home visit during WP application

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  1. permom

    permom Member

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    During the application process to West Point, does a team of interviewers come to the applicant's private home? Someone told me that they thought that was the case, but I have not seen anything about it on any posts. Thanks so much.
     
  2. USMAalltheway

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    No. But are you talking about interviews with MOC's for West Point?
     
  3. mmb5

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    In my son's case,team did come to house. They wanted to meet parents (careful assessment in questions of where motivation was coming from) although we made sure to absent ourselves for much of it.
     
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    Wow, thats crazy. I've never heard of such a thing. If you dont mind, do you know some of the questions they asked?

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  5. mom3boys

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    Was this the MALO officer?
     
  6. America's Finest

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    I have never heard of this either.
     
  7. dohdean

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    My daughter was also interviewed at home by her liaison officer for West Point -- not by a team of people, just by the liaison. My husband and I were asked to be present for at least part of the interview so that the officer could answer any questions that we had about West Point and the application process. The interviewer also used this as an opportunity to ask questions about our daughter's motivation for attending a service academy -- by the time of that interview my daughter had attended the Summer Seminars at both West Point and Air Force -- so the motivation questions were pretty limited as it was clear that she wanted to attend an academy; that we weren't pushing her to attend. The officer stayed in touch with our daughter and me (to the extent that I wanted to have contact with her) and she proved to be a tremendous advocate for our daughter. In similar fashion, her ALO for Air Force met with her several times at a location near our house and I was invited/welcome to attend each meeting, if I wanted. The ALO stayed in touch with both my daughter and me throughout the application process and was always available to answer questions, etc. In the end, my daughter received Nominations and Appointments to both Air Force and West Point -- she chose Air Force, which had been her desire since elementary school. We still hear from the West Point officer and saw the Air Force ALO recently at an AFA football game. The home visit/personal touch may be a regional/state/or just personal difference in how officers handle their liaison duties. The Naval Blue and Gold officer for our region conducts interviews at his office, with a parent present, but does not (to my knowledge) stay in touch with the applicant/candidate after that office interview.
     
  8. Maximus

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    DS never had any request for a home visit by his MALO but they did do many phone interviews. I think it all has to do with location.

    It's also common in the USNA application process to have your Blue and Gold Officer stop by the house, or, wherever they would like to meet. DS's B&GO officer called him unexpectedly for a surprise visit and it was later explained that he wanted to see how he looked without preparation. It worked out well for DS as it was his uniform day at JROTC, and he just had his hair cut.
     
  9. vampsoul

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    I am interviewing with my MALO on Wednesday, but it is being conducted at his office.
     
  10. permom

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    Thank you so much. As usual, this forum is a great source of information!
     

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