Reapplicant Questions

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  1. BenjaminZ

    BenjaminZ 5-Year Member

    Aug 6, 2011
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    Hello everyone.

    After a tough QNS, I have begun working on my reapplication for the c/o 2017. Just had a few questions.

    1. Overall, are reapplications looked at in a positive light because they are reapplying? I feel that because I was 3Q'd and then QNS'd, the fact that I am not giving up will be a good indication of my resilience.

    2. ROTC participation - I am on a full 4-year scholarship to a very good school, but with a smallish ROTC program. Would an ROTC participant stand out in the application process?

    3. How does the ROTC nomination work? I know that my director of military science has to fill it out, but how does selection work? Am I guaranteed the nomination?

    4. Should I completely redo, or simply revise my essays? Does admissions expect a brand new set of responses? I don't want to seem like I am cutting corners.

    Thank you in advance to anyone who can answer these.
  2. MemberLG

    MemberLG 5-Year Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    Yes. I think at least 15% of incoming classes are combination of reapplicants/post high school

    Yes, I wouldn't say stand out. Being an ROTC participant is a positive

    Just need your "direct of military science" signature. Similiar to Presidential, many nominations, but 20 appointments total. I believe West Point doesn't select 20 applicants with ROTC nominations for appointments, rather use ROTC nominations to appoint qualified candidates. So if you get ROTC and MOC nominations; didn't win your Congressional vacancy; if they like you enough West Point can give you an appointment aginst ROTC appointments.

    Don't know, but should revise to add in your reapplication and ROTC experience. Remember, as an reapplicant, the admissions office won't look at you seriously until they get your college trasncript. So you have some time.

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