Portal down on March 13th...appointment updates? Maybe?

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  1. jllera1

    jllera1 Member

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    My DD told me it is showing portal will be down on March 13th from 1800 to 0400. Can this mean they are adding lots and lots of appointments?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Who knows? I gave up trying to read the tea leaves years ago.... it's a waste of time and energy. It might just be an early St. Patrick's day celebration.
     
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    I hear you. Since this is her 1st time I was just curious if they do this, typically, when they are uploading a bunch of appointments...
     
  4. USMAcand9821

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    It is the case sometimes. But it could be different portal updates or just general site maintenance. But yes there is always a possibility, especially considering the time of the month.
     
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    Agreed. I've read on the forum others saying the 2nd big wave is coming next week and this happening on Monday just seems to coincide with something might be coming.
     
  6. BSCAR

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    You can't know this because (I assume) you don't have access to the candidate portal; the portal is down for maintainance usually once a week.
     
  7. jllera1

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    It's the 1st time she has mentioned it. When I asked her she told me that she had only seen it down once before, so not sure. I just saw others post that either their RC or admissions has recently told them the 2nd wave is coming next week, then she tells me this, so I asked the question...
     
  8. USMAcand9821

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    BSCAR is correct in saying that the portal is down almost every week. However, they do not often give notice to these downtimes because they are very short (a Monday night and Tuesday morning at most). It very well could be appointments, but you won't know tomorrow unless the MOC calls. Portal usually updates several days after the decision has been made.
     
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  9. USMAcand9821

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    Tomorrow ha ha. I meant Tuesday.
     
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  10. jllera1

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    Her MOC is out of office, so she'd have to just wait for the BFE or maybe her RC or FFR would tell her?
     
  11. USMAcand9821

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    Then either the BFE or portal update. Whichever comes first. RC will not call.
     
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    I got an email from my FFR saying "West Point is on Spring Break, so there will be no Full Admission Review Board scheduled for this week," and notifying me when my file is going to be reviewed. This is just what I have been told. Best of luck to everyone waiting to hear back!
     
  13. USMA21

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    When did you receive this email?
     
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    about 3 hours ago
     
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    Air force doesn't send out BFE. so It will have to be the portal update.
     
  16. BSCAR

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    I sent an email to my RC today and I got an auto-reply message saying that he was out of the office and would be back the 13th--tomorrow. I could've swore someone on this forum said that admissions didn't take Spring Break, but I guess your FFR would know.
     
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    DrMom 5-Year Member

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    It was me. I am a faculty member--at a different DoD institute of higher education. Spring Break is for students not for faculty and staff. Sometimes faculty and staff will take leave during this week--but that is an exception. However, the FFR would certainly be the USMA admissions insider.
     
  18. BSCAR

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    Did anyone determine with any degree of certainty whether or not there will be admissions this week?
     
  19. jllera1

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    Well, my DD said she can still log in, so not sure....anyone else?
     
  20. BSCAR

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    I can log in. However, the little notification indicating that the portal will be down also states that the date could be shifted 24 hours due to the whether.