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  1. Acadhopeful

    Acadhopeful New Member

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    Does anyone know how many appointments West Point has sent out? Or maybe how many people have accepted? Or how many more slots are left?


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  2. Jayceguy

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    A little over a week ago they said 495, but no update since then that I'm aware of.

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  3. My3Sons2017

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    Last night the WP Director of Admissions spoke at a Founder's Day dinner. It was reported that the Class of 2018 had over 16,000 applications and to date approximately 1,000 appointments had been offered. Only 27 have been declined at this time. Best of luck to those still waiting.
     
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    So pretty much they have sent out all the available slots?


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    That means there should be 300-400 left to send. Once you deduct the prepsters (200) that leaves 100-200 offers to fill other vacancies. Figure 25-50 are for vacancies held up by medical waivers, and probably another 20-50 were for candidates that finished their files late and are still going through the qualification and admissions committee review but were definitely vacancy winners (principal nominees and clear competitive front runners). So yes, the class may be full if you aren't in one of those three groups...or there may be some more room left yet depending on who has been offered in each nomination category, who doesn't get qualified, and who declines.

    It always gets interesting down the stretch...as the acceptance deadline approaches, you'll see more declinations. Some of them are figured by a historical acceptance rate of around 88-90% (ie, if 1000 offers have gone out, at least 100 should decline, meaning there are still 73 sitting on the fence holding onto a spot for 2018 who will ultimately decline). This is where we start seeing ones and twos for appointments in the later weeks from the mid-April decision/medical waiver deadline leading up until R-Day. Hence, needing to make +/- 1375 offers to fill a class of 1250.
     
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    So pretty much if you have not heard anything by now you are in the last 150 slots and have a slim chance of getting in?


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  7. My3Sons2017

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    Never give up

    I wouldn't give up hope for an offer of appointment! As 845 stated, there are still offers out there that will be declined and thus additional offers tendered. Not all offers have been made and not all files have been qualified. Admissions is STILL meeting every Tuesday until the class is filled and it is NOT full. Even the most qualified candidate should have a plan B and C in place. Best of luck to all applicants waiting!
     

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