Prior Enlistment Applicant

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  1. GoArmy2023

    GoArmy2023 Member

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    More information about prior enlisted applicants? Here are some topics I would like to know more about:

    -Is it true that prior enlisted soldier are reserved admission spots?
    - Does a reserve component contract get canceled if I get admitted to West Point?
    - How does being prior enlisted effect application (USMAPS etc.)
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    If you have not read every page, dropdown and link on the USMA.edu site, especially in the Admissions area, I recommend it.

    See this link:
    https://www.usma.edu/admissions/sitepages/faq_soldiers.aspx

    I believe I have read here on SAF that there is a dedicated counselor in Admissions for enlisted applicants. I know there is one at USNA.

    I am sure others from the USMA family of posters will chime in, and with luck, some prior enlisted current cadets.
     
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  3. UHBlackhawk

    UHBlackhawk Member

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    My DD was prior service.

    1. Yes, there are a certain number of slots for prior service. This does not guarantee you a spot, however, as you must still be qualified.
    2. Your enlisted contract is put on the back burner, so to speak, if accepted to a service academy. If you drop out your prior contract becomes effective once again.
    3. You do get points for being prior service.
     
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  4. Teragram

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    There is a dedicated admissions counselor for prior enlisted, USMAPS and sponsored civil prep applicants. His contact information is on the admissions page of website.
     
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  5. thomasvlogs

    thomasvlogs USMA '16

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    Spot on. Let me know if you have additional questions. I was a prior service USMA grad.
     
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  6. GoArmy2023

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    Wait so if I enlist in the National Gurd via split ops this year and get 3Q with a nom, I will get admitted automatically? I read some online article that some prior enlisted spots go unfilled.
     
  7. UHBlackhawk

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    You would not be admitted automatically but you would pretty much automatically get a nomination and would fall under prior service for numbers. My DD has a classmate who did that.
    There are no guarantees.
     
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