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    So I have an LOA, and am 3Q with a nomination as of yesterday or today. How long does it usually take for an appointment to show up? My assumption is that the admissions board will meet this Thursday, review my file and decide there is an appointment, and then give my congressman's office a week...
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    PFE 230, 4.0 GPA, multiple activities

    Hello, I thought I would share that I was rejected and offered to apply next year. I had a PFE of 230, passed DOMBERG end of Feb., Varsity Swim 4 years, Varsity Softball 4 years, all city honors, Kay Club, NHS, ACT score was 21. my class rank was 135 with a 4.0 GPA because my school is one of...
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    Why do service academies require a nomination from congressmen/senator?

    Why do service academies (except coast guard academy) require the a nomination from a politician? Congress people or president or vice president? I am curious why. And why does the coast guard academy not require that nomination? I know other countries' academies you just apply for it and do not...
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    LOA.. Now what?

    Hello, I received a LOA in the mail a couple weeks back for West Point. After my CFA video is received, assuming it passes, what is next? As long as I do good in school, don’t do anything stupid, and remain in qualified medical state, will I get a letter of appointment? Do all LOAs end up with...
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    Clear up confusion

    First I would suggest the owners of this site set up a new topic area: APPOINTMENTS. While reading a wiki article I saw a GLARING falsehood that I observe in many general and specific articles online and continue to hear in the peanut gallery. In the bio of a late, full Admiral of the WWII...
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    Tips to make myself more competitive for USAFA Appointment

    I'm currently a rising Sophmore aspiring to attend USAFA and earn a pilot slot. I am looking for tips to make myself more competitive over the rest of my high-school career. Are there any classes I should take? Any extracurricular tips? This is something I understand I need to put large amounts...
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    No Official Appointment But Invited to Air Force Academy Class Appointee Event

    We just received an email saying "Congratulations. You have been selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy Class Appointee Event!..." But we have no official email or status update of an official appointment or acceptance in the Air Force Academy. Anyone else had this experience...
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    Admit kit form

    Good morning! During todays schoolday, I checked my West Point portal to see a new Admit kit form and instructions for appointments. The congressman hasnt called me because I did not own a phone while I was applying for the nomination(so he doesn't have my phone number). Does this mean I have...
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    Appointment After Nomination

    I received a congressional nomination in the mail today and can see it in my portal; I'm absolutely stoked! Does anyone know roughly how long it takes before admissions will notify me with their decision concerning an appointment? I also have an LOE: does this make their decision quicker? Thanks!
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    Dilemma: USNA or USAFA?

    Hello all! I have been accepted to USAFA for class of '25, and have not yet heard from Navy. However, I am trying to prepare myself for the possibility that I might have to make a very difficult decision in the next few weeks if I'm also accepted to USNA. I wanted to get some experienced...
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    Difficult District and Medical Disqualification

    Good Evening, I have been consuming a lot of this forum, but I decided it was about time I posted a question myself. So I've received a Nomination to USAFA from a particularly hard district (700+ Applicants in CO-01), and been served a Medical Disqualification. I have noticed many people of...
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    Confirmed Appointment Not in Portal Yet

    My congressman called last week to inform me that I am appointed into USNA. I am more than delighted, and he said that it should appear in my portal within a day. However, Friday, the weekend, and most of today has passed and there is still no appointment in either portal, the old and new. How...
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    Appointment Arrival for the USMA?

    Good evening, everyone. I just received word yesterday from my Senator’s office via the phone that I’ve been awarded an appointment to the USMA Class of 25’. Any idea when my BFE will arrive in the mail? Thanks!
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    Appointment Reception for USNA

    I just received a call this morning from my state’s representative in which I received a nomination from that I had been awarded an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. My portal does not yet show the appointment, and I was wondering when it would update? Also when do you think my...
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    Appointment Timeline and Question

    Good evening, This is my first time posting on the Air Force Academy Forums, so I apologize if I make any formatting mistakes. I am an applicant for the Air Force Academy for the Class of 2025. I completed my application back in early November, got a presidential nomination in October, and...
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    Let's say a candidate gets accepted into one academy (say, USXA), but reeeally wants another. For example, a candidate gets accepted to US"X"A, but really wants USMMA. But USXA has a deadline to accept an appointment. If the candidate is still technically in the running for USMMA, is it best to...
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    Other Service Academy Appointment

    Got a DD here who really wants USNA. Applied to the other academies, and is hearing some positive things back from some of them regarding their respective applications, but no word on USNA. So I got a question; if DD gets an appointment to "X" Academy, is it a good idea to tell USNA about it, in...
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    Grad School Opportunities?

    How does grad school work for USCGA graduates? Does it count as a tour? Does the USCG pay for it, or do graduates pay out of pocket? Or do they use the GI Bill instead? Are USCGA graduates even eligible for any GI Bill benefits? Does the USCG have a say in what you will study, or are you given...
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    To those who are accepted. . .

    What do you think got you accepted for an appointment over the competition?
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    Does USAFA Have a Wait List?

    Anyone know if the Academy has a wait list? I've realized that with the timeline of all the appointments being given out now, I'm definitely not even close to being their first choice. I'm starting to realize that I probably won't be accepted, but even so, it would be an honor to even be...