Unusual Admissions Question

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Edward A, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Edward A

    Edward A Member

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    Hello everyone,

    This is an unusual question. If hypothetically, someone was offered an appointment to the USMA, but they felt they needed more physical or academic preparation, could they speak to admissions about going to the prep school instead? Any input is appreciated. Have a blessed day.
     
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Well Edward, I can only guess that the admissions folk at USMA or any SA know just about what a cadet or plebe is capable of. I suspect a crisis in confidence, which Beast Barracks will cure in short order.
     
  3. kl3661

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    You could certainly try, although as fencersmother said, you wouldn't have that appoiment if the admissions thought that you weren't prepared for USMA

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  4. 845something

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    @Edward A You can't just turn your appointment into a prep school spot - prep is for those that are academically disqualified, and your file was qualified if you were offered direct admission (to include the physical fitness). Qualified means that you met at least the minimums that you need as a base to have a chance at success at West Point. What you do from there is up to you.

    What I can tell you is if you quit now, you may never get another chance at West Point. All else being equal, admissions is not likely to accept someone that they previously appointed who accepted and then rejected that offer without a good explanation. If they can't trust that you are going to fill that spot as demonstrated by your previous actions, that doesn't bode well for try number two. And if you are that borderline, then chances are good that someone will come along and beat you next time anyway.
     
  5. Dixieland

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    In another post, you mentioned you were active duty......why wouldn't you be ready physically?
     
  6. mom3boys

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    CBT will get you in shape physically. During AY, you will get opportunities to get as much additional academic help as you want/need. Trust the process.
     
  7. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    845 is correct: you don't just "decide" you're better off in the prep school. If USMA thought you belonged there, they'd have offered you prep, then you could apply next year. If they offered you an appointment and you turned it down, thank you, you're out.
     
  8. funnyesq

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    I suspect a lack of faith in your own abilities. This happens. Work on your muscles but ALSO work on your mental attitude which seems to need some improvement. CONFIDENCE!!! YOU CAN AND WILL DO THIS IF YOU WANT IT. Everyone has periods of self doubt...that is normal...but please DO NOT let it get the better of you. You will only regret it. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real. Emphasis on FALSE. You are making an "assumption" that you may not be able to handle CBT. If you can't, THEY will tell you. Until then, GET THAT POSITIVE I CAN AND WILL DO IT into your head. Life is meant to be lived so that you do NOT have regrets later. You were given a GREAT OPPORTUNITY....do NOT pass it up unless you truly do NOT want it.
     

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