Accepted for class of 2016, however...

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  1. PJay

    PJay 5-Year Member

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    I was accepted to the class of 2016 at West Point, but I broke my arm two weeks before flying out in a motor accident (I wasn't at fault, and was 5 under the speed limit. Pretty shoddy luck ha). Basically that medically disqualified me for this year, but I was told I had a LOA for the class of 2017. Where does this appear on the portal? I'm re-doing the essays and all that stuff but I don't see anything anywhere that states I have a LOA.

    Also, I'm writing a formal letter to the congressman who nominated me for this year to see if I can get another one for this year, but as for the state of Texas, does anybody know if I'm just going to be "another candidate" again?
     
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    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

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    Did you receive a "Letter of Assurance" in the mail from the Admissions Office?
     
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    PJay 5-Year Member

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    No I have not. I'm guessing since its still July they haven't been mailed out yet, but I was wondering if its supposed to show up on the portal.
     
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    Vista123 5-Year Member

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    Im confused. You were guaranteed an LOA last year, for this year?
     
  5. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

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    call your admissions officer at West Point and find out. I wouldn't wait.
     
  6. PJay

    PJay 5-Year Member

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    Because I was medically disqualified AFTER being accepted in to the class of 2016, I was told I would be secured a LOA for the following year.

    And my FFR isn't responding, but you're right I'll make the call. Thanks.
     
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    another13mom 5-Year Member

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    Because of the circumstances (accepted and medically disqualified shortly before R-Day with a non-permanent condition), receiving an LOA for next year is quite the norm. I would call your Regional Admissions person to ask exactly what they will need from you for your re-application. Unless things have changed a lot, LOA's don't appear on the portal - they arrive in the mail after being issued. Hope you had a good Plan B to keep yourself busy this year. Stay safe! :smile:
     
  8. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

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    By FFR, I assume you mean your field force rep. I would go right to your Admissions Officer who is located at West Point. FFRs are great, but they would probably just contact the Admissions Officer.
     
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    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

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    The database that FFRs see indicate if a candidate has been offered a LOA and the LOA date.
    Agree with the advise to contact the RC at WP since this is a special situation.
    Another13mom is correct in that LOAs for your situation are not unusual. If WP told you that you have a LOA for next year, then you have a LOA for next year.
    Still - I would contact the RC and have that discussion just to make sure that he is aware of your situation. Ask if you will receive a LOA letter and your nomination question. LOAs have not gone out so it makes sense that if you are to receive a letter in the mail, that you have not received it yet.
     
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    PJay 5-Year Member

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    Thank you all for the answers; I've sent an e-mail out to my regional commander during my time in the hospital, but June 22 the Southwest commander changed so I sent another e-mail updating him on the situation and asking whats going on. Will call tomorrow or on Monday if there isn't a response.
     

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