Hello SignalSoldier, my DS is also from CA and awaiting word from West Point (his first choice). He has however received a USAFA appointment which he will be enthusiastically accepting if he receives the dreaded TWE from WP. We have been informed my DS is the #2 WP candidate in our Congressional district and that the #1 candidate has been offered the appointment many months ago but has not yet accepted. Apparently that means odds are good he or she will not accept as May 1 is approaching quickly. If #1 declines then we believe my DS will get the offer, we assume in the 1st couple weeks of May. Do you know where you stand district wise? UCSD is a great school and I have heard has a very solid ROTC program. Anyway I just wanted to let you know you are not alone and wanted to wish you the best. Any candidate that has made it this far is the best of the best, with or without an appointment! Good luck to you!Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, but have been reading many of the posts. I want to start off by congratulating everyone that has received appointments. It's a tough road and I commend you on your accomplishments.
My DD has completed everything and is qualified for appointment, so now it is a waiting game. The wait is one of the most excruciating things we've had to endure. She (us) are maintaining a very positive attitude and after reading many suggestions, she has a plan "B" in place, just in case. She was accepted to UCSD, but her dreams and goals are to go to West Point.
I've noticed that many of those listed above, that have received nominations, are primarily from the East Coast/ Mid West. We live in California. I believe that I read somewhere on this forum, that the appointments move from East to West? Is this true? If so, when can my daughter expect to receive notification on whether she's received an appointment or not? Time is quickly approaching for her to submit her acceptance to UCSD, which we'll more than likely do, just in case.
Anyhow, thanks in advance for any information that could help us, especially my daughter, to calm our nerves. And again, congratulations to all the future cadets. GO ARMY!
So I just spoke to my daughter, and from what she said, our congressman does not have his nominations listed as #1, #2, etc. so that may not be of any help to her. I guess about all we can do is pray, remain positive, and help her get to her goal. Thanks everyone for your help.
Most congressman do not rank but the Academy does. The other poster means that his son is ranked number two in the district by the Academy and they are waiting to see if #1 accepts or declines. If #1 declines, they may offer to #2.
The question to your RC is where does your DD sit on the nomination slate?