ALO Response and Interview Scheduling

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by VintageRoj, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. VintageRoj

    VintageRoj New Member

    Feb 28, 2018
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    Currently I am a candidate for USAFA, and am about to complete all of the required forms. About three weeks ago I sent my first email to my ALO to introduce myself and to ask about a potential interview date.

    I haven't received any word back from the ALO. I understand that ALO's have a lot in their schedules, and often might not respond for weeks at a time. However I am beginning to get worried since my rolling deadline is in early November.

    Should I continue to contact him? Or should I wait a little longer for a response?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. GoCubbies

    GoCubbies Member

    Feb 13, 2018
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    My DD is in the same boat. However, as she and I reviewed on her portal a couple days ago, that rolling deadline is only for your application to be completed less DODMERB qualification, nomination, and ALO evaluator interview. Your application won't be closed so long as it's only the 3 items that are still pending.
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    He might be waiting for you to complete the forms, or some percentage of them. There is no point in them wasting their time on someone who isn't going to complete, or at least get close to completing, their application.
  4. Finsup

    Finsup Member

    Oct 1, 2018
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    Remember, you now (as of last year) have 2 different ALOs.

    The first will be a Mentor ALO, they are there to answer questions and help you thru the process. They will NOT interview you. They also have many other candidates, and my impression is that their response is proportional to the amount of work done by the student. According to my DSs ALO, only about 25% of candidates every finish their application enough to even get to the interview.

    After you complete a majority of the application (ie everything you have control of, like GoCubbies mentioned), you will be temporarily reassigned an Interview ALO. Their job is just that, to interview you.

    After the interview is completed, you will be back with your mentor ALO to be there for any further questions.

    This is the new process as best I understand it, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.