WCS Weight

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  1. CadetMoore

    CadetMoore Member

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    I'm sure by now about everyone knows the whole deal with the NWL and how it is mostly decided by WCS, besides a few exceptions regarding special circumstances. I am wondering if anyone out there knows which activities/positions are weighted higher when calculating WCS. I was lucky enough to get my Eagle Scout and be named team captain of Track&Field just about a week and a half before the app deadline. Will this boost my WCS as much as I think or will I pretty much stay where I am?
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I would think that those are the things that West Point is looking for. Make sure you send an update to your admissions officer quickly. They might need it verified, too.
     
  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I heard that being an Eagle Scout is a huge plus, but don't quote me on that.

    WCS is calculated with the following weights:
    30% SAT/ACT;
    30% Class Rank (weighted with school competitiveness and other academic information, I believe);
    10% Sport participation/leadership;
    10% Non-sport participation/leadership;
    10% School Official's Evaluations (SOEs) - the mandatory online "teacher recommendations";
    10% CFA.

    I'm not sure how MUCH does being an Eagle Scout weight... but, rumor has it, probably a lot.
     
  4. BigNick

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    Both Eagle Scout and Captain of a varsity team are significant and will give your WCS a good boost. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE BEEN ENTERED ON YOUR FILE - CALL THE REGIONAL RC TO CONFIRM. Do not worry about bothering him. It is important that he reconizes your name in a positive way.
     
  5. CadetMoore

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    Thanks guys! I called him today and left a message. I want to get the updates on file by tuesday because thats when the admissions board meets.
     
  6. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    i'd send an email too.
     

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