Candidate Portal Not Working Yet

Kabobthebob

New Member
This may be a silly question but I don't understand what this announcement is saying.

This is the announcement:

SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT:
STAFF Fac Portal/ Cadet Portal/ Candidate Portal will not be available today Aug 1st,2019 from 16.30 to completion due to scheduled maintenance

I am trying to get started on the application and it still says on the Application Overview page that it will open Aug. 1st.

I am just hoping someone can clear this up for me.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Sounds like it's open now and will close down later this afternoon (4:30 PM) for maintenance (software updates, installations, etc.). It will be shutdown until that maintenance is complete, probably in the wee hours of the morning.

I do not know what timezone they are referring to, presumably EDT.
 

jaglvr

Member
You’d be best to wait because maintenance could mess your portal up. Start clean once they are done.
 

Kabobthebob

New Member
When does the Second Step Kit open up? I thought it would open up today.

I also read somewhere that you need to have sent an official ACT/SAT score to open up the Second Step Kit, is this true?
 

cptenca

Member
When does the Second Step Kit open up? I thought it would open up today.

I also read somewhere that you need to have sent an official ACT/SAT score to open up the Second Step Kit, is this true?
In all likelihood that is the reason for the portal update today. USMA typically does portal updates on Thursdays during the cycle that open new phases, issue bulk correspondence and other candidate updates. Sometimes its down for an hour or less and sometimes several hours. My guess is after you are able to get back on tonight there will be new options and tabs available.
 

Heatherg21

Member
The page lists 2 separate announcments. First that scheduled maintenance will be happening today and portal won't be available during those hours.
Second, that the portals will open for most applicants beginning 1 August and continuing until approx. 15 August. It also states, "Please be patient, continue to seek nominations, and continue to seek ways to improve yourself in all areas."

We will just check daily to see when our DS's secondary portion of application opens up. Meanwhile, have plenty for him to work on for 3 other SA's and noms. Good luck to all.
 

DSM

DSM
Sounds like it's open now and will close down later this afternoon (4:30 PM) for maintenance (software updates, installations, etc.). It will be shutdown until that maintenance is complete, probably in the wee hours of the morning.

I do not know what timezone they are referring to, presumably EDT.
I called USMA admissions, their system is down, and they are working on getting it up an running in addition to upgrades they have done. I was told the appearance of the portal will be much different.
 

s-xuer

Member
Sounds like it's open now and will close down later this afternoon (4:30 PM) for maintenance (software updates, installations, etc.). It will be shutdown until that maintenance is complete, probably in the wee hours of the morning.

I do not know what timezone they are referring to, presumably EDT.
I called USMA admissions, their system is down, and they are working on getting it up an running in addition to upgrades they have done. I was told the appearance of the portal will be much different.
Oh, that's great. I was worried for a moment. The portal was locked for a bit with the red messages, and then it let me log in again a little later, but everything was still the same. Hopefully the 2nd step kit becomes available soon.
 

sfbc2024

Member
It is very confusing. On the home page it says it will be open in the first two weeks of August no later than the 15th. On the overview page it says it will not open until the 15th at the earliest.
 

user501

Member
It is very confusing. On the home page it says it will be open in the first two weeks of August no later than the 15th. On the overview page it says it will not open until the 15th at the earliest.
I think there's a lot of conflicting information too. My Regional Commander sent out an email last week saying the next part was scheduled to be released today August 1st, but nothing has happened for me yet.

I wonder how they decide who's portal opens when. I am assuming someone has to review your profile first. I hope they don't do it in alphabetical order because I'd be one of the last ones.
 

Kabobthebob

New Member
I just checked it and it is now saying Aug. 15th at the earliest.

Kinda annoying because I organized with my teachers to be able to be emailed today.
 

user501

Member
I just checked the candidate portal again. The message used to say
--- Initial Evaluation Pending ---
** This evaluation will not begin until August 15, 2019 at the earliest for most candidates to USMA 2024.**

But today it changed and it says August 9th instead. Does this mean it's going to open tomorrow?
 

darthsidious

New Member
I just checked the candidate portal again. The message used to say
--- Initial Evaluation Pending ---
** This evaluation will not begin until August 15, 2019 at the earliest for most candidates to USMA 2024.**

But today it changed and it says August 9th instead. Does this mean it's going to open tomorrow?
I hope so. :)
 
I just checked the candidate portal again. The message used to say
--- Initial Evaluation Pending ---
** This evaluation will not begin until August 15, 2019 at the earliest for most candidates to USMA 2024.**

But today it changed and it says August 9th instead. Does this mean it's going to open tomorrow?
Log in and open the ‘Overview’ tab. You should be able to get in. Also check your email, including your spam folder for an email from admissions staying the portal is open. Hope this helps.
 
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