National Guard to West Point

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  1. jfalk9

    jfalk9 New Member

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    I'm currently enlisted in the national guard as an 11B infantryman. I'm headed to basic in a few months as a split op candidate, and I'll be applying to West Point Class of '22. My recruiter told me there was a route to West Point specifically for National Guardsmen. Any insight or information?
     
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    It's not exactly a direct route, it just can help out. What it is is another path to get a Nomination to the Academy, which is helpful. On top of the extra path to a nomination, being in the service helps to set yourself apart from others. None of that matters if your Whole Candidate Score is still poor though, so you still need to strive academically and as a leader, and make sure you still get a good SAT/ACT score.
     
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    There are 85 slots for active duty soldiers and 85 slots for reserve component each year to West Point. My older brother did not make admission the first year he applied to WP but he joined the National Guard and re-applied the following year and made it. Best of luck.
     
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    jfalk9 New Member

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    Very helpful! Thank you.
     
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    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    I disagree as there is a direct route for soldiers, both active, reserves, and NG. The service connected nomination, specifically soldier nomination means, they only compete against each other and they will be considered for the prep school. The prep school is about third recruits athletes, third soldiers, and third diversity candidates. If you looked at the minimum recommended scores for soldiers on the admissions website, a lot lower than the average accepted candidate scores. Of course, to get the soldier nomination, need to get your commander endorsement.
     
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    Thank you.
     

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