned officer, then realize that the academies are only 1 of a number of ways to accomplish that. If you want to attend the academy strictly for the free/reduced education costs..... Then I can't respond to that.

    Either way: I wish each of you who are waiting, the best of luck. I really do hope that it all works out for you. But there is absolutely nothing any of you can do from this day forward, to increase your chances of getting an appointment. But you can continue to apply to other schools just in case the academy doesn't come through for you. If you've already applied to other schools, "Have you been accepted"? Have you gotten the finances arranged to attend these other schools? Are they the school that you really want; should the academy fall through? If you answered no to any of these questions, then put your energy there. We all understand the frustration, anticipation, stress, etc... that waiting for an appointment does to you. But put your energy towards things that you can affect. Best of luck to all of you. Mike.....
     
  13. gotaplay2

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    Waitin in CA

    DS is still waiting in So. Cal. Heard recently that we might not hear until April. Of course he didn't get his nom until last week so, he wasn't expecting anything before then.
     
  14. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    I understand that appointments are released in March/April. I'm sorry I get anxious to know. And yes, I am currently in college now so I don't have to worry about any backup plans...
     
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    i'm still waiting too, MA 7th district. got a nom from my senator and should know if i get my congressman's principle nom by the end of this week. still need to take my CFA though...
     
  16. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    Better hurry up you are running out of time :eek:
     
  17. Tweester777

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    I am waiting as well. I'm dying to know my results
     
  18. lfaulk

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    @ Strike Eagle: I heard that USAFA usually accepts applicants the second time around, if they are still competitive, which it sounds like you are. I am still hopeful to hear from USAFA in March myself. Good luck to the both of you!
     
  19. gotaplay2

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    Nomination & qualified

    Does anyone have any statistics on the percentage of nominated AND 3Qed candidates who receive appointments? I've only seen stats on how many qualified receive appts. and how many nominated receive appts. Thank you!
     
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  20. bjschick

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    yeah haha, I have already set up my CFA so I'm set!
     

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