Portal vs BFE

willp2022

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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?
 
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I got my BFE first. BFE came on Saturday, portal was updated on Monday.
You must live close, in the past the portal updates and then the BFE is sent out.
Yes, I live in PA and about 3 hours from West Point, so keep that in mind
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.
 

mom3boys

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

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.
 

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.
 

TXclass2022

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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.
 

lstoner7

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I got my BFE first. BFE came on Saturday, portal was updated on Monday.
You must live close, in the past the portal updates and then the BFE is sent out.
Yes, I live in PA and about 3 hours from West Point, so keep that in mind
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.
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!
 

fchockeyguy

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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 “.
 

KYparent

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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 “.
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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