Possible to be accepted then take a "gap year"?

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  1. Glenn.Price@ywamtyler.org

    Glenn.Price@ywamtyler.org New Member

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    It is quite common in Europe to take one year off after high school to do foreign service before entering college. It is not so common here in the USA. My oldest son, who attended Texas A&M, took one year off after high school to do foreign service before starting college. Does anyone know if this is possible with respect to USMA? If you receive a formal appointment to attend, can you request a one year deferment and attend one year later? Under what conditions? Or would you have to redo the complete application process?
     
  2. Maximus

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    While I don't have concrete facts, I'm going to say no just because of the nomination process alone.
     
  3. djfrro

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    I think the only way that would be possible is if it is for a medical reason, and then it would be iffy if he had not showed up for R day
     
  4. usafacademy4

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    I beg to differ! I had a friend go to USMA and he took off after his plebe year to do his mission for his religion. He came back one or two years after as a sophomore! I believe he did have to go through the application process again but he basically had a definite spot since he was already a cadet there. But, just to be safe, call admissions or whoever and ask them about full details of what to do! Hope that helped!:thumb:
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    ^That is different than applying and asking for a year off before attending. Yes, he would have had to apply for a nomination again. Generally a cadet in good standing who separates voluntarily is re-admitted.

    IMO, application should not be made unless you intend to attend the following year. If a gap year is desired, take the gap year and apply during that year for the following. It won't hurt to apply a year after high school.
     
  6. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    lol

    You'd have to apply all over again. USMA doesn't really work like that.
     

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