Acceptance to USMAPS

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  1. Hampton14

    Hampton14 New Member

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    Hey everyone! I just got my packet in the mail friday saying that I am accepted to USMA Prep. When I opened it in the mail friday all I could do was cry. I love the military and this school. This has been my # 1 choice for a while now. I have turnt down offers to a full ride to Harvard and other schools just to go to West Point. I didn't get my nomination from a congressman, so that kind of killed my hopes at one point. But I got a chance to talk to a guy that graduated with my father who went to West Point and he told me bout the prep school as an option. I told my addmissions counsler that I was very interested in the prep school and would like to be considered for a spot. She made a note of that in my file. I told her I had fell in love with this school and that I would do anything to get into West Point. I'm so glad that I got accepted to West Point. Words just can't explain it. I'm still on cloud nine! Many, many prayers have been put into Gods ear. Never would have thought that someone from such a small, poor, and under achieving community like mine.

    Was hoping that if there is anyone out there that can give me any information.
    1) Such as when exactly is R-Day or will they mail that out?

    2)What forms exactly do I have to fill out? It says to look on your candidate portal but its not on there yet. Do I give it more time?

    3)What all should I be doing to get ready?

    4) Does USMAPS have a medical or physical exam that you have to pass on R-Day or they kick you out?

    Things such as that nature.......... Thanks for the help!
     
  2. MemberLG

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  3. WestPointHopeful2015

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    Really,you got a full schoarship to Harvard? That is an amazing feat. You must be really really gifted in sports or something.
     
  4. USMA2015

    USMA2015 USMA Football '15

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    3)What all should I be doing to get ready?

    Run, prepare yourself mentally for a challenging three weeks :)

    I'm at the Prep now, 54 days left. I recieved my acceptance right before Spring Break, so I have an idea about how you feel right about now! Best of luck, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to message me.
     
  5. Xtian's Dad

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    Just recieved notice!!!!

    We got the call from my Far West Admissions Officer!
    I am so excited right now! It seems like it has been forever to go throough the process and then the waiting began.
    Now I'm in!!!! I just can't believe it!!!

    Thanks all, for your prayers and support!

    GO ARMY!!!
     
  6. bdaMom

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  7. bria122

    bria122 New Member

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    :) congrats I've been accpected there also, im sooooo excited. My ROTC instructor has me running three miles everyday.
     
  8. sgtski

    sgtski Semper Fi 88-08

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    our son was also accepted for the Prep school and we can not wait until R Day. We will be arriving on the 17th because his check in time is 0730 on the 18th.
     
  9. ski_addict29

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    can you get into a prep school without a nomination? i thought you needed one for both the academy and prep schools? unless i read this wrong
     
  10. X ArMy 0F 1 X

    X ArMy 0F 1 X New Member

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    Yes, I was also very ecstatic when I got accepted to USMAPS in March. I came home and the certificate was sitting on my bed and I actually lost my breath for a moment. I will be reporting July 18 2011 with much enthusiasm and determination as any other candidate will (hopefully).

    However I have but one question; I hate the SAT and ACT and I was accepted to USMAPS BECAUSE of academic reasons (im not a recruited athlete), so will we be taking it again or work on a certain mandated curriculum that does not incorporate SAT or ACT (Standardized Testing)? I not saying I wont do it if the answer is yes but I will highly detest it and work through it.

    Thanks,

    GO ARMY!!! SINK NAVY!!!
     
  11. laxman44

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    Been 35 years since I went to Basic Training and attended USMAPS-

    You will spend most of your 1st semester prepping for and taking the SAT. Not sure about taking the ACT..we didn't (at least I think we didn't)- ...You need to buckle down and excel. Significantly improve your SAT score. Do well in the class room....if your academic record is why you are at prep- all the Admissions folks will have is your academic record at prep and SAT as indicators of your "improvement".

    What does not being a recruited athlete have anything to do with anything? If you were a highly recruited athlete- then maybe it helps someone getting in- but if you/them are marginal then the extra year will help you get in and help one thru the 1st year at USMA.

    I needed prep. I wouldn't have gotten in w/o prep. I don't graduate WP w/o prep- but that was me. There were folks at prep that didn't need the academic work. Prep was a great- best of the 5 years to get to graduation. Enjoy the year- I grew up alot that year- I liked Monmonth- not so sure being at WP is better....This coming from a Highland Falls HS Graduate and recruited athlete.

    Good luck and learn to like the SAT- You will be spending alot of time focusing/prepping on that test.
     

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