Got some good news... I think

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by lstoner7, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. lstoner7

    lstoner7 Member

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    Came home to a message on the answering machine today from a field force representative, first thought was that admissions wanted an interview, but called him back and that wasn't the case. He was just calling to tell me I needed to redo my pull-up video (which I actually uploaded three days ago, I think he just got notified of this a little late). However, he did have some interesting things to say. He said "as you may know, your file is very very very competitive" and "the pull-up video is the only thing holding your file up." He did also say that the class size being admitted is actually smaller than usual due to budgetary constraints, so it is important that we get your file in front of the review board sooner rather than later. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

    Also, Fly Eagles Fly!
     
  2. GoArmy2023

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    Sounds good! Goodluck man hope to see you soon. Yuhhh Fly Eagles Fly
     
  3. brovol

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    Class size will be smaller this year. Not sure exactly why, but RC at WP confirmed that recently.
     
  4. KYparent

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    Do you mind sharing which region you are in? My DD is in the Great Lakes region.
     
  5. USMA 1994

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    The size of the Corps of Cadets is mandated by Federal Code. The attrition rate being lower than expected would be the only reason why they are admitting fewer this year.
     
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    I am in northeastern PA
     
  7. lstoner7

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    Also, I will add that my district is at most "moderately" competitive. I think only 14 or 15 candidates applied for nominations to West Point in my district.
     
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  8. MidwestDad

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    FWIW '21 started with ~1250 on R day and down to 1138 at Xmas. That is a net number based on class rank including turnbacks etc. So the 1138 is what they have today to calculate Corps size.
     
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  9. KYparent

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    Thanks for the info and good luck.
     
  10. jl123

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    Interesting. Class of '20 is at 1,222. '21 is already well below that according to Midwest Dad #'s.

    Determining the strength of the Corps is as complicated as nomination process. It involves projected needs and numbers expected from other commissioning sources.

    The authorized strength is 4,400 or lower - determined on the day before the last day of the academic year. The number of cadets can exceed that on any other day of the year. There are also provisions that allow the Secretary of the Army to authorize a strength above 4,400 in a given year.
     
  11. shock-n-awe

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    There are actually 1209 currently in 2021, some of them have yet to meet certain requirements (may have an injury), and are not factored into class rank.
    The 1138 number is the current number being used for class rank purposes. Hope this helps.