USMA Online or Mail Notification of Admission?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by hamleton, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. hamleton

    hamleton Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    51
    Hey all, I have another quick question regarding an USMA Offer of Admission. As I anxiously wait to see my "fate" at USMA, I am constantly checking my USMA Online Admissions Profile. When the Admissions Team sends out an (hopefully) Offer of Admission, will it first appear in my USMA Online Admissions Profile, or will there be no status update and only a physical Offer of Admission in my mailbox? Thank you!!
     
  2. D.H.C.123

    D.H.C.123 Class of 2020

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best way to know is when West Point Facebook admission team sends a picture with all the appointment letters! Hope to see you next year!
     
  3. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    179
    My UMSA grad actually had very few mailings from West Point. Once he got his nomination, the next time he heard from WP was when he received his BFE.
     
    hamleton likes this.
  4. D.H.C.123

    D.H.C.123 Class of 2020

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    10
    If no one knows what BFE means, it is the BIG FAT ENVELOPE !
     
  5. hamleton

    hamleton Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    51
    Thank you for your input! I can now stop crashing my computer from checking every few minutes! If you don't mind me asking, what year did your son graduate? And do you or him have any advice to a potential cadet/parent of an USMA cadet? Thank you!
     
    Mother@USMA likes this.
  6. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    179
    My advice would be to NOT miss out on high school by obsessing over West Point. Work hard at your studies and sports and enjoy being a high school student. I wouldn't worry about LOAs either---my grad did not have an LOA, yet he received his appointment months before a girl in his class who had an LOA. In fact, she was in a panic in the spring that she would not even receive a nomination. (This was back in the good ol' rolling admissions days.) Make sure you have a solid backup plan in case you don't receive an appointment. This was one of the questions my grad was asked at a Senator's interview---"What is your plan if you don't get in West Point?"

    Make sure West Point is what you want to do and that your ultimate goal is to be an officer in the United States Army. Find a retired officer and have a serious talk with him/her about what serving in the Army actually entails and pay attention. My grad's MALO came to our house and met with him for an hour alone and that's what they talked about; the MALO wanted to make sure he understood exactly what he was agreeing to. He was also fortunate to have a retired COL for a military history class and his guidance was invaluable. The needs of the Army always come first once Uncle Sam becomes your "daddy"!

    Mind your associations and actions in high school---don't be in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people. Remember, you will provide WP with a copy of your police report and fingerprints. Watch your driving too.....every spring we get panicked questions on the forum because someone was cited for some sort of traffic infraction and they wonder if they have to let West Point know.
     
    2020HD likes this.
  7. mom3boys

    mom3boys 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    348
    The answer is: it depends. It seems that some get a call from MoC, some find out on the portal, and others get the BFE. Last year for my son it was call, portal, then BFE.
     
  8. wyeast

    wyeast Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    For our DS c/o 2018 it was portal, BFE then a call.
     
  9. belz2020

    belz2020 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    4
    for my DS it was portal then BFE. Good Luck!
     
  10. conwaymom

    conwaymom New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    For those of you that found out on the portal, can you tell me where? I can't see a place on the portal where that would be listed? I have two nominations up there, but haven't heard anything else yet.
     
  11. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    872
    I hear that it is a blue box on the top of the page with the green circles. I do not visit the 'portal' myself--but that is what my friend told me. I can assure you that no blue boxes have appeared above green circles at this house but I hope to be fully informed if and when it does happen. Also, no BFEs and given my #3's type of nomination, there is no one to call him.
     
  12. jpeor

    jpeor New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    It is on the "overview" tab of the portal, on the left hand side of the page. It is a blue box and says "Offered Appointment". It is very obvious when it appears on the overview tab, you can't miss it because it something new on that page. My DD received the BFE before the portal updated.
     
  13. MidwestDad

    MidwestDad Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2017
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    83
    DS portal updated; BFE arrived next day postmarked day before portal updated. No call.
     
    MomMart619 likes this.
  14. beantown31

    beantown31 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    84
    Call from Congressman, portal update several days later and then BFE
     
  15. USMA 1994

    USMA 1994 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    323
    You will have to go and look in your portal though. You do not get an email saying there has been a change and there is no update on the landing page.
    Your overview page will have an offer of appointment on the left side of the page where all of your application information was on the right
     
  16. RedDog22

    RedDog22 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    5
    Call from congressman came first. Portal updated a few days later. BFE came the same day the portal updated.
     
  17. marian

    marian Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    20
    My son got the BFE sent USPS Priority in January. He had no idea it was coming. Portal updated the next day. Still undecided and waiting for NAVY appt or rejection!!
     

Share This Page