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Capri120

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A very good introduction into the process.

I can empathize with the small, rural school and counselor not knowing what to do. DD and I had to work with the counselor and superintendent to get USAFA everything they wanted, including the school profile. The school had never had anyone apply to a service academy before.
 

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A very good introduction into the process.

I can empathize with the small, rural school and counselor not knowing what to do. DD and I had to work with the counselor and superintendent to get USAFA everything they wanted, including the school profile. The school had never had anyone apply to a service academy before.
Imagine what it's like for a homeschool parent! A real challenge for sure. But something to be proud of when it's over!
 

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I'm that homeschool parent and frankly my son did quite a lot of the work in figuring out what needed to be done. I did take him to several Academy Day presentations and drove him to his CFA but he managed all of his paperwork.
Being a mean parent, I did insist that he also have a plan B and a plan C. So he visited and applied a few other schools and also to ROTC. Plan B was a fine option, but he was very happy when plan A worked out and he could inform me that plans B & C were unnecessary. :)
 

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I imagine this is new territory for most...but the process is detailed on both the USMA page and then on the MoC pages for the nomination. I guess they think if you are smart enough for West Point, you're smart enough to figure out the process. :rolleyes:
 

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I can empathize with the small, rural school and counselor not knowing what to do.

I, too, am that homeschool parent and without SAF, I am not sure how we might have managed to get through all the paperwork. Daunting! Harrowing! And really cut into the kids' fencing time. Plus, we had two-at-a-time (twins), so... well, do the math!
 
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