Something I can recall from SLS

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Exar Ganis, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Exar Ganis

    Exar Ganis Member

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    I remember the asst-dean of admissions mentioning something about the academy that I have a question about. If you get nominated and appointed to the academy, and decide NOT to accept that year, will they will hold a spot for you the following year? Did I hear that right?
     
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    Luigi59 Banned

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    :confused:

    What would be the reasoning for "holding a spot" for someone who has already declined to previous year?
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Many colleges will allow accepted students to defer their admissions - they do this for a variety of reasons.
    Whether the academies will do this - I am not privy to but it could happen in certain personal circumstances - illness in the family or other situations.

    I think if there is an extenuating circumstance you cannot accept your appointment then admissions will work with you - they still want you.
    You will have to get a nomination again - they don't carry over and update your application. Probably a new CFA but Dodmerb is good for two years.

    If you are asking them to "hold" a spot so you can try out another school - you probably are going to have to make a good case for that one.
     
  4. momoftwins

    momoftwins Founding Member

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    "Dodmerb is good for two years."

    Good thing, because it may take us that long to get through the process.:bang:
     
  5. c_odonnell

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    I received an appointment to West Point at the end of 2004 during my senior year of high school. I opted to go to Navy and it ended leaving because of academics but that is besides the point. I was talking to someone who encouraged me to reapply to WP so I looked into it. They still had my SAT scores, high school transcript, teacher recommendations, and activities record. It might be a case to case basis but all I needed was a new CFA and nomination.
     
  6. mom3boys

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    So are you going??
     
  7. c_odonnell

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    I have not heard back from admissions yet. I was renominated by a Senator from my state. In the mean time I joined the National Guard and if I do not get in this time around I will apply from there. If that does not work I will be perfectly happy earning my commission through a different source. I just want to serve when it comes down to it.
     
  8. Exar Ganis

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    ^ Wait, so you went to the Naval Academy, and decided to leave?
     
  9. c_odonnell

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    leave or have them make the decision for me, my friend.
     

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