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    Best majors at West Point to make money with

    As with any college, chosing a major should be consistent with the goal of college in the first place; securing an education and certification to further your professional career. Only those from extremely wealthy families, who never will really have to work for a living, have the luxury of...
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    Optional insurance

    Unless you, as a Cadet/mid, have prospective beneficiaries who won't be able to support themselves if you die, there is really no reason to purchase a term life policy. A term policy isnt supposed to be a consolation prize for survivors. It is a mechanism to provide security, and peace of mind...
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    What are my chances for admission at the moment?

    GPA is not the measuring stick; "class standing" is, in terms of that portion of the academic component. Athletics is certainly your Achilles heal. I would also work to make a high officer spot on student council, or NHS, if possible. And lastly, I wouldnt take your decent ACT score as "good...
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    USMA vs CGA

    Good deal, and congratulations. You as a parent will love West Point. No place better in the world (unless you are a Cadet, and then it is the worst place. LOL) in terms of beuty, geography and archetectual, history, and everything else. The place is just special. My wife and I have been...
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    USMA vs CGA

    Problem is, who has the insight , at 16-17 years old, to predict with accuracy your career? Academy candidates may be more mature than other kids (maybe not though), but they are still just kids. My son had the option of USMA, USNA, and USAFA. He would have been happy with any one of them and...
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    USMA vs CGA

    Both schools are abundantly excellent, and both are high ranking. If CGA left her with a great feeling, and she felt comfortable there, I bet she won't regret her decision to go there if she heads in that direction. West Point definitely has the wow factor when you visit, but there is a lot...
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    USMA vs CGA

    Awesome choices. My son is a Firstie at West Point, and when I ask if he would have gone to either usna or usafa (had appointment to both), he says no, but might have done CGA. A coast guard career would be very cool. My two cents would be that a 17-18 year old kid has absolutely no way of...
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    ACT Scores

    During Beast you will take tests, and you will get placed accordingly. Three basic options, and the vast majority are in the middle option.
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    ACT Scores

    Your math score isn't terrible, and the other scores are quite good. Do as many practice tests as possible, and go over the answers in the book closely. Make certain you understand the correct answer, and why it is correct. When you are doing the practice tests circle any questions you are...
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    How much does gpa matter if there's no class rank?

    Essentially, they will use your ACT score, and that will end up establishing the academic portion. You should be pretty solid with that fantasy ACT.
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    Accident at West Point

    Got a text from an unknown number last evening. Was my son saying he is safe. Was a huge relief, as he is in the same training as the cadet who died, and likely knows him/her fairly well. We had deducted that my son was in the field yesterday morning, and likely not amongst those involved...
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    Take a deep inhale. Going to be holding your breath for a while.
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    It used to. Back in "the day". Wonder whatever happened....
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    Nope, still doesn't ring a bell. But if you want to talk more about the last two years, I have perfect recollection; tremendous games! Surprised you didn't love Michie Stadium. It having been deemed one of the top football game venues in the country, I'm sure you are in the small minority who...
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    Boy, let me think. Its so long ago. I remember last years game, as I was there. That was a fun one; well, for Army fans it was fun. And I remember the year before, when Army took AF out in Colorado Springs. I really enjoyed that one. I know I was at the game against AF in 2016; but no, I...
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    I have been a West Point dad for three years now. All I can say is "it seems pretty easy to me". LOL.
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    Super Bowl for Service Academy Grads

    Football players go to West Point to be soldiers, not pro athletes. And they are quite successful at that. ....and yet still, Army keeps winning football games. Its almost like divine reward for selfless commitment.
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    Football days with your plebe

    It's all good. As I said, all equal. Just because Navy has lost the last three football games, and has been getting whooped by Army, doesn't necessarily make them "less" than West Point. You all still have a "fine" little academy. And anytime you want we will send some of our Rhodes scholars...
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    Football days with your plebe

    Don't they say, "only as good as your last game"? But if you want further evidence, feel free to look at the last three A/N games. We are all equal. It just seems Army has been a lot "more equal" than the others lately. Just saying.....
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    Football days with your plebe

    Heaven does actually root for Army over the other academies, but we all made a promise to never disclose that as such favoritism might damage the spirits of the Navy and AF faithful. They have been through so much already on the gridiron.
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