1. N

    LOE/LOI and Medical

    Hello! I got an LOE from the Air Force Academy in mid-December that said a spot in the USAFA class of 2027 would be reserved for me provided I "meet all admissions requirements to include a qualified medical status." The letter continued to ask me to "submit all [of my] remaining admissions...
  2. N

    ALO Advice

    Hello! I got a letter of encouragement (LOE) last week from USAFA that said "A spot in the USAFA Class of 2027 will be reserved for you provided you meet all admission requirements to include a qualified medical status." The letter then continued to say "we are asking you to submit all your...
  3. D

    Is this an LOE?

    DS received a letter from admissions a few weeks ago indication that he's been qualified academically and in physical aptitude, but waiting on DODMERB. Goes on to say he's demonstrated initiative and diligence in completing his file and while qualified, he is still competing for admission and...
  4. C


    Hello All, I'm an applicant for West Point's class of 2027. I just logged into my portal and noticed that I received a Letter of Encouragement from the admissions team. What exactly does this mean? Is it rare for applicants to receive this, if so how many people get one? Do the other academies...
  5. S


    Hello, I just received an LOE from West Point, and I know that there is something call a LOA. I know that they are two different things, but can someone please clarify me of what the key difference is between an LOE and an LOA. Also, does anyone know how many LOE's are given out? Thank you...
  6. Z

    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!
  7. USMA2026Cadet

    LOA/LOE & College

    I’m a college reapplicant and was wondering if I would be qualified to receive a LOA/LOE if my SSK is fully submitted in August, with the parts I can complete (so not college transcript or activities), but I’d still be missing a few SOEs because of college. Meaning my candidate statements, HS...
  8. Nebulalabai?

    Application still not complete.

    This thread is more for my peace of mind. I currently have everything completed with my application on my end except for the CFA, as I want to get the best score possible. However, my Letters of evaluation from my Commander, Supervisor, and Officer are still in the works. My CC's secretary...
  9. B

    LOE Form Specifics

    Can anyone comment on the exact/specific nature of the questions proposed to Math and English Teachers on WestPoints LOE Form. Is it a Personal Statement, Box Checking , Character trait Rankings Ect?
  10. B

    Is this a Letter of Encouragement?

    I filled out West Point's Candidate Questionnaire a while back. I didn't even log in to my portal since then, but today I got the following email: Greetings from West Point, Based on the information you have provided us in your Candidate Questionaire, you are a highly competitive candidate...
  11. Z


    Hi, I am going into my sophomore year of high school, and my friend who is going into junior of high school just got an LOE from USMA. I was wondering what are the factors that play into whether someone gets one. Must I express interest? What kind of grades do I need? Any athletic factors at...
  12. M

    USMA Overnight Visit / LOE

    A while back, my DS received what we thought was an LOE from his FFR. It was an email which just congratulated him on his nomination and encouraged him to finish up his application if he had not already done so (which he had). There was no specific mention of an invite for an overnight and I...
  13. J

    Letter of Encouragement (LOE)

    I just received a Letter of Encouragement (LOE). I have a couple questions. -Is this s good thing? -Does getting a LOE give an advantage for an appointment? -Should I do the overnight visit? -How competitive does this make my file? Thank you!
  14. M

    LOE (Soldier Candidate Process)

    Hey guys a while back I got a LOE through email, around Auvust 20th, by an official from the Soldier Candidate process saying I'm ranked this number out of this number. Saying I got a good chance and to finish up my application as soon as possible. But when I look at my portal it shows no LOE...
  15. whalerty

    How many LOEs are given out? Any statistics on likelihood of admission?

    Hello all, So I received a Letter of Encouragement from West Point a little while ago. Despite this I'm still nervous about my potential for being admitted. I'm sure many on this forum will understand, that no matter how many good signs you get you still question every bit of your application...
  16. B

    3Q letter today

    DS received a 3Q letter today with a line that rolling admissions are over for this cycle. Thank goodness for this forum to understand the letter is one more positive step along the long road. Received an LOE with overnight invite some weeks back. Good luck to all in this gauntlet. To those...
  17. LFK1998


    What is the significance of an LOE? I received one from the academy last November but haven't heard anything since. (App is complete) Also, a senior in my class has received an appointment to USMA. Does this diminish my chances? Does USMA not like to take more than one person from one school...