Reapplying next year

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  1. Chuck20

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    Starting this thread for successful multi year applicant candidates to share their wisdom on the process at CGA for reapplying for the following year's class.
    Following is understood:
    • Make your first year college classes mirror those at the CGA so CGA can see how well you can do in college.
    • Application happens during regular admission as the first semester transcript is need as part of the application.

    Below is what I found on the USMA site and some of it will be relevant to CGA.

     
  2. Next Generation

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    DD and I were talking this morning, and with all the waiting our DSs and DDs have already done, they would actually be starting the reapplication process very soon! They will all be so much more experienced and targeted in the application process this time around.

    Question: If candidates were deemed worthy enough to make the waitlist this year, then they systematically go through their applications and strengthen each area, do well with their college classes, and show their commitment by applying a second time, do you think it is reasonable to feel confident that they would be highly qualified for a regular appointment next year? Or is that being too confident?
     
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    I would say it is more likely with the understanding that there is still no guarantee.
    This year the AO informed us that around 40 multi year applicants got accepted. I believe the number is so high due to the fact the class size is around 300. Since only 196 got early appointments, that left the AO with over a 100 slots for RA. Those 100 slots were filled with CGAS from last year, RA, waitlisters, foreign cadets and the multi year applicants.
    So the amount of multi year applicants accepted is dependent on the quality of all the others applying and the class size.
    Next year 2021 will probably be another class in excess of 250 due to the desired 1000 cadets on campus so that will work in favor of the multi year applicant however if the class size shrinks or everybody who got TWE / waitlisted reapplies, not everybody is going to get in.

    Don't let what is written here dissuade the DD/DS, from reapplying but instead use it is a catalyst for them to make their new application stronger than ever.
     
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    My son was in this exact position, many moons ago.

    In short...yes. If you were worthy of a waitlist spot, AND you do well in 4/c like classes in your reapplication year, I think you have a really good shot at getting appointed next round.

    Fwiw, my son actually re-took the SAT, and started a new sport (did really well, and it was a recruitable, unique sport (crew), and continued building his overall application. Improvements across the board are what we think made him very desirable in round two.

    Btw...my son was a CGA or bust applicant in round one. No other applications--crazy, I know. But he did just fine attending a Junior College, and reapplying. Just a unique perspective...just do well wherever you go.

    Good luck!
     
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