Twin Brothers Now Applying

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by liblady, May 13, 2009.

  1. liblady

    liblady New Member

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    My eldest son is USMA 2012. Now his younger twin brothers are considering applying as well; they are currently in their junior year. Both are varsity athletes, have strong leadership activities, and good students (3.4 average gpa with AP courses). One twin has already been in contact with a varsity coach.

    I realize that every candidate is accepted on his own merit. I'm wondering if the academy favors having several family members attend? I realize each twin would need a nomination; how would that play out in a district that has several SA applicants?

    Are there any parents of twins or multiples out there who could give me some advice on both the twin application process as well as the "twin experience" at USMA?

    Thanks for any help provided.
     
  2. Maximus

    Maximus Member

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    From my observations, twins, while obviously not common, are there as we speak. There are also many multiple family members there also.
    Good luck with your applications, your house will be busy for a while! lol
     
  3. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    Cool. :thumb:

    Yeah the only difficult part would be getting the nominations for each of them. They should both apply for every nomination they qualify for, and hope they get nominated by more than one source. Otherwise they could wind up competing against each other for the same slot.

    My other piece of advice (don't force them to do this, let it be their own decision) is to have them apply for the other service academies and the ROTC programs as well. This will maximize their chances of getting into at least one program, even if it may not be their first choice.

    Don't forget to have Plan B colleges lined up if the academies fall through and remind them that the Academies love 2nd time applicants who have gone through a year of "regular" college and show that they have great motivation and desire to come to the Academy. These applicants have a better chance of making it, because the Academy is trying to invest its money in the cadets that it knows will stay for the full four years. They don't want to waste their money on a person who is just going to drop out at some point. This also wastes a spot for someone else who would have stayed for the full four years.

    Tell your twins good luck with their applications and to never lose sight of the goals they set for themselves.
     

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