First congratulations - it was a long road to get to this point. But there is something you have to keep in front of you now, at all times. Being offered admission means you likely are in a social setting at your school with other high achievers - many of your friends are off to great colleges. For those attending these colleges and in this final term of high school, most are now experiencing a massive release of pressure. They are final term seniors in high school with their college already decided upon and they have been admitted. For them, high school is basically over and school work now is only per functionary. You also do not have the pressure to maintain the superb grades you achieved to gain admission to West Point - but you do not have the leeway that your friends now enjoy. You cannot have your grades slip. But there is another issue of great importance. As the pressure comes off, your friends will party. The drinking law in all states is 21. All states have severe laws now for DUI. All states have laws for under age UIs in a car with someone committing a DUI. Arranging a party has serious laws if drinking occurs, especially if some attend who are sophomores and juniors in high school. All seniors that I have known feel strongly they have a razor sharp understanding of the police in their community. But always they don't have a clue as to the intent and methods of the local police. And almost all of your friends will drink underage. It is almost a given. This will result invariably with some of your friends or a friend arrested. But to them this will not be catastrophe for they will likely go on as planned to the college of their choice. Your friends who run into such problems will be upset and cause great problems to themselves, it will be a problem, but life will go on for them as planned. So almost al your friends will weigh the risk and see no serious risk or harm with the beers and drinking that will occur - and I am not even discussing the binge drinking for you are by definition with a a group of friends who are terrific people. But now you do not have the ability to survive any of the above. You now cannot risk any transgression and now must apply zero tolerance. In almost all cases above, if arrested - even for a misdemeanor - you stand the risk of or will have your offer of admission to West Point withdrawn. Know that. Your admission to West Point is now your most valuable possession and should be defended at all costs. By accepting admission, or if you likely will accept admission, you have already made a serious choice which has made you distinct from your friends in terms of the zero tolerance you are now under versus almost all of your friends new found freedom and intense relief from the pressure of school. This is a very tough row to hoe now for you as your friends are not at all under the same pressure, and an intense desire to bond and finish the year in traditional fellowship will build. Defend your admission status.