Portal vs BFE

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  1. willp2022

    willp2022 Member

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    Typically which do you get first? A BFE in the mail or a portal update from USMA. Also how long is the time frame in between?
     
  2. lstoner7

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    I got my BFE first. BFE came on Saturday, portal was updated on Monday.
     
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  3. willp2022

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    Thanks, hopefully more people post what happened to them.
     
  4. USMA 1994

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    You must live close, in the past the portal updates and then the BFE is sent out.
     
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  5. husky2018

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    Same for me. BFE on Saturday and portal Monday.
     
  6. onepercenter2021

    onepercenter2021 Member

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    Our DD BFE came WEEKS after the portal update.
     
  7. lstoner7

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    Yes, I live in PA and about 3 hours from West Point, so keep that in mind
     
  8. letsgoservetheserviceboys

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    You didn’t receive a MOC call before all of this? I thought that was intended as your original announcement of appointment. Congratulations though, I hope to join you if I get appointed.
     
  9. husky2018

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    Mine was farther away in California. No MOC call and BFE came before portal change
     
  10. mom3boys

    mom3boys 10-Year Member

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    MOCs have the option to call before any BFE or update...but they don't always call.
     
  11. brovol

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    My son's RC told him, then the portal changed a day or so later, then mail came several days later. I think RCs each do things a bit different. My son never got a call from MOC.
     
  12. willp2022

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    I live in California as well so that's most likely I guess.
     
  13. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    I live in the Midwest. Portal updated 3 days before BFE came. Got to accept my offer before my packet came :D
     
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  14. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    Portal update - then BFE 3 days later in the mail.
     
  15. husky2018

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    However, the portal had been down a day or two before the BFE. That could explain why I got the BFE before portal.
     
  16. Texan in MS

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    DS experience - MOC call Tuesday, Portal Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning, BFE arrived following Wednesday.
     
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  17. TXclass2022

    TXclass2022 New Member

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    DS's experience... MOC call Thursday, portal down all weekend, Portal update Monday morning, BFE Monday afternoon. I think there are too many variables to make any guesses.
     
  18. lstoner7

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    No I did get the call from my MOC first, just saying that my BFE came before my portal was updated. And thanks, good luck!
     
  19. fchockeyguy

    fchockeyguy New Member

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    Our DS received the call last Thursday. The person said to expect the BFE in 2-3 days. The portal was updated on Sunday and he accepted. One week later and he is still waiting for the BFE. Receiving that, to him, makes it “official “.
     
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  20. KYparent

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    Same for my DD except BFE came today. There is something about that certificate that says "On behalf of the President of the United States..." that makes it feel special.
     
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