All juniors interested in attending West Point can begin the admissions cycle for the class of 2018 by opening a candidate file beginning no earlier than Jan 8th. You can also apply for SLS (now Summer Leadership Program) at the same time. To be competitive for SLP you will need a good set of SATs or ACTs sometime prior to the application deadline. Last year's cutoff was April 1 if my mind serves me, but vacancies were handed out prior to that date. Call your Regional Commander for details.