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  1. DWatson94

    DWatson94 Member

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    I finished my application back in July and am starting to get anxious about whether I will be accepted. My understanding is that USMA has a rolling admissions process and that admissions increases the "score" requirements for entrance with every batch of applicants accepted. I am wondering wouldn't that mean that if one is not accepted initially that one's chances will decrease with every other applicant that is accepted.
     
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    It will depend on what category you are competing for. For example, there are 100 slots for Presidential nominees, as some are admitted and more applications are completed, the competition for remaining vacancies increases. For Congressional appointment, in most cases you are only competing again kids in your Congressional district. Many cases Congressional appointments are made after the application deadline. Your scenario applies to the National Waiting List as it's not about the "score," rather more candidates. The national waiting list means, you are fully qualified with nomination(s), but didn't win your nomination category, so waiting for at large appointment.
     
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    memberLG, Im in the same situation but im an active duty soldier so am i competing against other active duty soldiers? or everybody?
     
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    Casey USMA 2015

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    soldier15R, you'd be competing against the people in your nomination pools, one of which would include the other active duty soldiers applying/general service connected nomination, as well as competin in your congressional district as well if you applied for those nominations as well.
     
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    soldier15R, there are 85 slots allotted to Active Duty and Reserves each. So to my best knowledge, you would be competing against other Active Duty for 85 slots, while I would be competing against Reserves for the other 85 of the service-connected slots. Good luck to you!
     
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    depends on if you are going to apply for your MOC nomination or not.

    Your nomination(s) will determine the final categor(ies) you will compete in

    So in your case, unless your commander disapproves, you should get the nomination for being a soldier. You should only compete against other soldiers. This competition is not strong relative to regular applcants.

    Highly recommend you apply for nomination from your MOC, increases your chance of getting picked for the prep school if you don't get an direct admissions offer. I don't have the inside information but the prep school has certain goals of having soliders, recruited atheltes, and others.
     
  7. DWatson94

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    what about admissions disregarding nominations
     
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    Not sure what your question is but a nomination means that you can be considered for an appointment.

    Simple example is your Congressman. He or she can nominated 10 applicants per vacancy. So if your Congressman nominates 10 applicants for a vacancy, West Point will pick one and other 9 will be "disregarded" from this Congressional vacancy. Other 9, if fully qualified, be placed on the national waiting list.
     

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