Need Some Advice

onlinejoe1998

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I'm getting a little worried about my chances of obtaining admissions into USMA. My file has been completed since December of 2016, but I was medically disqualified. My RC notified me that the admissions office did request a waiver for my DQ. I know I need the waiver in by April 15th. That date is coming awfully close and I have not been given any updates on the status of the waiver. I've asked my RC when the decisions for admissions would come out and he told me by May 1st. May 1st is a little late to find out as I have safety schools I have to respond to in case USMA denies my appointment. What should I do? Should I wait out the waiver and the appointment decision till May 1st? Or should I begin to start looking at accepting an admissions offer from another school?
 

USMA 1994

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There is always a chance that things can happen. It is getting late in the process and looking at your Plan B would be a wise thing to do. The worse that can happen is you accept your admission to your Plan B and you get an appointment in May or even June. They call that first world problems. You may lose your deposit but in the big scheme of life, that few hundred dollars is only a drop in the bucket.
 

USMA21

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It would be pretty dangerous to wait entirely on WP not accepting offers anywhere else, and find out on May 1st (the deadline for offer acceptance to most US schools) that you are not appointed.
 

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Lots of similar threads on this topic. You should certainly discuss your situation with the Plan B school as many understand it takes longer to find out your final status at the SA.
 

brovol

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Figure out exactly how long you can hold off on the other college. Have your oars in the water on that option, ready to row, so you are all set for that plan. Figure on doing it too, without expectations about West Point. If doing ROTC, square that away. If you happen to get a WP appointment, celebrate then bail on regular college plan, even eating the deposit.

I would call your RC and ask for any insight. At this point I would probably call as frequently as they will tolerate.
 

~2020mom

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My cadet was in the same place last year and received appointment in mid April. Best of luck to you!
 

onlinejoe1998

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Figure out exactly how long you can hold off on the other college. Have your oars in the water on that option, ready to row, so you are all set for that plan. Figure on doing it too, without expectations about West Point. If doing ROTC, square that away. If you happen to get a WP appointment, celebrate then bail on regular college plan, even eating the deposit.

I would call your RC and ask for any insight. At this point I would probably call as frequently as they will tolerate.

Thank you for the insight. I have been emailing my RC about the waiver and he told me all I can do at this point is wait it out. I'm just buckling down and hoping for good results. Also I am allowed to withdraw my acceptance to another college if I find out I got into West Point?
 

ans_usma'21

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Thank you for the insight. I have been emailing my RC about the waiver and he told me all I can do at this point is wait it out. I'm just buckling down and hoping for good results. Also I am allowed to withdraw my acceptance to another college if I find out I got into West Point?

Yes you can back out of another college for WP. The only thing you might not be refunded is a housing deposit but in the long run, that few hundred dollars doesn't even come close to a WP education also considering all SA's are tuition free.
 
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