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    Summer Schools like Air Assault Before Transferring to WP

    Hello, I am a freshman in ROTC transferring to West Point next year. I would love to go to a school like air assault this summer since I finish my 2nd semester in May and don't attend West Point till July. Has anyone ever heard of someone in my position doing a school in between? Do you have to...
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    USMA or USAFA I want to hear opinions of those that have been/are going

    I’ve been accepted to both USAFA and USMA. I have the difficult decision of deciding which one I will go to. This question is based on academy experience. (I know that the academy experience is a small part of what you actually go for...which is the career choice but I’m stuck because I can see...
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    What is the path cadets take after branching infantry

    Hi all, I'm a senior in high school trying to get some information on what happens after graduation at USMA. I've been accepted to USMA and USAFA and am having trouble deciding on my desired path. All this is doing is giving me the information I need to help me make my decision. This specific...
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    Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA

    I am a high school junior and I want to go to West Point, but I am concerned about my class rank and GPA. I attend a very rigorous New England boarding school, where 99% of students go on to attend a 4-year college and the average GPA (unweighted) is 87 for the entire school. My school both does...
  5. K

    The Secretary of the Army Nomination

    I was wondering if I am eligible to request for a nomination because I am in an Army JROTC program in my high school, and our battalion is an Honor Unit with Distinction. And if I am eligible, where do I send the nomination request? Thank you!
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    Enlisted to West Point

    I am looking for some insight from Soldier applicants who gained direct admission to USMA. Some background: I had an unimpressive ACT score (28), HS GPA and class rank (3.4, probably around the 50 percentile class rank). Enlisted in the Army NG, flipped the switch and started crushing my...
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    Question about Enlisting the way into West Point

    I am 17, a high school senior, and I am soon enlisting through the Delayed Entry Program. I know the Army is definitely for me. I seek a lifetime of service. And, of course, I am applying to West Point's Class of 2024 to get its particular lifestyle in higher education. I plan to submit...
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    Required or Helpful Classes/Clubs?

    Hi all, I just began my fall semester of Junior year, and am wondering if I took enough classes and extracurriculars to maximize my chances to get into either West Point or Annapolis. My schedules over the years are as follows: 3 English classes (English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors, AP Lang) 4...
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    Is this a Letter of Encouragement?

    I filled out West Point's Candidate Questionnaire a while back. I didn't even log in to my portal since then, but today I got the following email: Greetings from West Point, Based on the information you have provided us in your Candidate Questionaire, you are a highly competitive candidate...
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    Special Olympics L/S

    Hey y’all, I was the special olympics team captain for a month and I’m curious if there is a section where I would mark for “sports team captain”, does this count? Thank you!
  11. birdwatcher4125

    Uniform patches for Cadet Basic Training

    Greetings to all, My DS and I were reviewing what was left to buy for his BEAST packing list when we realized that we hadn't ordered his extra uniform patches yet. Well, we tried to access the recommended uniform website (http://www.multicamnametape.com), but the website appears to be no-more...
  12. birdwatcher4125

    Is the "Computer Preference (Optional Package)" worth the $400?

    Yesterday the "Computer Preference (Optional Package)" became available on the Candidate Portal, and I'm wondering if it's worth the $400? I'm thinking that it probably is, and I'll do anything I'm able to make DS' time there easier & more productive. However, I feel the need to due my due...
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    DQ - to school

    I was DQ'ed on the 25th, and my applicant page say Waiver Pending Waiver Submission/Review. But on my West Point portal still just says Remedial (Jan. 16, 2019). How long will it take for West Point to get my DQ? Also, I believe there to be an error with DoDMerb because on my applicant page the...
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    Military Academy Acceptance While in DEP

    I was wondering if someone in the DEP enlisted program can be accepted into a US military academy? I have completed applications to the USNA, USAFA, and West Point for the current application year. I have also received nominations to all of these academies as well. I have high hopes and...
  15. WishfulThinking

    What More Can I Do To Make Myself More Competitive? Tips?

    I am a female junior(class of 2020) and I am looking forward to applying to West Point very soon to become a part of the Class of 2024. One thing I can tell from lots of research is the male to female ratio, is it more difficult for a female to be appointed to WP? Some Information About Me: -...
  16. ElevatingCondor

    USMA or Notre Dame ROTC?

    For a while now, I have been bouncing back and forth between whether I should go to USMA or Notre Dame for ROTC. I really like both schools, and I would probably study Political Science either way. I just really don't know which one to choose. I won an ROTC scholarship to Notre Dame, so money...
  17. FutureMarine07

    Service Academies Still Meeting Their Goal?

    I've been recently hearing about how West Point and Annapolis are no longer really making good officers. This article, albeit not recent, says it pretty well...
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    Stats/early app/DQ for ADHD/waiting

    here are stats Senior in HS SAT 1520 Math 800 English 720 Weighted GPA 4.2 Non weighted 3.8 7 AP with score 5 Debate club with leadership, HOSA club, Volunteered every summer and every Saturday at NGF to teach kids for last 3 years. Great internship previous summer at CISCO Tae kw kando...
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    NAPS to West Point?

    I'm currently at NAPS and was wondering about something since I came here. What would be the odds that I could get appointed to West Point after this year if I figured out I didn't want to go navy but wanted to go to West Point instead? Would I list West Point as a second option when applying...
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    Best Way to Avoid being a lousy "Butter Bar" 2nd LT after ROTC & SA??

    Does anyone have any good advice on how to best prepare in Army ROTC to become a decent Infantry Platoon Officer and to avoid bad "butter bar" lieutenant mistakes?? What are some common mistakes that newly commissioned 2nd lieutenants make after completing ROTC and Service Academies? Would it be...
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