It is quite common in Europe to take one year off after high school to do foreign service before entering college. It is not so common here in the USA. My oldest son, who attended Texas A&M, took one year off after high school to do foreign service before starting college. Does anyone know if this is possible with respect to USMA? If you receive a formal appointment to attend, can you request a one year deferment and attend one year later? Under what conditions? Or would you have to redo the complete application process?