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  1. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Is it common for people to hold a spot (via a nonrefundable deposit or other means) at a separate institution until the completion of beast, just to guard against the repercussion(dismissal??) of a broken leg or other training related injury during Beast?
     
  2. MemberLG

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    My opinion, what does you heart tell you?

    Technically, nothing wrong with sending a deposit to a college and if you don't go losing the deposit. But, it's more than a deposit. When you send your deposit, you are also making a promise that you will attend that college in the fall, not I will attend the college if I don't make it through Beast.
     
  3. mom3boys

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    Most beast injuries are not grounds for being sent home. Some do, some don't...depends on your means. I didn't want to waste the $$. I was confident in my son's choice of WP.
     
  4. USMA CME

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    You can count the number of new cadets who are placed on medical leave during beast on one hand. I wouldnt waste the money unless you feel like you might resign.
     
  5. M2inOR

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    Also, remember you must show up on R-Day healthy, and able to pass the physical.

    For my son last year, he contacted his plan-B school, explained the situation, and he was able to conditionally accept his alternate choice school. He asked if a slot would be held open for him at his university choice should he be unable to report for R-Day.

    As he was a varsity lacrosse player in HS, an injury was certainly possible that might not heal by R-day.

    Bottom line, ask the admissions contact at your plan B school.
     

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