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    Which academy has the best overall environment for physical training?

    To be more clear: which academy has the best gym? Rec center? Nearby trails to run? Equipment? I have lifted in the USAFA cadet gym, and it is pretty sweet, so I wanted to know how other academies stack up. Yes, I understand this is purely an opinion. This is mostly a trivial matter. I am...
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    Evaluation/Tips to improve for USMA application

    Hello, I am a high school junior looking to get an idea on where I need to improve as well as some advice GPA: 3.4 weighted (started poor in freshman and sophomore years before discovering west point, plan to include this in my essay and passion to get in) SAT: taking again in march, expecting...
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    SAT Superscore Digital

    I am going to take the sat for the first time this weekend. My english scores are much higher than my math, and i plan on studying up my math to retake the test in the spring. I am aware that West Point superscores the results, however someone mentioned on a similar forum that West Point will...
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    Army Football

    Hello all, I am a senior seeking admission at West Point. Please tell me if this is a laughable question, but is it possible to walk on to the West Point football team? My parents never let me play tackle football, but I still play with my friends a lot. I run track and weigh lift every single...
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    LoA Expiration

    I received my LoA to USMA about two months ago. As usual, the first paragraph included a notice that it would expire on a pre-determined date if I hadn't completed my file by then. I completed all remaining items, except for the CFA, which I had to postpone due to an injury. I missed the...
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    Body Fat Percentage Worksheet Discrepancy

    Are cadets required to pass both methods of BF% calculation? I did some unofficial calculations, and using the first method, my BF is around 32%, but using the second method it's 26-27% (depending on whether the weight in my DoDMERB portal is used or the weight I took just now. I was about 1 lb...
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    LoE Questions

    I recently received a LoE from West Point. I understand that this is a good sign for my odds of admission, and that it qualifies me for an overnight visit, but does not mean much else officially. I also know that I was probably one of the earlier from my class to receive such a letter, having...
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    Drug Use

    Assuming the rest of my history is crystal clean, will the use of marijuana and alcohol when I was a junior and senior in high school prevent me from getting a secret security clearance for West Point? Here is more context: 1. Nature and frequency of use: Two or three times per year for the...
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    Invalid ETS In Candidate Questionnaire

    For context, my school is a really small and new school (half a decade of existence) and in the West Point candidate questionnaire where in the list of schools along with their ETS, my school isn't in there. I asked my councilor for ETS code however when I tried sumbmitting the questionaire with...
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    VMI vs USMA?

    Hello I am new here. I know this has been asked a lot, but I still have some doubts. I read in other forums that USMA is the place if you want to be a professional army officer. I also read that people prefer west point since it is a more reputable school, though I read and saw YouTube videos...
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    Travel preferences for incoming new cadets going to R-day (West Point)

    Hello, I have been appointed to the USMA class of 2027 and am incredibly glad to say I have accepted the offer. I was wondering if I should take the accommodated flight and hotel offered by West Point, or if I should fly with my family and let them say their goodbyes on R-day. I would love to...
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    Did I make a mistake? (Dodmerb)

    Hello, I currently have my LOA to USMA and am waiting on medical results. However, the only thing that is bugging me is the fact that I said yes to having braces because although I do not have braces anymore, I feel as though my answer could be misconstrued as me currently having braces...
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    Looking for info on life as an officer as a Cyber, Military Intelligence, or Signal MOS.

    Hello, I was recently accepted into West Point and I'm primarily interested in cyber, but I'm also considering signal corps and military intelligence as backup options. I'd love to hear any information on what that life would look like after being commissioned. Daily activities, leadership...
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    How important are learning rates?

    Former service academy grads, how important are memorizing your rates during PS? How often are you questioned, how are you questioned, and what does the punishment look like for not knowing them? Any other knowledge regarding rates would be great!
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    LOA.. Now what?

    Hello, I received a LOA in the mail a couple weeks back for West Point. After my CFA video is received, assuming it passes, what is next? As long as I do good in school, don’t do anything stupid, and remain in qualified medical state, will I get a letter of appointment? Do all LOAs end up with...
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    CFA Score

    Hello, I am wondering if y’all think I will pass my CFA with these scores. I understand it is impossible to know, but I received a LOA to West Point and the last thing I am waiting on is a pass or fail for my CFA. Based on general knowledge of what scores pass, do I have any reason to worry? My...
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    Question on chances and decision dates.

    Good Morning, I live in New York, and I was told a week ago that I will be receiving a nomination from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to West Point. This being said, I have a few questions. 1) Is there any advantage to receiving a senatorial nomination over a congressional one? 2) I know West...
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    will these cfa numbers pass?

    Hello, I am a recruited athlete and just got my LOA, however , I'm worried about my cfa numbers. Would these pass? BB throw: 38 ft flex arm hang- 15 sec push up- 50 (max) sit up- 50 shuttle run- 10.5 mile- 7:45
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    Help for current applicants

    Good Morning! I received an appointment offer(and accepted) from West Point roughly a month and a half ago. Applying for West Point was time consuming, confusing, and intimidating. I relied on the assistance of my Field Force Representative, Mr.Mullen, and the people from this forum to go...
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    Admit kit form

    Good morning! During todays schoolday, I checked my West Point portal to see a new Admit kit form and instructions for appointments. The congressman hasnt called me because I did not own a phone while I was applying for the nomination(so he doesn't have my phone number). Does this mean I have...
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