So I'm a cadet with the Class of 2018 and as a member of the Cadet Public Relations Council I ended up sitting at a table with Colonel McDonald (Director of Admissions) and MAJ Smith (Great Lakes Regional Commander). We were discussing admissions with a bunch of educators in the Thayer Hotel and COL McDonald mentioned something that I thought might be worth sharing. Turns out that USMA Admissions acquires all of the essays from the SAT and ACT and has the English Department review them all. I didn't know about this as a candidate and I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I figured that some of you would want to know. I'm mentioning this so that maybe it'll push some of you guys to try that much harder on your essays. Best of luck, and in anticipation of this weekend, BEAT NAVY!