First Generation American?

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  1. hooah21

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    I was admitted to USMAPS c/o 2016, and wanted to know if anyone can tell me if being a first generation American might have played any role in my appointment. Just curious!
     
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    In general, recruited athletes, under represented minorities, and soldiers end up at USMAPS.
     
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    I think this is an unfair question to ask yourself and forum posters can't possibly answer it for you. You are focusing on one part of your entire "package" and asking if it played a part in your admission to USMAPS. There were probably applicants who also were first generation Americans who didn't get in. Why you and not them?

    Can "anyone tell you if it played a role?" I suppose someone who reviewed your particular case on the admissions board. After that, it is all conjecture by anyone else.
     
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    It might or it might not. It could be your SAT scores, it could be you went to a high school that didn't offer high level math classes, it could be you are really strong in STEM classes, but were weaker English SAT/ACT area. None of us know on this forum. Only West Point admissions knows. It certainly could have, but there are so many other factors involved. There are lots of first generation Americans who are and are not appointed each year. West Point decided you have the credentials to be a future Army Officer who can make it through their program after a year of prep. Personally I believe the prep schools are a great program and will have you well prepared for USMA.
     
  6. MemberLG

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    To add on why does it matter? From being a FFR for 10+ years, sometime I scratch my head wondering why a candidate did or did not get in. Life is not fair. A simple analogy I make is if you are the only person on a street and see a $20 bill, what you would do? If you pick it up, are you doing something bad? For whatever reason, West Point offered an appointment, they know what they are doing.

    Are you going to turn down your offer if being a 2nd generation American or whate if the biggest reason why you got the offer?
     
  7. frenzymando

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but was is a STEM class?
     
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    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
     
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    After receiving a phone call how fast does it take West Point to update your candidate portal and send the appointment letter?
     
  10. nigel

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    I think your question may be a little confusing, as it can be interpreted two ways...

    Did being a first generation help me get appointed to prep school instead of being rejected altogether?

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    Did it keep me from getting a direct appointment?

    Which is your meaning?

    While I of course have no idea, I will add that it couldn't have hurt you. Admissions committees at any school like first gen applicants.

    Congratulation on your appointment! Nicole
     
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    No i wouldn't think it would ever stop me from an appointment at all. I was just curious if maybe anyone thought it played a role. I dont really care either way i was just curious is all.
     
  12. hooah21

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    I already accepted the appointment.
     

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