Chance after turning USMA down

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by usmachance12, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. usmachance12

    usmachance12 New Member

    Oct 2, 2017
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    I turned down USMA last year. I know attend a reputable college and should have between a 3.3-4.0 by the end of this year. I believe I may attempt to reapply in order to gain admittance to be a plebe. Will USMA hold it against me that I turned them down, and if so are my stats good enough to get back in?

    ACT: 34
    GPA: 3.5 (it went from 3.0 to a 3.9)
    Good extracurricular with three leadership positions
    Good CFA
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

    Mar 14, 2014
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    I think your reasoning may be a factor. Why did you say no last year and now change your mind?
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  3. jl123

    jl123 Member

    Feb 20, 2016
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    In my opinion it will not hurt if admissions believes that you are now truly committed to a military career. Admissions decisions are largely objective - if your WCS score is high enough, you will get an appointment (assuming you have a nomination). However, if admissions questions your commitment, you could be at a disadvantage when appointments get down to Additional Appointees, which need not be based on order of merit.

    On the surface your stats look good. How they translate into WCS points will depend on the courses and how USMA weights your specific extracurricular activities. Good grades in English Composition and STEM Math/Science will help. Non-STEM Math/Science will carry less weight.

    Participating in ROTC could help alleviate any doubts admissions may have about your commitment after turning down an appointment, especially with a solid reference from an ROTC instructor.

    Incorporating your reasons for reapplying after turning down an appointment in the essays and also discussing them with your RC could also help. Your RC will really be the one to judge your resolve.
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  4. carolrich

    carolrich Member

    Feb 13, 2017
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    There is a kid in my company right now that turned down WP then decided to reapply after a year of college (average school but he had good stats) and he's doing great right now!
  5. MemberLG

    MemberLG 5-Year Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    You will fine. If you think or believe West Point is the place for you, apply now. Although, West Point won't make any decision until they see you college transcript, but incomplete application won't get you in.

    If you haven't applied already for Congressional nominations, you might have missed the application deadline already. I know some Congressional nomination application deadlines are past already.