Let's Do This Again

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by USMAalltheway, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. USMAalltheway

    USMAalltheway Member

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    Hey!
    So, I didn't get accepted to USMA this year. But I got an AROTC scholarship and I am just going to try for this class year. Does reapplying help you any? I don't know if the same holds for West Point, but my B&G Officer said that if you get great grades in college(like mostly A's) when taking hard beneficial courses, that they disregard your ACT/SAT scores. does anybody know if this is so for West Point as well? Thanks.

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  2. Dadandgrad

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    Congrats on your AROTC scholarship and kudos on your positive attitude! I recommend you find out from your MALO or Regional Commander what in your file needed improvement for next year. Taking a course schedule similar to what you'd see at USMA and doing well will certainly help you. The ACT/SAT scores still weigh heavily so if you need to study for them and retake. USMA does superscore so for example you can do well in math one ACT and take it again and do better in english and you'll get credit for the highest scores from each section. Someone who reapplies demonstrates a high level of resolve and motivation and this certainly can help your file but you need to also overcome any deficiencies that are pulling you down. Good luck!
     
  3. cjs

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    I am so sorry that you didn't get the appointment this year as I know how badly you wanted it. Can I ask how you know it's a definite?

    Good luck with ROTC and applying to West Point again. Major Tolman should be able to point you in the right direction.
     
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    I know several current cadets (including my son) who were admitted the second time around, they took the ACT's over and improved the scores.
     
  5. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Sorry to hear that - I cant help you out with what happens next but I wish you good luck when you re-apply next year!
     
  6. Tru3Flight91

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    I can certainly sympathize with you friend. I had to contact my admissions officer and ask him what my situation was, he told me that I'd been found fully qualified but placed on the NWL, and I quote:

    "Unfortunately, we will not be making any appointments off of the waiting list this year."

    I have a couple options that I can take. The most tempting option, and the one that will most likely get me into West Point for the Class of 2015 is the Civil Prep program sponsored by the Association of Graduates.

    I encourage you to take a look at this option, it's practically a guarantee as long as you succeed at one of the three participating Junior Military Colleges (Valley Forge Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute and Marion Military Institute).

    Ask your admissions officer, or whoever you're in contact with, about it. The reason I bring it up is because at this point the Class of 2014 is actually over sized (~1450) so they'll have to cut down the numbers they admit next year to stay within the legal limit of 4400 so they'll only admit between 1150-1200 instead of the usual 1300 making the standards that much higher.

    Source: My father, current Deputy Head of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering @ West Point

    As a side note I was one of about 14 people to apply at my high school, I was th only one that didn't get accepted or offered the prep school.
     

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