Building up Candidate profile late.

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  1. Cabeinl

    Cabeinl New Member

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if it would be wise to use the whole year that I won't be able to apply to any Federal Service Academies like West Point to build up my profile as a candidate. I realized I wanted to go to a military academy in the summer before my senior year. Besides doing very well in all my classes I haven't really got an attractive candidate profile compared to someone that was quite aware of their goal and had four years to prepare themselves. I have been told by my teachers that I should give it a try. Would you say that taking advantage of the two years (Senior year and Freshman year of college) to build myself up as a candidate to these institutions would be a good idea? Thank you for your time and input in advance!
     
  2. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

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    Late Bloomer...

    Work on finishing up your application. The sessions have already started, but really consider attending a private prep school.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. runslikeajohndeere

    runslikeajohndeere Member

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    Apply now. Get yourself on radar for them. Visit schools. I agree chances are better after freshman college if applying late in game

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  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Additionally, I don't see how applying this year is going to hurt you at all. First, it helps you to understand the process. Second, you will seem persistent if you apply for a second time (as opposed to "I did not apply a first time because I did not get in"). Finally, you might get offered a slot at USMAPS or other military colleges.
     
  5. Cabeinl

    Cabeinl New Member

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    The main problem is I am not a citizen yet and chances are I won't be for at least a year. What do you think?
     

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