Wanted: Feedback from Candidates and Appointees

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by buff81, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

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    I stumbled upon this 3-part series with the Director Of Admissions at West Point.
    I'm thinking about making it a sticky.
    Wanted some feedback from those going through the process (candidates) or who have just gone through the process (appointees/waiting to hear).
    Candidates - do you find this information helpful or valuable as you prepare to apply?
    Appointees and those waiting hear - do you wish you had seen this before you applied?
    Any and all opinions welcomed!

    Thanks y'all!

    The College Admissions Process at West Point:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StudyPointVideo#p/u/2/xrtPLrs6uWg

    Campus Tours and Summer Programs at West Point:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StudyPointVideo#p/u/3/jdVSyl6-C8M

    West Point Admissions: An Insider's Look:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StudyPointVideo#p/u/1/JHcuTm_KoPE
     
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  2. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I say make it a sticky. These are really good videos, especially for someone who is at the point where they said 'west point, that sounds neat'. Very good to introduce the concept of the Military Academy.
     
  3. RLTW

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    Sticky Worthy

    As a parent, definitely sticky worthy.
    :thumb:
     
  4. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    As a junior now, I think these videos were very helpful. I think they would be ideal for Sophomores and maybe Freshmen. I think the adice covered every aspect and I liked her personal inputs.

    I didn't agree with the beginning of the third video. I think if someone who had no idea about West Point would think that its a free ride. I thought she should have mentioned the service obligations more in my opinion.
     
  5. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Sticky Worthy

    Most definitely stick worthy.
     
  6. NMMI PREP DIRECTOR

    NMMI PREP DIRECTOR Member

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    Absolutely beneficial!

    The only thing I don't like is the YouTube format. Unless someone has a super fast connection, the "stop-go" aspect is very irritating. I'm going to see if someone in our IT shop can put these on a DVD. If so, I will share with our high school guidance counselors here and use it for my own presentations. Thank you very much for bringing these videos to my attention. Great stuff!!!!!!
     
  7. freedomtruck

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    If only these videos were posted a year earlier. :smile:

    Great post.
     
  8. TheDukeOfEarl

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    Agree with all who say make these a sticky. Found it very informative, a good augmentation to all the other good info here.
     
  9. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

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    Bumping this as it may be helpful to you 2017 candidates out there.

    Will be adding it to the 'A Lot of Admissions Information' sticky for future reference. :thumb:
     

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