My Chances of getting into West Point or the Prep School

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  1. adesa1996

    adesa1996 Member

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    I have been wanting to go to WP or the Prep school for a long time now and i was just wondering if anyone could tell me if I have a chance or not.

    Military School on the East Coast

    Academics:
    3.3 GPA (I know its a little low)

    Top Quarter of my class

    27 on the ACT


    Sports:
    1 Year of JV Baseball w/ letter

    2 Years of Varsity Baseball w/ 1 letter

    2 Years of Equestrian w/ 2 letters and Team Captain


    Leadership:
    Attendee of Boy's State

    Attendee of Norwich University FLC

    Attendee of West Point SLS

    Cadet Officer at my military school


    Extra- Curriculars:

    JROTC- 3 Years

    Member of Photography Club

    Member of Yearbook Club

    100+ Hours of Community Service
     
  2. tug_boat

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    USMAPS

    It is difficult for anyone here to give you absolute answers to your questions. Due to the fact WP admissions uses their formulas. Historically, USMAPS admission is used to strengthen academic skills for candidate that WP can benefit. For example a recruited athlete, who needs his study or standardized test scores increased or an active duty who has been away from the academic world and needs to hone their study skills. MAPS class is commonly less than 200 students and even they are not guaranteed an appointment after completion.

    My personal opinion, solidify Plan B and C. I know this is not what you want to hear. Others can chime in on the subject.


    Good Luck, really!

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. adesa1996

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    You might also consider ROTC as a Plan B, you can apply for the AROTC Scholarship as well as USMA.
     
  5. tug_boat

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    Plan B

    If USMA is truly where your heart belongs, think about this. Have you taken a look at attending a prep school? There are two types of students who enroll in these schools. One, students who are not sponsored by an academy, called “Free Agents.” Free agents fund their own tuition and/or find out side scholarships. Two, “Sponsored” students, they have been recognized by a service academy and offered a scholarship. The students are all in the same situation, they have a strong desire to attend a service academy, but their test scores may be low. This can be an excellent way to prepare for next year.

    Do some research on New Mexico Military Institute, Marion Military Institute, Northwestern Prep School, Crestline, CA to name a few. They are all different.


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  6. adesa1996

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    Yep a AROTC scholarship is my back up plan
     
  7. buff81

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    You have to be academically DQ'd to go to USMAPS and your ACT score does not DQ you.

    Do you have a nom?
     
  8. adesa1996

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    Yes I do I have a nomination from my state senator and congresswoman
     
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    Do you know what kind of noms you have?
    Competitive? P-nom?
     
  10. adesa1996

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    No, I do not know exactly but I think it is principle or competitive for both
     
  11. buff81

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    What I'm trying to get at here is if you have a principle nom or are #1 on a competitive slate AND are 3Q'd, then you will get the appointment.
    If not, then you will go on the NWL (if you are 3Q'd) and compete for an appointment from there.

    I know that really doesn't answer your question, but noone here can answer your question.

    It won't be too much longer before you will have the answer to your question. :thumb:
     
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    When you say #1 on a competitive slate what do you mean
     
  13. adesa1996

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    o never mind I got it
     

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