I was actually accepted into USMA for the c/o 2014, but decided not to go. I go to a civilian school now and plan on getting involved with ROTC next year. I'm in a fraternity but I'm not the typical party animal. There are certain aspects of college life that I enjoy, but I often wonder if I would be happier at West Point. Has anyone heard of a similar story when someone got into USMA a second time? I don't think it would be reasonable to expect the same boards for my senators and congressmen to give me nominations again, but I am wondering if I should explore some of the other routes that people use to gain admission into the academy. To current/future cadets: If you are the type of person who wants to go to a service academy, no, you are not missing out on anything that civilian college life entails. I can promise you that.