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    SAT Essay NOT REQUIRED

    I emailed admissions at West Point and they said the SAT essay portion is no longer required. However, the ACT essay is still required.
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    Essay still required?

    Hey, all. Was wondering if the SAT/ACT with essay portion was required for the class of 2026, even though CollegeBoard has decided to remove it? I can't find much information about whether it's required or not. Thanks!
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    NROTC Essay Analysis

    Does anyone mind reading over my NROTC application essay and giving me any advice? Whether it be grammatical or content related. Thanks! Discuss your reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer. Specifically comment on leadership positions you've held, the challenges you have faced and the...
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    Summer Seminar Essay Feedback

    The question for my essay was: Do you have any personal life experiences where you have overcome adversity or challenges that have shaped you into the person you are today? I was mostly focused on creating a balance between my personal experience and leadership philosophy. I really wanted to...
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    USAFA Additional Essay (format)

    Howdy, the last essay question on the USAFA application states to enter any additional information that may be useful. Since there are such differing topics I would like to include, do you think it would be OK to split my essay into 2-3 paragraphs without connecting them? I will give an example...
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    Feedback on nomination essays

    Howdy, Would anybody mind reading over my mom essays and critiquing/giving feedback? They are very short and I would greatly appreciate any feedback. (Please PM if so).
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    Anyone wanna critique my nomination essay for Senators?

    Hello, I'm from California and I will be turning in nomination applications to both senators pretty soon, so if anyone would like to give me any feedback that would be greatly appreciated. Please PM me if you would like to(for obvious reasons). Thank You Very Much! P.S. Good Luck...
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    Help with essay!

    Hello everybody! This is my first post here. I was hoping for advice on my usna nomination essay. My current answer feels like it's taking the question too literally: do y'all think that they want me to tie in personal experiences or take a different route? Anything is appreciated, especially...
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    Nomination Essays

    I am currently applying for a nomination from the office of Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. Senator Rubio's online application requires 6 essays with a maximum of 5,000 words each. Does this mean I should be writing near 5,000 words for each essay? I am...
  10. tpaine7

    NROTC MO Essay Finals

    Last time I will be posting my essays. Both are under the character limit of 2500. I have gotten my point across about my devotion to becoming a commissioned officer in the Corps and the leadership positions I have held. I ask that you take a quick look and give some feedback. I am extremely...
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    Short Essays

    Hi, The essay character counts are extremely low. Therefore, does admissions want the essays to be very direct and straightforward? (I don’t think there’s room for a creative theme, like one would have in regular college essays). Pls let me know your thoughts/opinions/experiences on this...
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    USMMA Writing Prompt

    In the interests of getting a head-start on the USMMA application process, I hope to draft the essay portion over my spring break. My question is, what is the prompt for the essay portion of the USMMA portal application? Is there an item they specifically request or hint at that should be...
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    Essay Prompt Help

    What attributes, life experiences, unique perspectives, and/or special talents do you possess that would contribute to the classroom, student body, and/or Air Force Academy? (400 to 500 words, 3000 characters I'm struggling with the second essay. Not necessarily because I don't have anything...
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    The "Typical Week" Essay for the Army ROTC Scholarship

    Question 2 is this: "State below in the space provided how you spend your time in a typical week during the school year. For Example, how many extra hours do you spend: at school, doing homework, engaged in athletic activities, engaged in extracurricular activities (i.e. clubs), engaged in...
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    Should Essays Restate Activities in Resume or Show Untold side of applicant’s Life

    Hello guys, In my essays should I reinforce the activities on my resume to further explain why I chose about those activities and what I gained from them OR are the essays to reveal a new part of one’s self/life that is not known anywhere else on the application? Thank you.
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    Essay style to aim for pt. 2:

    Howdy again y’all, I finally have 2 drafts I really like! I used all advice and now deciding between 2 essay themes to wrap the 3 points (which are pretty common unfortunately). 1. One theme is heavily about my dad’s influence. (Appeals to ethos, pathos, etc. feels a bit like a pity party...
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    Essay style to aim for

    Hello again folks, I have a question about the “why you want to go” essay. I am conflicted, because I have a lot to write (several reasons) to fit in so little space. I know many others struggle with this too, but would it be better to focus on one central reason? or several reasons all...
  18. kevintanaka

    Essay Feedback

    Hey guys! I just finished my first draft of my USNA personal statement and just wanted ANY feedback: be it the content, syntax, diction, etc. Please just comment on any thoughts. Here it is: I moved from Colombia—a place where I had grown up, where I had my friends who were like brothers to...
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    ROTC Scholarship Megathread

    Hey, everyone. Since the Army ROTC scholarship is set to release results from the 2nd board around February 1st, I was thinking about doing an ROTC scholarship megathread for all branches. This way, all of the seniors applying for the ROTC scholarship can relay potentially helpful information...
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    Admissions Question

    If you are/were a successful USCGA applicant who gained admission, what do you think were some of the determining factors that helped you get in? Obviously it is different for everyone, and I understand that in no way does replicating similar factors assure admission, but I am still curious and...
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