USMA Preparations

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  1. Rhiwalton

    Rhiwalton Member

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    I have great aspirations to attend the United States Military Academy and have had them since I was younger. I'm about to enter into my freshman year of high school and I need to know what they look for in their selection process, I've read every West Point book and watched every national geographic on West Point, and I know that you need a good GPA, great class rank, good standardized test scores, signs to show leadership and physical demands, but I go to a small school and we don't have JROTC, we don't have captains of our sport teams, the only thing we do have would be student council to be a president I know would stand out but most kids in my grade are ignorant and pick the class clowns or the dumb ones. This has been a life long dream and I'm starting to think its not gonna happen. I plan on doing community service because really that's all there is to do that I can think of, are there any other things I could do to stand out, or things that would put me on top?
     
  2. Ted75

    Ted75 Banned

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    Read...

    Did you start here? => http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/a-lot-of-admissions-information.26838/

    http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR700/RR723/RAND_RR723.pdf


    ...Watch...







    ...Attend...

    https://extranet.dean.usma.edu/admissions/Pages/default.aspx


    "are there any other things I could do to stand out, or things that would put me on top?"
    • If they don't assign captains, then how about All-League and/or MVP award?
    • Boys or Girls (in your case) State.
    • Scouting - Gold Award (Eagle - Boys).
    • Class President or other council member - In your case, if it's a "popularity contest," try a VP or staff/officer position (ie. treasurer, sergeant-at-arms, etc)
    • Leading/managing a school club or event (ie. Editor in Chief for newspaper or yearbook
    You want real specifics on what rates/ranks highly?...See page 10 of the RAND_RR723.pdf file I linked above...
     
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  3. Rhiwalton

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    Ok thank you I will start there!
     

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