West Point Application Complete, now what?

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  1. sjbd94

    sjbd94 Member

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    I finally got all my red X's to the green checks so my application is complete. I was just wondering what I need to do now? I have sent off all my nomination packets and have already been medically qualified by DoDMERB. So any advice will be appreciated. Also is there an interview for West Point like with the ALO of the air force academy because i dont see it on the application and have not been contacted. Thanks in advance for any information.
     
  2. kbaek

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    All you can do now is wait. You still have to wait for the nominating source and once you get the nomination then the packet will be complete and sent to the admissions committee.

    There is an interview for West Point, but if it's like my interview, then all it is is just a basic runthrough of the application process and what is needed for the application. I'm not sure if it is required though, you should try contacting your MALO / State Coordinator. Their information is in your candidate portal.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    Interview is not required for an appointment. However, it could help you or hurt you. As a FFR, I probably have done close to 100 interviews, fortunately I was not forced a submit an interview recommending a candidate for don't admit so far. My understanding is the admissions committee looks closely at the interview for an applicant that could go either way.

    My advice is to ask for an interview.
     
  4. 9294hockeymom

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    How did you manage to get your DoD physical done? I was told that you couldn't be scheduled for that until everything was green--which is frustrating because as a transfer student, you have to have first semester college grades which aren't out until late December.
     
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    I personally finished my dodmerb exams in early July. That was long before I even sent in my transcripts.
     
  6. debcst

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    You might have gotten some bad information there... I would recommend having your student call his/her Regional Commander at West Point to clarify this point. We were encouraged to start the DODMERB process shortly after the application opened in July. This was helpful as a waiver was required and the process took months.
     
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    I just finished like a week ago with my portal too. And my congressman doesn't interview candidates till December. My local liaison officer said I just have to wait as I need a nomination to be offered an appointment and he said those will probably be handed out late January. I am so anxious though.
     
  8. MI4980

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    I believe you have been misguided as well; I was able to complete my medical evaluation long before the completion of my application. In fact, I got it done as soon as I finished my candidate kit and received the dodmets package in the mail.

    As for the WEST POINT INTERVIEW, not the nomination interview, I am not sure whether that is mandatory or not, but from what I've read from the posts above, perhaps they are optional. When I sent in my nomination applications, I received a form letter from one of my senators advising me to schedule an interview with the academy. I promptly emailed my regional liaison, and he was happy to find an admissions office worker near my location to meet with me.

    It should be noted, however, that when I was at the interview, my interviewer began by reading me some legal codes and explained to me that the Academy, as a federal institution, had the right to interview me, regardless of whether I wanted an interview. I wasn't sure what to make of that since I had personally schedule the interview, but there you have it.
     

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