C/O 2027 Candidate Packet

ajmayfly

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I just received an email from USNA with my candidate ID and updated CIS for the class of 2027 candidate packet. I’m quite surprised they sent the notification out this early, as I remember receiving the same email notifying me of the start of the admissions process in mid-July last year. Did anybody else receive this email, and any idea why so early?
 

Tom Nicholas

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We're you all able to log in? The instructions say to go to the portal and click the "Change Password" link. When we do that and enter our email, it emails us a link to the forgot password page.. where these steps repeat. The link to reset the password just takes us back to the Forgot Password page. Perhaps we've misinterpreted the steps. Not sure.
 

Vegas72

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Hit change password, then go to your email, hit the lnk and then it takes you to the change password section, enter the new password, confirm it and done.
 

alindy

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On the application, it looks like letters of rec are optional? I just scrolled down and looked at the headers and the only part that regards letters of rec are the guidance counselor part and the "Additional Recommendations" which are listed as optional. Or am I just not seeing the section?
 

Nexus

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On the application, it looks like letters of rec are optional? I just scrolled down and looked at the headers and the only part that regards letters of rec are the guidance counselor part and the "Additional Recommendations" which are listed as optional. Or am I just not seeing the section?
I don't think that the letters of rec are optional. On my application there is a English/Math Recommendation request right above the guidance counselor part and additional recommendations. I hope this helps.
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Huursoldaat

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Asi remember there are optional letters of recommendation beyond the English and Math teacher evaluations. However admissions said don't submit those unless they add new and important information. My son didn't do them.
 
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Tom Nicholas

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Hit change password, then go to your email, hit the lnk and then it takes you to the change password section, enter the new password, confirm it and done.
We follow the steps and the link the portal emails takes us right back to the forgot password link - this page, and no change password section is presented. https://usnacandidate.force.com/cis/s/login/ForgotPassword

This is what we are seeing:

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We click the Change Password link.

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We enter his email and click Request Password.

The portal sends an email with a link. Note: for security purposes, I'm not displaying the full link here but the page to which it's taking us is shown.

Hi Thomas,
Your password has been reset for Candidate Information System. Go to:

https://usnacandidate.force.com/cis/secur/forgotpassword.jsp?r=00Dt0000000LB0w00583000000I6n1CjwKMwoPMDBEdDAwMDAwMDBM

That link goes here and not a form to enter a new password. If we enter data here, the process just repeats.
Did we do something wrong?

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Huursoldaat

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Try taking the link from the email and putting it in a different browser, or an Incognito window if using Chrome. It's possible that you are sending cookies to force.com that is making it do something you aren't expecting.
 

Dragomir

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Yes, I received mine yesterday as well. I'm surprised it arrived this early too, but I'm excited to get started! Good luck with your application!
 

Tom Nicholas

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Try taking the link from the email and putting it in a different browser, or an Incognito window if using Chrome. It's possible that you are sending cookies to force.com that is making it do something you aren't expecting.
Thank you for the advice. These were good ideas.

We'll reach out to them on Monday.

To be thorough, we cleared all cookies and browser history from Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and another browser, closed them all, and then tried again with the same result. On the upside, when my son read the email to my wife she started happy-crying.
 
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i_like_planes

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I got the same email yesterday but it won’t let me change my password. I keep entering my email into the change password page but it never sends me the email to actually do it. Nothing in spam either. Any ideas?
 

hochwaldevan

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I got the same email yesterday but it won’t let me change my password. I keep entering my email into the change password page but it never sends me the email to actually do it. Nothing in spam either. Any ideas?
maybe promotions or social sections of email? (I know you know) check you entered the correct email.
 

OldRetSWO

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I just received an email from USNA with my candidate ID and updated CIS for the class of 2027 candidate packet. I’m quite surprised they sent the notification out this early, as I remember receiving the same email notifying me of the start of the admissions process in mid-July last year. Did anybody else receive this email, and any idea why so early?
It is quite normal for it all to start about now and has been so for many years. The past two or so years were different because of the pandemic along with the changeover to Salesforce (tm) based admissions systems (Candidate, BGO, etc)
 

Hunter15

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I don't think that the letters of rec are optional. On my application there is a English/Math Recommendation request right above the guidance counselor part and additional recommendations. I hope this helps.
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Did you have to do anything special to see the English/Math Recommendation Request? I see the fitness Rec Request and Additional info but nothing about the English/Math Rec Request.
 
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