1. US2021

    Best Prep.

    Hi everybody, I regrettably decided that the Army branch was the best fit for me too late in the nomination application process and am planning on reapplying. Speaking on what would prepare me best for the academic (chem major), physical, and emotional demands at USMA, what are your...
  2. US2021

    Applied after nomination: results

    In my last post I discussed how I initially was only going to apply to USNA and indicated that on nominations. (Received noms to USNA early dec), but by then decided Army is more down my alley. Unfortunately though, there are no more slots for USMA bc my district is so competitive. What can I...
  3. M

    Nomination Not Showing up in Portal

    Good morning everyone! So I was contacted earlier this week about receiving a principle nomination from one of my Senators to the United States Military Academy, and yesterday I was contacted by their office that they were submitting the nomination to West Point as we spoke. The staffer thought...
  4. Midwestern111

    Can Enlisted/Guard/Reserve soldiers be appointed to any SA through their commanding Officer?

    For example: Army reserve soldier gets appointed to USMA and USAFA SMP cadet gets appointed to USMA, USCGA and USNA An enlisted U.S. Army soldier gets appointed to USNA and USMA Is it looked down upon if, for example, you are Guardsman that is interested in several service academies? I'll...
  5. P

    USMAPS Can I get in?

    Hey I was wondering how likely it is of me getting in to USMAPS and if I’m required to take the SAT or ACT and if it would help me? I am a junior in High school. I was a team captain for three varsity sports, founder of a club, charter member of an organization, and first chair in wind...
  6. Midwestern111

    How dumb of an idea is it to join the Nat Guard/ Navy Reserve just to get into the academy easier?

    Pretty much the title, I know a guy is who is at MAPS and he swears this is the way to go about it.
  7. Midwestern111

    Is it too late to go to the Academy? Do I have a shot? Anxious and discontent

    Hello all, I apologize for the long post but I really could use some advice. Background: I am a 19-year-old freshman at a highly ranked liberal arts school in the midwest, I am very interested in attending either USMA or USNA. When I was in high school, I was very involved and got a 29 ACT...
  8. E

    CFA Retake Scores

    Per the advice of many on this forum, I have continued to work at my application in hopes of somehow eventually getting a nomination. Anyways, here are my CFA scores (male): Basketball throw: 63 ft Pull ups: 8 Shuttle run: 10.3 Modified sit ups: 61 Push ups: 52 Mile run: 7:55 Obviously lots...
  9. K

    Current Cadet- Ask Away

    I am currently a cadet at West Point. I am from a military family and had family attend USMA. Regardless, I had a ton of questions about classes, summers, daily life, and culture before I came to USMA. I would love to try to answer any question you might have as a candidate/future cadet. I would...
  10. L

    Nomination Interview

    Hi, I'm from Massachusetts, and I sent in my applications for nomination about a month ago. The due date was October 30th for all three, and I was wondering when I should expect to hear back in regards to scheduling an interview? Does everyone get an interview or do only competitive applicants...
  11. U

    Nomination, SAT Essay, and LOR Confusion

    Hello, I am currently a senior applying to USMA and I have three things I'm confused about. First, I am still very confused about how nominations work. I have already secured a JROTC Nomination and have applied for my congressional ones as well because I read that having more than one...
  12. FØB Zero

    USMA & USAFA Sam Fitness Standards?

    My CFA results were accepted by USMA. One section (B.B. throw) is below average quite a it, but apparently it passed for West Point. Should I also forward these scores to USAFA? (As in USAFA has same minimum). Or retake to be safe?
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    Question about COVID-19 Impact on Admissions

    So as stated by many in past threads, COVID really has affected admissions for all service academies greatly. I was wondering what you guys thought about COVID impacting admissions and competitiveness? My personal opinion is that the number of overall students applying to the academies will be...
  14. R

    Club Sports Tryouts at West Point

    Hi there. I'm currently a student applying to West Point. Does anyone know if the Martial Arts Club at West Point (specifically Olympic Taekwondo) have tryouts? And does it count as one of the sports requirements at West Point? Thank you in advance!
  15. E

    How am I doing? Am I ready for the CFA?

    I know the averages for the CFA are higher than this, but I still have some time to train before the CFA. Do you think with enough training, I can get my scores up? (I have been training twice daily in strength training and aerobics) These are my current scores in their respective categories...
  16. E

    Help on Essays

    I'm currently in the process of beginning to write my essays for nomination applications. Are there any specific things I should/shouldn't mention in my essays? I'll also take any other advice anyone has to offer about essays and nomination applications in general.
  17. E

    Candidate Activities Record

    I am about to submit my CAR but I am a little reluctant to because I am not sure if it can be updated later. I am a junior right now and know for a fact that I will be receiving multiple officer positions next year. Can I update the CAR in a few months when I return to school and receive said...
  18. H

    Will we be able to send letters at beast?

    I know that are time for writing will be very limited, but will we be able to send letters at beast?
  19. E

    What are my chances of getting in?

    Here is a mini resume: I am a rising senior in high school. I have a 4.46 GPA, a 1250 SAT score, am the President of Interact Club, treasurer of Business Professionals of America, the alto saxophone section leader in my band, have 100+ community service and am currently working a job. I am...
  20. E

    Can you have scoliosis and get an appointment to the USMA?

    I have a slight curvature of my spine. According to a specialist, it’s nothing serious enough to wear a brace or undergo treatment, but it’s still pretty curved. In addition to this, my neck is a little bent forward, I guess because of all the time I spend on my phone. Will this negatively...