So you were initially rejected then appointment after the fact? Talk about emotional rollercoaster...But congratulations!My roommate and I were in the exact same boat last year. We hadn't heard anything from USAFA and then on April 7th we both got rejection letters. A month later, around May 12th, I got my appointment and my roommate got an appointment the week after on May 20th. No matter what happens its not the end of the world, there's always different prep schools, falcon foundation, etc.
Wondering how the appointment followed the twe? Did they have an explanation? Or was it for the prep school?My roommate and I were in the exact same boat last year. We hadn't heard anything from USAFA and then on April 7th we both got rejection letters. A month later, around May 12th, I got my appointment and my roommate got an appointment the week after on May 20th. No matter what happens its not the end of the world, there's always different prep schools, falcon foundation, etc.
Well mostly. DS got an LOA last week (with no nomination) and an appointment today. He must have a decision by the 14th. I would imagine that there will be some churn after the 14th as candidates with offers have to reply by that date. We are undecided, because he went from NO WORD OF ANY KIND FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS to 3 offers of appointment this week. And he can only accept one. (Not bragging...just thanking the good Lord for this opportunity.) So everyone hang in there - openings will happen.Just for clarification on terminology, there is no chance of any candidate getting an LOA at this point. LOAs are used on highly sought-after candidates and are normally given very early in the process, up to the end of the nomination timeframe. For the record, in Academy terminology LOA stands for Letter of Assurance and guarantees an appointment as long as a nomination is received and the candidate is qualified.
ROTC scholarship is at the bottom of your AFA application so they know you have applied to the academy. Maybe they pass it down to the next in line for it like other scholarships do.If you accept a ROTC scholarship and are accepted to the USAFA afterward, how does that work?
You accept your appointment and call the school and ROTC and tell them you aren't coming. It happens all the time, so not as odd as it seems. My general advice would always be to keep Plan A and Plan B in motion. Everyone appreciates that when Plan A comes through, you change your mind. Someone else will be grateful for that ROTC scholarship -If you accept a ROTC scholarship and are accepted to the USAFA afterward, how does that work?
Every applicant is considered for PS, but I do not think everyone gets recommendation for PS from MOC. My DS letter from his congressman specifically says nomination for academy appointment. I would think that specific recommendation for PS from MOC makes chanses higher , if DS/DD is qualified for PS. Good luck to you.My DS emailed his admissions counselor and she left a VM yesterday (I think it's a "you did not make it" VM) but she said that we would know by the end of next week if we did not make it in. DS is hoping against all hope for a prep appt. he was bounced out of USNA at 10:00 last night! He does NOT have a nomination but he does have a recommendation to the prep school from our MOC.
Initially when he received this recommendation from our MOC this same person had no idea what it was, but by the VM yesterday it was like everyone received this and it did not count for anything so needless to say we are despondent today and glad Plan B is also wonderful.