WP Day Visit

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  1. PAWestPoint96

    PAWestPoint96 Member

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    Hi all,
    So I have a day visit to USMA scheduled for this Tuesday and was wondering if anyone had any tips or useful info to make a good impression. It's only a day visit being that I haven't received an LOE or LOA, but I'm hoping that I'll have a better understanding of where my file stacks after the visit. Are there any others that have only done day visits and found them to be useful? Also any insight on what the visit will entail and what to expect will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. usmawebb

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    When I did a day visit, I followed a cadet around for the day. I went to class with him and sat with him for lunch in Washington Hall with all the other cadets and went to one more class after that. He also took me to his dorm to show me what it looked like. To make the most out of your visit, ask questions. Unless you are meeting your RC (I was unable to), you shouldn't have to worry about making a "good impression". I don't think that whether you visit or not impacts your file, so just enjoy the day with the cadet.
     
  3. PAWestPoint96

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    Thanks usmawebb! I've talked with my RC and I'm pretty sure that he's going to have time to meet with me, so I guess that's where my good impression will have to be made!
     
  4. My3Sons2017

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    PAWestPoint96, by all means meet with your RC if he is available. Don't be timid to ask where you stand in the appointment process. Suggested dress would be slacks and a button down shirt (tie not necessary). Make sure your hair is neatly trimmed and clean shaven...I know this seems like a no brainer, but you might be surprised. Like the previous poster suggested ask questions, clear up anything in your mind that might be unclear. It is also perfectly fine to ask questions while in class with your cadet host. Lastly, take everything you hear from a Plebe with a grain of salt. All plebes will tell you, "You really don't want to go here"! Have FUN and best of luck to you!
     
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    Your RC will be able to tell you where you stand, and what type of information could improve your file and standing in NWL. Ask him for that information - what type of information would improve your standing. He will appreciate your understanding of where you are. And if he says this year doesn't look great - ask him what you need to do in a reapplication to improve your rank in your district/state.
     
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    overnight visit

    Is there any tips/things that I should do for an overnight visit?

    P.s. Any advice for a west-coaster who has never been to NYC and will be spending a weekend there?
     
  7. topnotch

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    Overnight Visit

    Like any other major city in US the more $ you have to spend the better the chances r u will have a good time
     
  8. BoLwife

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    I have to respectfully disagree and say that like some other big cities (DC comes to mind) there's a lot to see in NYC that doesn't cost a dime. It's wonderful to walk around and see sites that you may have only seen on TV -- Rockefeller Plaza, the Empire State Bldg, the big department stores, Times Square, Grand Central. Granted, it isn't the loveliest or warmest time to be in NYC, but still. If you take the Staten Island Ferry, you'll get (for free) the best view of the Manhattan skyline, and even a view of the Statue of Liberty. Ground Zero is also free, if I'm remembering correctly, although you do have to reserve tickets ahead of time online. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is extraordinary. Contrary to what some people believe, the $25 admission price is only a "suggested donation." They will still let you in if you only paid $1. Of course, I'd recommend paying what you can, as donations keep the wonderful museum going, but you definitely don't have to pay $25. All that to say, you can have a wonderful time there without spending tons of money. Plan for restaurants to be more expensive than what you're probably used to, though.
     
  9. kinnem

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    And with respect to eating, I'd recommend China town and Little Italy. Areas that are worth a brief visit. If you've been to China town in San Francisco, don't bother... it wont measure up.
     
  10. lotsofqs

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    Food trucks ruly in NYC

    Great food, at affordable prices, can be found at the numerous food trucks. Look for the truck with the longest line! And there are so many small restaurants that are not very expensive. Enjoy!
     

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