International Candidate, Class of 2020

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by avalon, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. avalon

    avalon New Member

    Mar 23, 2016
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    It's been roughly a month since I finished my application. I have been reading most of the threads in this forum for a month, and I have seen that most of the candidates got an appointment, or at least, heard back from the USMA. I know that the right thing to do is to contact the U.S. Defense Attache Office and the people that helped me with the application, but I don't like to be a burden to them, for I believe that if they had any news they would immediately notify me. I would like to ask someone who has gone through the same situation or has sufficient information about my situation. When should I expect to hear back from the USMA?
  2. LibertyKid2020

    LibertyKid2020 Member

    Mar 21, 2016
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    I'm in the same boat as you. My application has been finished for three months now and I haven't heard a word from admissions. As long as you haven't received the Thin White Envelope (TWE), you still have a fighting chance. I have three siblings that have attended USMA, and they all had to make their decision by mid April. So if that is still the case, everyone should be hearing by then. I know there will be some that hear within days of R-Day, but the majority of applicants should hear within the next few weeks. I hope that answers your question.
  3. 845something

    845something Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    @avalon - you are on a different path than US citizens. As an international candidate, all of your packets go up together. At a special committee meeting, they consider all the international candidates and rank order them. Those go to the Superintendent with the committee's recommendation. The Supt takes into consideration Department of State priorities, Department of Defense priorities, number of Cadets from that country already in attendance, and the committee's assessment/ranking of the candidates. This is all done usually in April, so you should hear late in the month or early May.
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