BFE before call, email or portal change?

Navygoat21

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Has anyone received a BFE before already being notified some other way? I know that it used to be that the first time you hear is by mail, but I am wondering if those days are gone.
 

pleber16

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I honestly think it depends. It seems to me everyone finds out differently. I'm pretty sure they notify your nomination source and BGO before you and give them an opportunity to tell you prior to getting the BFE. When I got it, I was at a different college and unsure if I was going to accept the appointment if I got it. I got a few vague e-mails from my BGO asking if I'd made up my mind, and asking "if I told you that you got an appointment today, would you accept?" Then I didn't hear from him for a day or two and my regional director accidentally send me an e-mail invitation to a dinner for NA acceptee's. So obviously they knew far before I did. I think the BFE showed up at my house a week or two later.
 

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Haven't heard of any lately hearing by BFE first. Usually it's MOC call. If that doesn't happen then by portal update. I think the only way someone would hear by BFE first is if they aren't checking their portal.
 

Norfolk63

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Haven't heard of any lately hearing by BFE first. Usually it's MOC call. If that doesn't happen then by portal update. I think the only way someone would hear by BFE first is if they aren't checking their portal.
Agree with Navyhoops. DS heard by phone from Senator's office approximately one week before status change appeared on portal. Then official certificate arrived about a week after appointment was accepted on portal. Correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that BFE does not get mailed out until after appointment has been accepted. Which makes sense. Why mail a BFE to a candidate who has no intention of accepting their offer of appointment?
 

Firehawk1

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DS found out via a phone call from his mom after the BFE arrived in the mail. His portal was updated when he checked it following the call. He acknowledged he had not checked his portal in a while. He did not receive a call from his MOC. So, DS found out via the BFE but I believe his portal had already been updated, he just hadn't checked it.
 
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What does the portal wording change to once there is an appointment or a denial? What to look for? Thank heavens my daughter has waaaayyy more patience than me!
 

Firehawk1

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What does the portal wording change to once there is an appointment or a denial? What to look for? Thank heavens my daughter has waaaayyy more patience than me!
This is a post from nap 11 in the Portal Status Notifications thread: "When you receive an appointment your portal changes from "Complete Pending Review" to "Fully Qualified Offer of Appointment." After you accept you appointment the status changes from "Fully Qualified Offer of Appointment" to "Offer Accepted" and displays three actions to complete (Police Check, Citizenship, and Body Altercation)".
 

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My DS received a phone call from his recruiting coach, then one of our Senators called then the email.
 

ktnatalk

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but it is my understanding that BFE does not get mailed out until after appointment has been accepted. Which makes sense. Why mail a BFE to a candidate who has no intention of accepting their offer of appointment?
If your definition of BFE is the nice "Certificate of Appointment" signed by the Superintendent in a nice padded folder, it is not mailed after appointment is accepted. I think it is still important for many candidates and parents to accept after finding this "milestone" arrived in their mailbox. No longer just words you read in your email or merely getting a phone call, it is a real thing in your hand.
 

Norfolk63

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If your definition of BFE is the nice "Certificate of Appointment" signed by the Superintendent in a nice padded folder, it is not mailed after appointment is accepted. I think it is still important for many candidates and parents to accept after finding this "milestone" arrived in their mailbox. No longer just words you read in your email or merely getting a phone call, it is a real thing in your hand.
You are correct. My error.
 
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