Reapplication

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  1. Roxane

    Roxane Member

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    If one is considering reapplication, does the college really matter? I understand they should be 4 year institutions and classes should be rigorous, but large or small? local or flagship university? Will WP look more favorably on a reapplicant who is attending a larger (or more prestigious) school?
     
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    My son went to an instate school where he could do ROTC because he is going to be an officer regardless. He took the classes his rc suggested. He received his appointment in February.
     
  3. toso1

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    Would you mind providing what those classes were? Thank you.
     
  4. mom4boys

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    My DS is also a successful re-applicant. He took 20 hours each semester including ROTC, calculus, physics, engineering, honors English, etc. at a large state university. He earned a 3.25 GPA and generally worked his butt off. :). So glad he re-applied! His RC said 30-40% of each class has a year or more of college. Good luck to you, it can be done!
     
  5. Roxane

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    Thank you.:) I think I'm understanding both responses to say it doesn't really matter if it is a flagship university or small university as long as rigorous classes are taken. My DD is thinking that at a smaller state institution, she would have more opportunity to enter into a leadership position in a club or ROTC which USMA desires. However, a flagship university has generally higher rankings in national academics. DD has not received a TWE yet, but she is trying to solidify plan B.
     
  6. mom4boys

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    I would say her classes, grades, ROTC and leadership are more important than "status" of university but others on this forum may know more. My DS was at large state university in a different state from us but I wouldn't say it was a particularly "prestigious" one. Challenging and known for Engineering and very solid ROTC though.
     
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    Mine was instate at a college that also has a senior military college component (ROTC uniforms, dorms, etc). He took calc, chem, English comp, history, and 2 military science classes. Another benefit of doing ROTC will be one other source for a nom.
     
  8. mom4boys

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    My DS got the ROTC nom. It was a little dicey - "hi I'm here on scholarship and want to do well but please recommend me for West Point." They grilled him a bit to see why he was so determined but his PMS was an academy grad and gave him a really good evaluation and write-up. He ultimately was appointed on a senatorial nomination (we only know that because the senator notified him of his appointment) but having multiple nominations gave him more hope and better chances. Do well in ROTC and hope the cadre is understanding.
     
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    And I have to say that looking back an extra year was the best thing that could have happened to DS and me.
     
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    When you reapply do they roll over a lot of the data from your previous portal or do you need to submit everything all over again? I've heard the DODMERB qualification is good for two years, and you do need a new nomination, but what about the CFA test, SAT/ACT scores, essays, HS transcript, etc?
     
  11. Roxane

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    I have heard that the Dodmerb is also good for 2 years. What I am aware of is that you need to contact your RC and inform of your decision to reapply and they will give you a new candidate number for next years class. Some things can stay the same like your essays, but I would encourage an update and a refreshed look. My personal opinion is I would want my college professors to provide feedback as opposed to high school staff, however, the sooner your file is complete the better. Your RC or FFR can help you with areas of improvement from this years file.
    This is just some information I have been made aware of from reading other posts as I have not had DD go thru the process yet.
     
  12. mom4boys

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    DS was required to get college professors' assessments. DODMERB was the previous year's. His candidate number and essays were the same. Had to get new nominations. New CFA. Submit grades and transcripts, and employer evaluations. He contacted his RC after R-day for his unsuccessful year and he told DS what to focus on and his to make his packet stronger for this year - and he was successful this year.
     
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    My DS's experience was just like that. He touched up his essays and then focused on getting to know college professors sothe would know him well enough to write something. He didn't ask pms for nom til January, as he wanted a chance for him to know him as well. He worked with RC and followed every suggestion to show he meant business. DS had a strong SAT, but took it again because RC suggested. He finished his entire file by October. Early is imperative! All the best to you!
     

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