USMA appointment?

ajp15433

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Is it possible that West Point is still making appointments for the class of 2026? I just got a letter and certificate from my MOC congratulating me on my appointment but the certificate is post-dated and R-day is literally hours away. I'm thinking this is an elaborate prank.
 

ajp15433

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Let me correct a bit... I'm think this is either an elaborate prank (pulled off by one of my creative but somewhat demented friends) or a simple mistake by the MOC.
 

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Contact your admissions team/regional commander to clarify the situation ASAP. Worst case scenario it’s all a misunderstanding, no harm done there. Best case scenario, welcome to the class of 26. There has been a case of a cadet candidate receiving their appointment a day before R-Day, even after getting rejected.
 

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Contact your admissions team/regional commander to clarify the situation ASAP. Worst case scenario it’s all a misunderstanding, no harm done there. Best case scenario, welcome to the class of 26. There has been a case of a cadet candidate receiving their appointment a day before R-Day, even after getting rejected.
True indeed.
 

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Let us know. The appointment letter would come from USMA, not your MOC at this late hour. I know it is a 3 day weekend but send an email to your FFR but also to your regional admissions officer and technician.
 

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Stranger things have happened. A rejection letter followed by an appointment is not unheard of, but certainly rare. As recommended above, follow-up quickly. It's not too late to get ready for Beast.

A prank? Pretty elaborate and nasty if true. The envelope, letter, certificate, and postmark would take some time and research to pull off a convincing forgery.

It is most likely an administrative screw up in your MOC's office. Some MOC's send a congratulatory letter and a formal looking, but unofficial, certificate as a keepsake for an appointee - you won't be able to present it at R-Day and enter Beast. It is possible the MOC office inadvertently included your name on a list of intended recipients.
 

DDmom

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Call USMA admissions! There has been very late admissions in the past. Please let us know what you find out. I really hoping its true!
 

nomad556

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Entirely possible you were wait-listed without your knowledge and someone rejected a late appointment, thus opening a slot for you. A lot of states have a "decision day" in May, but USMA appoints all the way up until June, so it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.
 

ajp15433

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Thanks for the good energy. Going to have to write something about this journey someday. Haven't heard back from anyone at USMA - probably due to holiday. Will update when I hear anything. Good luck to those prepping for R-day! Hope to join you.
 

DrMom

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Thanks for the good energy. Going to have to write something about this journey someday. Haven't heard back from anyone at USMA - probably due to holiday. Will update when I hear anything. Good luck to those prepping for R-day! Hope to join you.
Let’s hope we hear good news today.
You will be too busy to write about your admissions journey.
 

USMA 1994

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Did you check your portal? It would have changed if you were offered admission. This late in the game I would think that admissions would have called as you would have many things to complete this week.
 

ajp15433

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Ok, so I finally got some clarity. I was offered an appointment to USMAPS, not USMA. My Congressional citation is technically incorrect because it refers to an appointment to USMA. Rather than reporting to R-Day on June 27, I think I report for CCBT on July 11. Overall, I take this as good news. Still confused because I didn't think 3Q'd candidates were eligible for USMAPS. Also I thought that all USMAPS slots were filled, but maybe I was automatically waitlisted. I'm also told that a USMA appointment for class of 2027 is very likely if I perform as expected. Overall, I think is great news... right?

I do have to think about this a bit because I have a good setup already with the fall.

Also, just to respond to some comments: My USMA portal is set up for my 2027 application already so I don't see a way to access my 2026 application.
 

Pops44

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Ok, so I finally got some clarity. I was offered an appointment to USMAPS, not USMA. My Congressional citation is technically incorrect because it refers to an appointment to USMA. Rather than reporting to R-Day on June 27, I think I report for CCBT on July 11. Overall, I take this as good news. Still confused because I didn't think 3Q'd candidates were eligible for USMAPS. Also I thought that all USMAPS slots were filled, but maybe I was automatically waitlisted. I'm also told that a USMA appointment for class of 2027 is very likely if I perform as expected. Overall, I think is great news... right?

I do have to think about this a bit because I have a good setup already with the fall.

Also, just to respond to some comments: My USMA portal is set up for my 2027 application already so I don't see a way to access my 2026 application.
Yes this is great news. A year at USMAPS and then onto USMA....if that's what you want of course
 

ajp15433

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Just to let everyone see what I got, here's a pic of the Congressional Certificate. All names redacted I hope.
 

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DDmom

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That is awesome! I would not hesitate to accept....go there and do well and you will be a part of next years class. My daughter was cadre for ccbt and said what a big advantage the USMAPS kids have.
 
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