I'd like to ask one of the other candidates who have their full application portal to post the essay/statements so I can get a head start. I saw one of the posts with an essay topic list: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/cadet-statement.50520/ 1. "West Point and the Army are committed to the idea that respect for others and an understanding of diversity are important leadership traits. Why will you be successful in working with leaders, peers, and subordinates of a gender, color, ethnicity, and/or religion different from your own?" 2. .... How many other questions? How many words/characters are we allowed? On a separate note, my Army ROTC application contains 3 questions with a 2000 character limit for each. 1. Consider carefully, and then state below in the space provided why you wish to enroll in the Army ROTC Program. Indicate in your statement how you believe your own objectives in life are related to the education and training offered by Army ROTC and what a career obligation means to you. 2. State below in the space provided how you spend your time in a typical week during the school year. For Example, how many extra hours do you spend: at school, doing homework, engaged in athletic activities, engaged in extracurricular activities (i.e. clubs), engaged in volunteer work, or other (explain). 3. Please expand on any additional information outlining scholastic, athletic and leadership achievements not otherwise annotated in the previous sections. Although you are not required to do so, you are highly encouraged to do so if applicable.