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    Unexpected appointment to USNA

    Son has a decision letter on USNA portal saying he is guaranteed an appointment to USNA. He is a well rounded kid, varsity athlete but not Div 1 material. SAT > 1500. Awesome community service record. Dad was the main driver in his decision to apply for USNA. We are Asian immigrants and...
  2. L

    Chances of nomination are not good- advice wanted

    Hello. I am new here, but I have been considering attending West Point for some time now as well as learning about the application and nomination process. I am worried about my chances of nomination. The representative for my congressional district only considers applications for nominations if...
  3. gaynugget

    Status: Noncompetitive Applicant

    I submitted my PCQ early, on 4/15, as soon as I received my ACT scores. I was supposed to take the SAT in early May, but then it was delayed to August, and now late September due to COVID-19 (I have not taken it previously as of yet). My initial USAFA application has been reviewed twice, on 4/17...
  4. A

    7 schools help

    I am currently a rising senior who can't quite figure out all of the facts about the 7 schools for the scholarship. Namely if I get the scholarship, does it work at all of my seven schools? And what happens if I don't get into any of my seven schools?
  5. G

    I want to get into this academy but my high school doesn't offer any sports and on the application it says sports are suggested? Any tips or advice?

    I go to a school in South Texas that has no sports and I am worried about not being able to get in. I have a 4.0 GPA, 2nd in my class, and several college credits. I have about 100 hours of volunteer hours, I am the captain of my school's math and chess teams and we have gone to nationals every...
  6. P

    Should I go Navy or Air Force?

    I have been lucky to receive a direct appointment to USAFA for the class of 2024 and an offer to the Naval Academy Prep School. The extra year at NAPS is not a factor in my decision. I would love to go to either academy, so I am basing my decision on what I will do in the Navy or Air Force after...
  7. G

    What is like after the academy like in the Air Force vs. Navy?

    I’m honored to have been accepted to both USAFA class of 2024 and USNA class of 2024. I want to go ahead and commit in a timely manner so I can ‘free up a spot’ for another deserving student. Here’s the thing: I know that you should choose an academy based not upon which college you like more...
  8. M

    What are my chances for admission at the moment?

    Hey, I'm a junior in High School that's wanting to be a career officer in the armed forces and I believe West Point is the best place for me to make that happen; at the moment, I have a 31 ACT score which I'm definitely proud of, but my GPA is holding me back at a 3.45. on the leadership side...
  9. R

    AFROTC Chances with no sport and little to show leadership competency? Be honest

    Hi, I am currently a Highschool Junior, looking to apply for AFROTC starting this June. I just recently decided that joining the military was what I wanted, so I am a little late in preparing. I really have nothing to show for athletics, and extracurriculars and volunteer is quite lacking. I...
  10. C

    National Guard to West Point?

    I am currently a senior in High School who is strongly considering enlisting in the National Guard. I will do split training, as I am already enrolled in college. I was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on active duty/guard appointments to West Point. I would have applied to the USMA...
  11. B

    Convincing parents to let me apply to West Point

    Hello all, I have lurked here for some time but made this account to post. I am a current junior and I plan on applying to USNA and USAFA. I would like to apply to USMA too, but I’ve only recently made this decision while the others have been discussed and dreamed about for much longer. My...
  12. L

    Chances at AROTC or AFROTC scholarship, and advice?

    SAT: 1390 (720 Reading, 670 Math) GPA: 3.93 unweighted AP Classes: By Junior year: 3 AP classes. If senior year counts (I don't think it does?) then make it 5 AP and 2 dual enrollment classes Leadership/Extracurricular: Pretty much nothing. This has been a major source of stress for me. My...
  13. M

    Go through OSUT or wait for ROTC contract

    Hello, I'm an MSII at my schools AROTC Batallion. I fell like I'm in a very very critical moment of decision making in my life and would like some wisdom passed down or any advice. So basically, I enlisted in July of 2018 with my programs NG Recruiter. Ever since then, I've been drilling at RSP...
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    Advice/How Can I Improve

    I know it's difficult to say my chances, but I was wondering if I could get a general idea on what I should improve on. I am a junior in high school. GPA: Weighted: 4.04 Unweighted:3.98 Class Rank:9/175 (It could be better now, that rank was from last year. Classes: Freshman year: Geometry...
  15. B

    How does school selection work for ROTC scholarships?

    I’d like to preface this by saying I’m a rising senior who is in the process of applying to Army ROTC. I am trying to decide how to rank the schools on my list, but it’s hard to find definitive details about how the scholarships work in regards to different schools. If I list 7 schools, what...
  16. U

    Advice/Thoughts/Negative Advice-ROTC

    So, first and foremost, Hello to all who will be reading this post. This post is pretty much about my story and thoughts on what anyone thinks. To start, I must remind you all that nobody is perfect and we all have made decisions that we are not proud of, but to contradict that statement, I do...
  17. D

    Advice for Sophomore Wanting to get into the USMA

    Alright, so a little bit about myself so this won't be just generalized advice, I am about 6 ft tall, 160 pounds, slim build, I'm sure you can fill in the rest. I said Sophomore since this year is basically over but im still a Freshman right now. I'm honestly not super strong and obviously being...
  18. Z

    Class of 2024 Priorities SAT/ACT or ECA

    Hello all, I posted here in December where I was told to worry about SAT/ACT as well as CFA. I have dedicated my self to doing so, I boosted my 1130 to 1320 but my ACT is severely lacking as it only went from 26 to a 27 and when super scored a 28 (my math was pretty low) In order to change my...
  19. Honey_Badger

    AMA - Accepted Soldier Candidate | Admin Kit Complete

    Ask Me Anything. I'm a Soldier Candidate (MN ARNG) for the Class of 2023, and as of today my admin kit is complete (besides the Initial Deposit and Computer/Tablet Preference). I've balanced full-time college and part-time/full-time work (most recently as a National Guard Title 32 Technician). I...
  20. J

    Prior service DODMERB waiver for VA Disability?

    Backstory, tried to go to OCS after undergrad and was DQ'd from MEPS before I had been re-evaluated from VA or before I had any documentation from the VA about my diagnosis. Decided to pursue a Masters and ROTC. I was diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder from the VA but was quick to...
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