7th Semester Transcripts Due

army2021

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Beginning today on my portal, the 7th semester transcript is due. I'm 3Q'd with a Principal Nom, however I wont be able to send a transcript for another month because of timing. Will this delay my appointment? Now having the red ex beside the transcripts, does that temporarily academically DQ me until it's in? And lastly, my grades are good, but if something did happen and worst case scenario I ended up with a few C's on my transcript, could that cost me my appointment? Thank you very much and have a nice day and a happy new year!
 

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No it won't delay an appointment. However, with all appointments they are conditional. You will need to get your 7th semester grades submitted as soon as they are available. You're not the only one in this situation.

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No it won't delay an appointment. However, with all appointments they are conditional. You will need to get your 7th semester grades submitted as soon as they are available. You're not the only one in this situation.

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Thank you very much
 

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You will not be appointed until you submit your 7th semester grades. Yes a few C's could cost you your appointment, but it probably is not enough to academically disqualify you. If your transcript is filled with C's that wouldn't be good. Now a few D's and Failures probably would. But, don't do that to yourself.

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You will not be appointed until you submit your 7th semester grades. Yes a few C's could cost you your appointment, but it probably is not enough to academically disqualify you. If your transcript is filled with C's that wouldn't be good. Now a few D's and Failures probably would. But, don't do that to yourself.

As @tug_boat says "Push Hard, Press Forward"
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The key word is "conditional". Yes you can be offered an appointment before your 7th semester transcripts are available. If you don't submit them in a time frame given then your appointment can be withdrawn. There are many kids in your same situation across the country. Their schools started later or their semester dates are later than others. WP understands the this, and also knows many applicants are working on their Plan B. So to encourage an applicant and continue the course of attending WP they will offer an appointment to a principle who is 3 Q'd. The key is "conditional". If you become injured, commit a felony, falsified on you credentials, did not submit your required documents with in a time frame given, (dental records, finger print cards etc) then your appointment can be withheld.

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The key word is "conditional". Yes you can be offered an appointment before your 7th semester transcripts are available. If you don't submit them in a time frame given then your appointment can be withdrawn. There are many kids in your same situation across the country. Their schools started later or their semester dates are later than others. WP understands the this, and also knows many applicants are working on their Plan B. So to encourage an applicant and continue the course of attending WP they will offer an appointment to a principle who is 3 Q'd. The key is "conditional". If you become injured, commit a felony, falsified on you credentials, did not submit your required documents with in a time frame given, (dental records, finger print cards etc) then your appointment can be withheld.

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Thanks again and quick question. I've been debating it and talking it over with my parents and peers. I'm a tri-athlete and lacrosse (mens) is my spring sport. My team plays with an extreme level of physicality that most teams don't match. How we go practice and play is effective, but the problem is that injuries, serious ones such as broken collarbones, torn ACLs, etc., are common. Playing this sport wasn't necessarily one of the major things that got me the Principal Nom or will get me the conditional appointment when it's issued, even though it's an extra varsity sport. Would it be wise, assuming I get my appointment before the season starts and I'm squared away, that I resign from doing the sport my last semester to avoid the possibility of an injury? And in the mean time, workout daily still to be well prepared physically for the Academy?
 

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It would be prudent to lessen you exposure to injury.

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It would be prudent to lessen you exposure to injury.

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That's what I was thinking. Thank you very much for all of your advice. You've truly been an excellent resource throughout this whole process.
 

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You're welcome

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@army2021, I agree with @tug_boat. This is just my opinion based on my PERSONAL experience: I also played lax since freshman year and really enjoyed it, but didn't really think I was that prone to injury because I never had anything worse than shin splints. Junior year rolled up and while warming up for the second game of the season, I hyper extended my knee and tore my ACL. Now I'm 7 months post-surgery and am praying every day that I'll get an official decision from USMA in March at the earliest..

This is not to scare you, but to give you an opinion from someone who deeply regrets their decision (I really wanted to quit because of other reasons but stuck with it because it was the only sport that I stayed with and wanted to show athletic commitment to colleges). I really wish someone told me how dangerous sports could be if you're not careful! If I were you I would take a season off and maybe spend some time on your own. I go to the gym every day so I can control my physical activity instead of sprinting and cutting without thinking constantly about getting injured. I'm also studying to validate APUSH if I get into USMA in the time that I'm not playing sports, so you can use that practice time for other beneficial things.

I learned the hard way, but STRETCH! At USMA you'll get blisters, cramps, etc., so the best you can do is to get into the habit of stretching so that you're at least a little less sore all over when you wake up.

Hope this helps. Happy New Year!
 

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@army2021, I agree with @tug_boat. This is just my opinion based on my PERSONAL experience: I also played lax since freshman year and really enjoyed it, but didn't really think I was that prone to injury because I never had anything worse than shin splints. Junior year rolled up and while warming up for the second game of the season, I hyper extended my knee and tore my ACL. Now I'm 7 months post-surgery and am praying every day that I'll get an official decision from USMA in March at the earliest..

This is not to scare you, but to give you an opinion from someone who deeply regrets their decision (I really wanted to quit because of other reasons but stuck with it because it was the only sport that I stayed with and wanted to show athletic commitment to colleges). I really wish someone told me how dangerous sports could be if you're not careful! If I were you I would take a season off and maybe spend some time on your own. I go to the gym every day so I can control my physical activity instead of sprinting and cutting without thinking constantly about getting injured. I'm also studying to validate APUSH if I get into USMA in the time that I'm not playing sports, so you can use that practice time for other beneficial things.

I learned the hard way, but STRETCH! At USMA you'll get blisters, cramps, etc., so the best you can do is to get into the habit of stretching so that you're at least a little less sore all over when you wake up.

Hope this helps. Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for the advice. I was completely undecided about the situation but I'm starting to lean heavily towards not playing. It'll stink not to, but if something happened I'd regret it the rest of my life. Best of luck to you with the rest of the process! Hope it all works out!
 

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No problem! You can always do wall ball or get a goal in your backyard, whatever you can do to still enjoy lax but control your movements. I think the worst part is being shook by that injury and feeling prone to a re-injury, but I try to stay optimistic; I sure don't wanna make a knee tweak get in my way of applying to the school of my dreams! It feels very empowering to be a part of a forum where we can all support each other; I'm glad I joined. Hope you can find other ways to enjoy your last bits of senior year!
 

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Would it be wise that I resign from doing the sport my last semester to avoid the possibility of an injury? And in the mean time, workout daily still to be well prepared physically for the Academy?

Lacrosse....the word is like nails running across a '50's chalkboard in Sister Mary Elephant's 8th grade class.

We can relate. The stories are told too often and my DS's is one of them. Spring semester senior year, appointment in hand early, captain of team that was poised to contend for a state championship and nothing on God's green earth was going to talk him out of playing in spite of the admonitions about "bubble wrapping". You guessed it...pulls up lame in the conference finals with a stress reaction in his femur. Less than six weeks before I-Day...DQ'd.

In all fairness, he could have done this just running down the street or falling off a curb but he did expose himself to the added amount of risk playing the sport. The decision is personal and made for a variety of reasons...in his case, he didn't want to bail on the team, the chance to compete for a title, etc. Your's may be different but in the end,and although I never asked, I wonder if he second guessed himself. It all worked out eventually and he went the following year. It's a tough call but as TugBoat points out, if you can lesson that exposure you've minimized at least that risk.

I wish you luck with this and share this only as a cautionary tale. Things happen....use your best judgment and choose wisely.
 
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