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New Member
Aug 15, 2016
Hi all,

I will be attending MMI in the Fall in their SAP program. My current GPA (as embarrassing as it can get) is a 2. I have taken a ridiculous amount of hard classes since freshmen year and never did well. This year, I have received much better and I think my senior GPA will come to be around 3.2.

Assuming I get all As at MMI and do well in the physical portion, is there really a somewhat chance that I can get into West Point next year? My GPA is so low compared to other candidates that have a >3.5 I don't know if going to MMI would be worth it.

Will the Congressional Nomination board and West Point Admissions look at my high school grades again, because if they do, it's a pretty good chance that they will reject me again for my 9th-11th grade GPA.

My ACT is 32. And this year I passed my DODMERB and Physical test.


5-Year Member
Jun 18, 2012
MMI is a good opportunity to polish up your time management skills, study skills and focus on gaining an appointment. Your ACT score is good and that will be taken into consideration. MMI will prepare an assessment report that you may never see. The report will outline if you ability to succeed in academics based on your performance. In other words the are in communitaions with admissions. Its can be a big risk. Your high school grades are way underperformance. Your WCS is based upon 60 percent academics. But you do have a chance. No one here is connected with the decision makers at WP

Good Luck

Push Hard, Press Forward


Aug 28, 2016
From my experience, with an ACT score of 32 and a GPA of under 3.0, it would appear that you are not lacking in the ability or intellect needed to excel in higher level classes, but rather the commitment, study habits or desire needed to succeed at the level needed for admission to a SA. If you do choose the MMI route you need to honestly self evaluate why your GPA is where it is and make the necessary changes to get all A's. If you can do this you may have an example to present admissions next year of a lesson learned and commitment to become the type of student that will excel at a SA. Most of the young men and women applying have been working for years to be sure their grades, athletics, extracurriculars, etc, are on point and many of those do not get an appointment after all that hard work, you are going to have to convince admissions you are now worth the risk. Not trying to sound harsh, just a reality check that you will need to show admissions next year why they should look past your high school academics and focus on the improvements you've made. If it is truly your desire to attend then do a serious evaluation of your habits as a student these past four years, work harder then you've ever worked, and go for it. Good luck.