A few questions for those in the know:
1. Do the portal appointment updates occur only weekdays or also on the weekends?
2. Do the updates occur during USNA business hours or day and night?
3. Is there always an email notification associated with a portal status update? (My DD just checks her email and rarely logs into her portal.)
Thanks in advance!
for #1 and 2, go to prior year ‘DIY’ threads, with your calendar beside you, and figure that out. I *believe* they happen outside of business hours. Especially later in the season. Or at least they can populate in the portal outside of normal hours. Keep in mind, there is a standard amount of time allowed for the SEN/REP to notify. If they choose to do that. So the appointment is made, actually, before something changes in the portal. To allow for nom source notification.
#3 traditionally there is an email. Not sure, but it may come from a different email address. Email says something like ‘update to your status’ or similar. At least it did with my sons. But, a phone call could come before the email.
Checking the portal occasionally is a good way to go, imo. Your applicant won’t miss anything if they check weekly, for example.