"You are now an official Candidate" postcard..

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by smidge1000, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. smidge1000

    smidge1000 New Member

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    So I recently got a nomination from Senator Al Franken to USAFA and I just got a postcard from the Academy saying that I am "now an official candidate". But before on my online application I was already a "candidate" a long time ago so my question is - is being "an official candidate" different from being just a "candidate" and what exactly is the difference if there is one?
     
  2. SMZ

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    No difference, they probably had everything processed along time ago, they've just finally gotten around to sending the postcard.
     
  3. nbbgolfcmdr

    nbbgolfcmdr USAFA Cadet

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    Your candidate status should have had an as-trick by it. Down at the bottom of that box, something to the effect of this should be written:

    "You are a candidate if you are either deemed competitive by the Academy for you have received your nomination. NOTE: You can receive a nomination and still not be deemed competitive."

    So, if I understand your post correctly, you were already competitive to the Academy, but now you are considered "official" for appointment.

    Hope this helps. Good luck!

    Andrew
     

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