Admissions Score Sheet

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  1. mrbriguy11

    mrbriguy11 New Member

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    I have been doing some research, and have heard that the admissions office scores you on your leadership roles and extra-curricular activities. Is there any way to know exactly what role gets you how many points? I have looked everywhere and cannot find a "score sheet" listing the point system. Does anybody know how to access it or if it is even accessible? Thanks guys.
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    its not accessible. prevents people from gaming the system.
     
  3. mrbriguy11

    mrbriguy11 New Member

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    Thats what I thought. Thanks
     
  4. 845something

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    I can tell you where the top end of the assessment is: valedictorian, perfect test scores, all-American athlete, with student body president and other high level leadership, and max scores on the CFA. If you can wrap that up, I wouldn't say you were able to game the system. West Point tells you what they want to see. Strive towards being a team captain, and take on high level leadership (class/student body/NHS president, JROTC Bn Cdr, Eagle Scout/Gold Award, etc).
     
  5. christiano241

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    Eagle Scout is the single highest "point-getter" if you were wondering. That's what I have been told by admissions reps and such.
     
  6. 845something

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    It is not - but it is a good one.
     
  7. christiano241

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    What is, then? That's just what I have been told by my Field Force Coordinator.
     
  8. Dixieland

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    Interesting. My cadet's MALO told him West Point "values" Boys' State as much as Eagle Scout.

    That's the beauty of the admissions process at WP....they look at YOU and what you bring to the table. Otherwise, everyone would grab a checklist and start working off the requirements. My cadet wasn't an Eagle Scout, valedictorian, student body president, etc., but he was a good student and a good athlete who wants to serve his country and he has done well at WP.
     
  9. Packer

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    I always see valedictorian listed but to the best of my knowledge the class valedictorian is not determined until near the end of the senior year, well past when most appointments are made.
     
  10. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    In addition, one should not pursue being an Eagle Scout unless you actually enjoy scouting. I was already very involved in scouting before I even considered a service academy, so it just gave me more motivation to complete my Eagle
     
  11. RTMell

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    I did CAP and got all the way up to my Eaker. I loved CAP, didn't enjoy scouting as much. I probably would not have been as successful with scouting as I was with CAP, but I got tremendous leadership experience.

    Yes there's a WCS, but from what I've heard, the RCs have some flexibility in determining what earns what amount of points towards the WCS.
     
  12. 845something

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    I see plenty of people seem to get the idea - there is no one sole path to being the best leader, no one sole activity that will do it - there are many different paths and combinations that will truly show your leadership. If WP just wanted Eagle Scouts (and Gold Award), then they'd make that a requirement. If it was Boy's/Girl's state then they could do away with SLE all together and just make that a requirement. Both are great and are ways to show off your leadership - just like student body president, JROTC Bn Commander, Yearbook/Newspaper Editor-in-chief, CAP, and so on. Find your passion, do it to the best of your ability (make sure you balance it with sports or vice-versa), and remember - leadership is only 30% of the equation.
     
  13. Dixieland

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    Perfectly said, 845something.
     
  14. USMA2020

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    Definitely.
     
  15. USMA2020

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    I have a related question. How would a leadership camp other than the recommended ones come into play? This is the one I had in mind: www.phc.edu/teencamps/ It is at Patrick Henry College. I was considering Presidency or Leadership & Vocation. They are all leadership camps but does someone think one would look better than another.
     
  16. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    This would be NOT gaming the system :shake:
     

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