Active Duty/Prior Service Admissions-Related Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by tkdtn50, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. tkdtn50

    tkdtn50 New Member

    Aug 12, 2015
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    Good evening/morning!
    I am a candidate applying with the status of Active Duty-RA. Is there anybody on this forum also a soldier that's applying for admission? Let's keep in contact with and help each other.
  2. dustoff

    dustoff New Member

    Aug 17, 2015
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    Some of the best cadets and officers that I know are mustangs. Your application experience will be different because you will not be surrounded by a bunch of peers who are also applying to college. You'll need to be very motivated and disciplined to get through the process. It will help if you can find an advocate in your chain of command that can point you in the right direction and be a coach. Standardized test scores, military awards (Soldier of Quarter/Year), honor grad of a school are things you can focus on now to enhance your application packet. If you've been out of HS longer than a year or two, the Prep School may be where you wind up, but not always. I know two guys who went straight to a service academy from the enlisted ranks and really excelled.

    Best wishes!

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