Help being a legacy?

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  1. billyb

    billyb Member

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    Does it help my child during the application process if I graduated from WP?

    I know some colleges give extra "points" for being a legacy, but I am not sure if that is the case with WP.

    Anyone have insight?
     
  2. coffeecup3

    coffeecup3 Member

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    I have no clue but I can say that on the application it does ask if any of your parents or siblings went to an academy. If it does help, I think it is probably trivial.
     
  3. Maximus

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    It helps big time, you definitely have a leg up on the competition.
    I believe the explanation I was given about this was: If the parents finished an academy or had Military experience, their children would naturally have similar commitment levels and understand the military lifestyle.
     
  4. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Are you currently serving or retired from the military? There is a special nomination that your child is eligible for if you are.
     
  5. billyb

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    I am neither retired nor currently active. My father was a retired colonel and I secured a Presidential nomination to get to WP. I believe I was eligible for that due to his military status.
     
  6. goblacknights

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    I have a similar question to this. My family has graduated 17 I believe spanning 7 generations since 1825. Would this legacy help me or have no effect on my application?
     

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