reapplying options

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  1. militarygirl

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    It's my dream to attend USMA but I'm on the wait list. I expect to redo my CFA to up my chances but since I was rejected from USCGA I don't think my chances were as high as I originally thought. I expect to reapply to USMA if I'm not excepted but I don't know how to go about that. Joining ROTC doesn't seem like to great of an option because of the limited amount of spaces open. I've heard a little about going through civil preparatory school but I don't know how that works to well. Someone said enlisting is the best option and reapplying then...
     
  2. bmw17

    bmw17 NWP 2012

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    NWP

    There is always hope to get into USMAPS. Also, there are other prep schools that prepare students for the Academies. I went to Northwestern Preparatory School last semester and it was a great experience. The Durbecks are beyond helpful and they know how to get people into the Academies! I would recommend checking out the NWP website and/or calling Mrs. Durbeck if you have more questions!
     
  3. kinnem

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    One of the sticky threads at the top have some information on reapplying. You'll need to root it out though.
     
  4. USMA2020

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    How would that work?

    Ashleigh
     
  5. dcarmy17

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    how do you know you are on the waiting list already?
     
  6. tug_boat

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    Prep Schools

    There are two types of students who attend the Prep Schools,- MMI, NMMI, NWP, ect. Free Agents and sponsered students. The free agents are paying their own way to attend and the sponsered students have received a scholarship from a SA.

    The SA all offer scholarships to outstanding students in areas of athletics or scholar/leaders. For example, the USAFA offers 50 to 60, depending on the year, Falcon Scholarship awards that are worth about $6000 to attend a Prep school of their choice or schools that may be outlined, outside of USAFAPS programs. USMA has similar programs offered to carefully selected students who show promise but may score too high for USMAPS. The Associates Of Graduates, AOG, selects promising students that have been recommended by WP admissions. Again, depending on the year 40 to 50 scholarships are awarded with a worth of $3000. There is also Civil Preparatory Scholarship that is very selective. These scholarships general are worth $3000 and the school that is selected mirrors the scholarship. The remaining amount is usually paid by the student or can apply for other scholarships to cover the remaining costs. Generally the Civil Scholarships are given to the school that makes contact to the student to see if they are interested in taking advantage of the offer or the student has list to make a choice. Generally the student needs to polish up his ACT/SAT scores a few points.

    The Prep Schools are all different and all are execellent. It depends on which you feel more comfortable with. Now is the time to check them out.

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  7. tug_boat

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    Follow up

    New Mexico Military Institute, Marion Military Institute, Greystone etc. . are two semester or year round Prep Schools. They are a military type program that is part of a Community College or NMMI is a high school with a post high school program. They are all excellent.
    Northwestern Prep School in Crestline, CA is just one semester in the fall and not a military style school. The second semester the student must enroll in either a four year or a Community College and take college level courses that are similar to your Plebe year. For example Calculus, Chem w/ Lab, English etc. Or 16 to 18 units.
    To the best of my knowledge, none of the prep school credits transfer. With the exception of NWP second semester at a CC. However, the increase in your ACT/SAT scores, study skills are well worth the effort and you are better prepared for success in a SA or college.
    If you enlist, and I’m discouraging you from service to our country, you will have a boss that will either support you or not.

    Best of Luck to you, really.

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  8. ArmyStrong7

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    Anyone can join ROTC at anytime. There are just limited tuition/room and board waivers and scholarships. I think that you should at least check them out and ask if they have anymore waivers left.
     
  9. militarygirl

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    they sent me a letter saying so
     
  10. militarygirl

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    I've decided to self prep if I don't get in straight out of high school, through USMAPS or sponsored through prep. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  11. dcarmy17

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    Oh okay! I still have not gotten anything regarding that.
     
  12. USMA2020

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    When would this be?

    Ashleigh
     
  13. Serve1

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    Can you post your letter?
     
  14. Jwmiller6

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    Are you sure it wasn't a qualified letter? This letter would state that you are on the NWL, but it doesn't mean that you're only on the list (if that makes sense).
     
  15. tug_boat

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    Letter

    “ We have received all your application information and the Admissions Committee has qualified your file. West Point has eliminated rolling admissions for this cycle. As such, all qualified applicants are placed on a National Waiting List until appointments are made. Most appointments will be tendered between 26 February and 1 May 2013.

    You have demonstrated strong initiative and diligence in completing your file. Although qualified, you are still competing for admissions and should continue to update your record with significant achievements in academic, leadership, and extracurricular and athletic activities. Do not forget to include standardized test scores or updated transcripts from your most recently completed academic semester. We will continue to add achievements to your file through the end of February 2013.

    Although most offers of admission will be tendered before 1 May 2013, final selection from the waiting list may be made only a few days before the class enters.

    Thank you for your continuing interest in West Point. Go Army!”


    DS also received a very nice email from RC to follow up. DS is cautiously optimistic about the positive email.




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  16. jwizzle11

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    as of now everyone who got the qualified letter is on the waiting list until they start sending out appointments
     
  17. Pkirk618

    Pkirk618 Retired Army

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    U sound discouraged due to not making it into the other academy---to me it sounds like an option is still on the table.

    Unless you're specifically told otherwise, everyone is on the NWL as of now with the exclusion of RA this year. Is there something that you feel is keeping u from competing with everyone else? ACT scores perhaps?
     

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