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thud105

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I just checked my application on academyadmissions.com, and it says that my application is now "complete". Previously, it said "Letter of Assurance". What exactly does this mean? I completed my application back in the summer, and I have an LOA and nomination.
 

CranoOrden

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Yeah, happened to me earlier. All is well, I'd think.
 

JustCallMeDan7

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ya, im going through the same exact thing! :rolleyes: i had Letter of Assurance and then it just went to complete once they received my nomination. It just means that they received your nomination and are reviewing your application for a quick run through before they send you an appointment! the internet should update to "Appointment Offered" within a week or so. The appointment package should be coming in the mail within the next 2 weeks! So no worries, its just a processing step they take....:thumb:
 

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Congrats man, but Ill prob see you tonight and say congrats in person, haha!
 

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I just checked my application on academyadmissions.com, and it says that my application is now "complete". Previously, it said "Letter of Assurance". What exactly does this mean? I completed my application back in the summer, and I have an LOA and nomination.

Yup, that was me in December! I got my appointment shortly afterward. Congrats!
 

USAFA hopeful

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How do IC sports work at the academy? Can anyone walk onto say the cross country team or is there try outs or is it only people that the academy recruited?
 

WilltheThrill

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Specifically the cross country team would be extremely difficult to just walk on to. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 in NCAA Division One.
 

packermatt7

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Is baseball easy to walk on to? I've probably asked this before...
 

JustCallMeDan7

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Is baseball easy to walk on to? I've probably asked this before...

if someone could please....
try to make a list of all the Division sports at academy and list next to them whether you have to(for the most part) be recruited to get on team, if its possible but hard to walk on to, or somewhat easier to walk on! thanks!
 

bigcox

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i was wondering the same thing. but specifically for track/field.
 

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if someone could please....
try to make a list of all the Division sports at academy and list next to them whether you have to(for the most part) be recruited to get on team, if its possible but hard to walk on to, or somewhat easier to walk on! thanks!

That would be fantastic!
 

SemperExcelsius

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Mens Intercollegiate Sports

Cheerleading
Basketball
Baseball
Football
Boxing
Cross-Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Hockey
Tennis
Water Polo
Fencing
Outdoor Track and Field
Gymnastics
Indoor Track and Field
Rifle
Swimming
Wrestling
Diving

Intercollegiates Women

Cheerleading
Cross-Country
Basketball
Outdoor Track and Field
Volleyball
Diving
Tennis
Soccer
Fencing
Gymnastics
Indoor Track and Field
Swimming
Rifle


All that is off academy admissions... Hope it helps!
 

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is fencing hard to get into??? My school almost had a team, but then said that they couldnt afford it. I think I would enjoy it.
 

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Just about every sport has some sort of walk on or invitation policy. I.e. after BCT, the football coach holds an open walkon tryout if cadets are interested. Many of the sports that don't compete right away; (Football starts the actual season 3 weeks after BCT); have time. You can contact the team and ask their policy.

Now; how hard is it to get on/stay on the team compared to a recruited athlete? That is a difficult question to answer. It depends on the sport; if there's a lot of recruits, etc... For football, there are 50-60 recruited athletes between direct entries and the prep schools. Everyone of them was recruited because they've been playing football for a long time. Half of these recruits will probably not be on the team after the following spring practice in their freshman C4C year. Because the academy doesn't give out scholarships for athletics, they can recruit a lot of players and keep the ones who work out. Obviously those who don't stay on the team are still in the academy. (Unless they quit the academy, which some do because they really only came to play a sport). But MOST of those cut from the team will stay at the academy, find plenty of other things to do, and graduate and become great officers. Each team is different. Basketball has a lot less players than football or baseball. Each team is different. If it's a winter/spring/summer sport; talk to the coach of the team after basic and once you get settled in. If it's a fall sport like football, soccer, etc... they usually contact you in BCT to tell you about their open tryout policy.

As for fencing; fencersmom is on this forum a lot. She has boys in the academy who fence. *Hence, her screen name". She can answer directly many of the questions concerning fencing.
 
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