One of my classmates that also applied to the Academy got an appointment on Thursday, apparently because the academy sent her information about appointee tours too early. Anyways, we both were nominated by the same congressperson, and I was wondering if all appointments go out to a district at the same time, or if there is no particular order and the admissions board sends appointments by candidate. I ask for the obvious reason of trying to ward off encroaching despair. Also, has the text-notification that came about with the portal update worked for anyone? Just curious.