At Founder's Day and on several other occasions, my DS was asked whether he attended SLS before receiving his USMA appointment. He never applied to SLS, because he wasn't even aware of SLS. My daughter (who is currently a freshman in HS) has recently expressed an interest in West Point as well, so I now have some questions about SLS. 1. Is SLS supposed to give candidates a "bump" in their USMA application? 2. Is SLS merely designed to give candidates a "taste" of West Point (with the benefit of getting an early CFA)? If it is the former, then my daughter may consider it. However, if it is the latter, then she will be likely able to get a lot of information from her brother about the process and likely won't attend. Any advice is appreciated, and I will definitely pass on what you folks think. Good news is that she has a couple of years before she has to apply for SLS. I tried to search for the answer to this question, but couldn't find it without veering off topic from a prior SLS thread (if there is a thread on point please direct me and accept my apologies).