Transferring into West Point questions

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  1. zZ Cory

    zZ Cory New Member

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    With my current credentials, I realistically know I cannot be accepted into West Point. However, I was wondering if I could go to a college around me and transfer into West Point, implying that I keep my grades high enough etc. I would attend University of Fairbanks Alaska and either spend one or two years there then apply to West Point. Should I spend one or two years there( at UAF)?

    Current credentials:
    Senior in highschool
    3.38 Gpa weighted, I plan on improving to a 3.5 after this year
    2 years Jv football 1 year variety
    2 years Jv wrestling, 2 yars varsity and I am currently captain of the team this year.
    Less than 20hours of community Service documented.
    4 years in JROTC program and I currently hold a NCO staff position
    First time taking SAT score was 1490- reading 470 math 550 reading 470
    Did not get to take the Dec 1st SAT due to a transaction issue but I am planning on taking it Jan26 and I know I will do better on it.
    I am also planning on applying for an Arotc scholarship this year.

    My plan:
    Attend UAF and obtain the highest GPA I can muster( 3.7+?)
    Get 100+ community service hours.
    I plan on majoring in electical engineering.
    Take classes similiar to the West Point for curriculum like Calculus etc.
    Any other ideas that would boost my chances of Getty accepted into West Point? I will also stay in tip top shape.

    I also know that credits from other colleges do not transfer into West Point.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    You can't transfer into West Point, you can however re-apply while you are in your first year of college. Others will explain everything regarding West Point.

    I did notice you mentioned that you are going to apply for the AROTC Scholarship. Does that mean you have already submitted your application? If you haven't and are still planning to apply you had better get moving, the deadline is fast approaching. With most colleges going on break mid December it is going to tough to get your interview completed. You need to have everything turned in, interview complete, and be board ready by Jan. 10th. Most schools don't even start up again until after that date so you will need your interview soon, before the schools go out on break which is in a bout 2 weeks.

    Again, if you have already submitted your application then disregard the above.
     
  3. dunninla

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    ^ you can complete the Interview after 10 Jan.
     
  4. Jwmiller6

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    Hello zZ Cory,

    As Jcleppe said, you cannot "transfer" to West Point. You will have to reapply. If you get accepted, you will start as a plebe (freshman). You will have to take all of West Point's core classes (you can validate classes, but that's another subject). So, no, your credits will not transfer.

    However, even if you reapply with a 4.0 GPA, your SAT scores will still need to be increased. Make sure you take it on Jan 26 (I will be taking my third SAT on this date).

    Also, are you and your family stationed at Ft. Wainwright? I wonder because I am currently a service academy/ROTC scholarship applicant from Fairbanks, AK.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    My mistake, the deadline is Dec. 26th not Jan. 10th. I was referring to the second board deadline.
     
  6. time2

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    Does UAF have an ROTC program? Is your goal to become an officier in the military or to be able to say you graduated from WP?
     
  7. Jwmiller6

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    Yes, it does.
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    To add to what everyone else has said...
    1. If UAF has a ROTC program, enroll in it even if you don't get the scholarship.
    2. Re-apply to WP each year. Let your acceptance to WP drive how long you are at UAF.
    3. Get those SAT scores up. Retake the tests as many times as necessary until you are satisfied with your scores. If you haven't tried the ACT yet, take that. Some folks do better on one than the other.
     

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