Fantastic, Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! How long ago did he receive his notice of appointment?My grandson received a notice of his appointment on his portal in the form of a letter informing him that he has until May 1 to accept or decline; and, that acceptance or declination is done online whereupon additional information on travel and in-processing information will then appear on his portal upon acceptance.
The letter on the portal was dated Jan 5. He received a LOA dated December 18 and had received a call from a member of our senior senator's nominating committee a day or two thereafter that he was the principal candidate. The nomination, however, did not appear on the portal until about a week after the call. He's still waiting to hear from USNA where he had nominations as well.Fantastic, Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! How long ago did he receive his notice of appointment?
I wish I knew this earlier before spending my days refreshing my portal!All of USAFA's communications are electronic, so don't expect any sort of notification by mail. Typically your MOC is notified several days before your portal is updated. Some MOCs will choose to call their appointees to congratulate them first and others won't. If you fall into this latter group expect your notification to come via a portal update. Furthermore, the portal only updates once a day, so if you don't receive anything by about 5 in the morning you can throw in the towel for that day.
Yep....DS was napping, over the holiday break, and it went to voicemail. At least he left a nice voicemail. Not sure what the etiquette is for that...call him back haha, but he save the VM. Kind of neat to have.Here is a much abbreviated sequence of events for my DS (Class of 2020):
Email saying portal updated->Portal had appointment announcement->Family celebration ->Call from MOC
All this happened within just a couple of hours. Moral of the story? Answer the call if it is from a private or unlisted number! Very likely could be the MOC calling to congratulate or notify you.