West Point SLS

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  1. Snapshot

    Snapshot New Member

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    When is the earliest you can start the application procces for SLS, and can someone tell me in their own words all of the steps for the application. I have already done research but I would just like to recieve information from others. Thank you for your time.:smile:

    P.S. I am currently a Junior.
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Last year, the earliest you could start your SLS application was December 15th.

    You will fill-in a form with information such as your name, date of birth, SSN, address, school you attend... Also, you will put in your PSAT/SAT/ACT scores and some athletic participation information (Varsity Letters, Captainship) and other Extracurricular Activities (including Class President, Student Body Officer, Boy/Girl Scout...). That's the pre-candidate questionnaire.

    After filling that in, you will be able to "apply for SLS". You will get to order which workshops you wish to attend (basic introductory classes in a given subject - I personally recommend Civil and Mechanical Engineering Workshop). For SLS 2011, we got to attend 3 workshops (normally the highest in order. I haven't heard of anyone who did not get their 3 prefered classes) out of the 15 available.

    You will get a letter notifying you have been accepted. You will have to fill-in a few papers (such as a Power of Attorney letter if I recall correctly, and a Medical Form).

    PRACTICE FOR THE CFA! You will get a chance to take it in SLS. There is no reason why not do it and pass it.

    http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f11...-improve-your-physical-aptitude-army-way.html

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=16792
    (DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE BASKETBALL THROW!)


    And hey, when you get there, make sure you enjoy it :thumb: A lot of people call it "the best week of their lives".
     
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  3. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Do electrical engineering!
     
  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    What did you guys do in it?
     
  5. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    EE, Leadership and Ethics, Civ+MechE
     
  6. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I mean, what did you do in EE?

    EDIT: Oh, haha!
     
  7. Pellets007

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    Make sure to do physics. We did a lot of neat things there.
     

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