Waiting Game questions

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Like lots of other families, we are playing the Waiting Game while the admissions gods decide our kids' futures. I expect this Game has an definite ending or at least I hope it does. I'd like to know about how the end of the Game plays out.

In general, do the academies send rejection letters to those applicants who will not be offered an appointment? If so, when does that normally happen?

My son did make the alternate list at Coast Guard which seems to be an 'achievement' compared to the other academies reviewing his application. When will the Coast Guard Academy tell him he's been rejected? Is there a certain date from which if nothing is heard then one can reasonably assume a rejection? Given the fact that the CGA has 'rolling admissions', do they also have 'rolling rejections'?

I don't mean to sound negative, but I cannot hide the fact that I am a hard-core realist. Thanks for the response(s)!
 

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Mythoughts.Has he been found medically qualified because thats whats holdong me up.They told me next month.
 

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Even though its been two years from when we were on the mailman stalking watch, its still fresh in my mind. I think thats when I began to drink heavily. :shake: Its seriously the most nerve wracking thing to go through. Yes, CGA sends out rejection letters. I've got one filed away somewhere dated December, 2005. With your kid being an alternate, he's in the running so no giving up the ship. Its not allowed. Navy seemed to hang on to the kids the longest, not sending out anything until April. I can say this with a smile on my face as my kid wanted USMMA above all else & put it as his first choice with all his nominating sources. Heres the kicker Commish: He made it in as an alternate & is doing pretty darn well. I'm gonna bake you such a huge chocolate cake when that kid gets in. Boss can blow up the orange balloons. I'll only do the blue ones.

Hang tough!!
 
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Commish and others, I concur with most of what's been said here. The waiting is very tough, on both the kids and the parents. I'm going through it for the second time with my DD who btw just got her medical clearance yesterday(yay). She didn't apply EA so we are waiting with everyone else.

The CGA will make appointments from now until late May, maybe even later. The alternates definitely have an advantage. From my own experience, my son heard March 29. At the time he was also waiting to hear from USNA. He was elated that he had an appointment and when the NA didn't come through, it was a no-brainer.

Rejection letters do come out, most no later than April 15. I have the feeling you will not get one of those.:thumb:
 

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jamzmom said:
I'm gonna bake you such a huge chocolate cake when that kid gets in. Boss can blow up the orange balloons. I'll only do the blue ones.

Hang tough!!
<cleaning the drool off the keyboard>

If the kid gets in, I will spring for the ice cream, punch, noisemakers, and a clown dressed in a midshipman uniform!
 

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Well, you're mean. To put a clown dressed as a Mid at the CG academy will prolly get him beat up some. LOL I knew what you meant.... You dress the Midshipman part & go on in there. I've got your back.

GO KP BEAT CG! :shake:
 

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bossf51 said:
Rejection letters do come out, most no later than April 15.
April 15th is an easy date to remember. :frown: Too bad there are so many days between now and then!

Thanks, as always, for the insight to the process! :smile:
 

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man just thinking about having to wait is making me all nervous and butterfly-like in my stomac...

I really really want this, and, Ahhhhh its driving me insane!, hahaha

(not really though, Track takes up a lot of time...)
 

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From the CGA site(posted yesterday):

We have given out close to 200 early action appointments. We will begin reviewing files for our regular appointment process in the next few days and have not given out any appointments yet for that group.
 

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bossf51 said:
From the CGA site(posted yesterday):

We have given out close to 200 early action appointments. We will begin reviewing files for our regular appointment process in the next few days and have not given out any appointments yet for that group.
Any idea how many of those 200 would be expected to accept their appointment?
 

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It's really hard to say. I would guess from 100-125 slots will come from this pool. About 85 or so from the alternates and the rest from the remainder. Also keep in mind about 30 slots a year come from NAPS.
 
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