Getting Impatient...

Marco91199

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Hello,

I had recieved a congressional nomination a few months ago and I am still waiting for an appointment to the USAFA. I am not sure how I will hear if I was appointed. Also, does anyone know when they will stop giving out appointments? I sent out an update with all of my current activities and awards I have won ever since I sumbmitted my application (with signatures) and I still haven't heard a word from them. I feel like I am at the point where I just have to rely on my prayers and stop fussing...
 

Jerseygiant

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Hello,

I had recieved a congressional nomination a few months ago and I am still waiting for an appointment to the USAFA. I am not sure how I will hear if I was appointed. Also, does anyone know when they will stop giving out appointments? I sent out an update with all of my current activities and awards I have won ever since I sumbmitted my application (with signatures) and I still haven't heard a word from them. I feel like I am at the point where I just have to rely on my prayers and stop fussing...
Fencersmother is spot on. This forum can answer almost all of your questions and help with your anxiety. Great people in here. Many who already been through the process before and many like you and I who are still waiting to hear. Hang in there and check in here often for info and support. More appointments are coming soon. Best of luck to you and stay positive.
 

Marco91199

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Thanks guys...

After I finished my application, I've done all sorts of things like winning awards, joined a MCJROTC program as a sergeant, did Civil Air Patrol encampment and became a technical sergeant, became captain of a tennis team, joined Spanish honors society (in Florida haha), and have done lots of community service. They took a look at my update packet, added these things to my Form 147, and never said a word about it...
 

Jerseygiant

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For some reason it's comforting to read all the posts and hear that there are others in the same boat, feeling impatient. Just remember, if you haven't heard anything, you're still in the game.
I find coming to this forum therapeutic as well as informative. I'm more stressed out than my DS. He's fine with plan B for a year and reapplying again to USAFA again next year if need be.
 

jmoakley

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Thanks guys...

After I finished my application, I've done all sorts of things like winning awards, joined a MCJROTC program as a sergeant, did Civil Air Patrol encampment and became a technical sergeant, became captain of a tennis team, joined Spanish honors society (in Florida haha), and have done lots of community service. They took a look at my update packet, added these things to my Form 147, and never said a word about it...
Hey marco91199... what FL district are you?
 

Marco91199

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I am actually part of NH district 2. I moved to Florida after I had received my nomination and completed the application. I did let them know about the move however.
 

ebotterb3

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For some reason it's comforting to read all the posts and hear that there are others in the same boat, feeling impatient. Just remember, if you haven't heard anything, you're still in the game.
I find coming to this forum therapeutic as well as informative. I'm more stressed out than my DS. He's fine with plan B for a year and reapplying again to USAFA again next year if need be.
My DS is the same. He seems content with plan B or C, but I like when everything is settled and we KNOW what the plan is! That's why I come here, so I don't stress him out, asking him 100x a day if he checked his portal :)
 

majorwife97

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For some reason it's comforting to read all the posts and hear that there are others in the same boat, feeling impatient. Just remember, if you haven't heard anything, you're still in the game.
I find coming to this forum therapeutic as well as informative. I'm more stressed out than my DS. He's fine with plan B for a year and reapplying again to USAFA again next year if need be.
My DS is the same. He seems content with plan B or C, but I like when everything is settled and we KNOW what the plan is! That's why I come here, so I don't stress him out, asking him 100x a day if he checked his portal :)


I find comfort in it too.
 

Hoodlum15

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Thanks guys...

After I finished my application, I've done all sorts of things like winning awards, joined a MCJROTC program as a sergeant, did Civil Air Patrol encampment and became a technical sergeant, became captain of a tennis team, joined Spanish honors society (in Florida haha), and have done lots of community service. They took a look at my update packet, added these things to my Form 147, and never said a word about it...
I wouldn't worry too much about not hearing back. You have to remember that admissions is in their "busy season" right now juggling applications, phone calls, MOC slates, MOC questions/concerns, tours, prep school appointments, Falcon Foundation scholarships, etc. They're not going to take the time to do anything they don't have to, including notifying you of any interim process involved with your application until a final yes/no. Just relax and wait.
 

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but I like when everything is settled

Ahhhh, the oldest complaint of parents of teens: just settle things. Recall please the nine months you waited for Junior or LilBit to be born, the wait and wonder of them learning to walk or talk or for their orthodontia bills to be done!

Parents, kids, it's ok! This time next year, no matter where you or your child lands, you'll look back and say "What was I thinking?," have another margarita, and finally consider turning their room into that lounge of your dreams. If you've got more kids coming down the pike, well, honey, make that margarita a double. :)
 

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Fencersmother. The wait and wonder of children learning to walk and talk is over rated. We spend the first year teaching them to walk and talk, then the next 17 years teaching them to sit down and shut up. Hee hee. Parental patience should be on the list for nominating people to Saint-Hood.
 

Mom1027

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Still waiting here too for my DS! Twin sister has plans and plan B is solid but we always want them to have the best! Official ceremony today for his MOC nomination. Just waiting on an appointment.
 

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MARCO! Did your parents make you move in the middle of your senior year? Bless your heart. I hope you receive good news soon--and I hope you are kind to your parents about the change.
 
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I find much assurance and comfort in this forum as well. I just recently had a baby. (yes, husband and I have 2 boys one age 18 and the other a few months old. Almost age 40 and had a surprise baby boy!). Most of my time as a stay home mom of a new baby is spent at playgroups, mommy and me and pediatrician offices. I am always around these young mothers overhearing lengthy discussions about cloth diapering, organic gluten free baby foods and whether or not to vaccinate. Not a single one of these mothers are worrying about their child getting an appointment. Sigh...at least when I come on this forum I am reading about other parents who I share a common concern. I talk about SAT scores or college applications and these millennial mamas look at me like I am an alien. I am grateful to come on here during nap times and feedings to read others posts and I don't feel like that older mom any more. Thank you!
 

Marco91199

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MARCO! Did your parents make you move in the middle of your senior year? Bless your heart. I hope you receive good news soon--and I hope you are kind to your parents about the change.

I'm perfectly fine with it... I actually embraced it and joined an ROTC program. I feel like t was the best thing that's could have happened.
 

Wishful

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What concerns do they raise about vaccinations?
 

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Wishful.... NNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Please! No vaccine chatter! (OK if moved to another thread).

Parental patience should be on the list for nominating people to Saint-Hood.
ChristCorp, I can't decide if I'd be #1 in line for that honor, or at the end of the (long) line.
 
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