Like my son who got rejected for SLE 2 years ago and is just 3 weeks away from finishing his Plebe year at West Point.My son just received his rejection as well. I just keep focusing on all the young men and women that received an appointment after not being selected to attend SLE.
The same thing happened to me.My son received a rejection letter yesterday but wasn't too phased by it as we'd been told several times that many candidates rejected for SLE ultimately get appointments. He opened his email just now and got an offer. Keep checking those emails.
Confirmed. Our cadet candidate had the same thing happen. Rejected yesterday but then offered admission today. That was a happy change!I’m so sorry to ask you to repeat yourself but your son got rejected on Thursday and then admitted on Friday? Did the acceptance letter say anything regarding the flip flop? That’s unexpected.
Yes, that is exactly what happened. We were both very surprised and happy. The letter didn't address his previous status at all. It seems to be the same acceptance letter others on this board have received.I’m so sorry to ask you to repeat yourself but your son got rejected on Thursday and then admitted on Friday? Did the acceptance letter say anything regarding the flip flop? That’s unexpected.
Does anyone know how many they accepted to SLE this year? It seems like quite a few received rejections but then got accepted the next day. Just wondering if they opened it up to more?Yes, that is exactly what happened. We were both very surprised and happy. The letter didn't address his previous status at all. It seems to be the same acceptance letter others on this board have received.
I get this, but the wording is “congratulations, you have been chosen from among thousands” which makes it sound like an honor.
I disagree with your comparison to Publisher’s Clearing House. If that were the case, they would just have you give your name and address and ask if you’re interested in attending, and the email wouldn’t say “Your selection to SLE does more than invite you to attend the seminar. It also confirms you as one of our very top candidates for admission.”Yep, it’s an honor just like “Congratulations! You are among the Publisher’s Clearing House finalists!” Or “Congratulations! You have been chosen to apply for a special low-interest credit card!” You are bring congratulated on being chosen to pay for a camp slot. There aren’t enough slots for every applicant who applies and not every applicant meets the profile the camps target (regardless of academic stats), so you are being congratulated on being a match for a slot. The academy summer programs are useful from the applicant side for seeing the posts, getting questions answered, and visualizing what it might be like to be a cadet or mid, and they are useful marketing tools for the academies to reach out to candidates who might not otherwise consider becoming an officer. Our son was cadre at SLE one summer and was briefed from the academy’s point of view. His job was to be available and to make sure each camper had a positive experience to encourage each to complete his/her application. At the end of the week, the academy wants each attendee to leave completely pumped about stepping into The Long Grey Line. For the most part, the camps accomplish this although some attendees do decide that the military is not for them or this is not the college experience they want, and that is a useful outcome as well.
What I find sad about these threads and what I want to clarify is that not getting an SLE slot is not a rejection and does not affect your application, so please don’t be disappointed or worried if you can’t attend.
Good luck to all of you — campers or no.