Rejection from West Point...

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  1. armybrat0401

    armybrat0401 Member

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    So if a rejection letter is sent my way sometime in the next few months, what does it mean for the future? One of my friends told me I'd be offered to attend USMAPS, is this true? Or do I just need to try again the next year for USMA? I have two nominations (rep and senator), am academically and physically qualified, and passed my DODMERB. I don't know too much about the prep school but I would seriously consider it if offered. Thanks!
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You would need to reapply next year. Sometimes USMAPS might be offered to someone, but only if they are considered academically UNqualified. Since you're qualified that option wouldn't be open to you, at least under normal circumstances.
     
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    @kinnem is correct. USMAPS is offered typically to someone who scores high overall but is lacking in test scores or GPA and would benefit from a year of development. Unfortunately if you are 3Q, that takes this out of the equation.

    However, you CAN reapply from an Army ROTC program next year while earning an ROTC nomination.
     
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  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    If you are not offered an appointment, this is where your Plan B kicks in. If you want to be an Army officer, you should also have been exploring AROTC scholarships or being a college programmer. Your freshman year college schedule should mimic USMA Plebe academics. You also have to weigh whether you want to be a re-applicant to USMA, and be ready to follow re-applicant guidance while excelling at Plan B.

    If you are a qualified candidate, clearly you have a lot to offer. Doors close, windows open.

    People do get in on second, third and even fourth tries, up to the aging-out threshold. Perseverance and strong college academics can sometimes carry the ship over the shoal (I’m Navy, can’t help the salty reference).
     
  5. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    Years ago, I met a West Point firstie who actually was at USMA working on her second bachelors degree. She had graduated from another university in three years before applying to USMA.
     
  6. Parent of 4

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    My DS was 3Q last year and did not get in. W.P. Offered an AOG scholarship which he accepted. He has spent this year at MMI and last week received his appointment

    If you REALLY want it and are qualified there is always a way. Never give up your dream.
     
  7. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI Class of 2019+3, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Have you looked into any of the Senior Military Colleges? They're great Plan Bs if you're looking for strict, military discipline in a structured environment.
     
  8. bookreader

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    I hope you have a plan B.

    My son had a strong plan B - to attend VMI. He pursued ROTC (and received the 4 year scholarship) and so he was going to become an army officer one way or another. That was his highest goal - to be an officer. He hoped that he would learn the profession of arms at WP, but if not, then he would learn it somewhere else.
     
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  9. USMA 1994

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    Just to be clear from USMA, Candidates who are not qualified academically or through Leadership/ECAs may be considered for the Prep School. Qualified candidates cannot be appointed there.

    AOG Sponsored Candidates are typically qualified.
     
  10. mom3boys

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    Most STEM majors take 4.5-5 years to complete, so my son thought it no big deal to reapply, since a dream is worth going after. His college education will take him 5 years...most of his friends are taking that long at the tech school down the street (Ga Tech). =)
     
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  11. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

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    Back to the OP. I think it is important to recognize that every year kids who are 3Q with a nom walk away with nothing more than a TWE. Everyone does not get the prep school or AOG. Hence, the need to apply for Army ROTC and a great civilian college or SMC that the kid really wants to attend.
     
  12. ten042

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    I know the waiting is agonizing! But many schools don’t send their decisions until 4/1, and that’s when things will begin to solidify for the Academy and their offers. Work your Plan B, but do not give up hope yet, way too soon to feel discouraged!!! It all works out!!! Good luck to you.
     
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    I might add to not wait until WP offers you an AOG spot, IF, they offer you a spot. As soon as it looked more and more like my DD was not going to win her slate, she let her RC know she would do whatever it took! He told her she wasn't qualified for USMAPS because she was 3q'd, but wanted to know if she would take an AOG for 1 year. She jumped at the chance. It was offered, she accepted, began the process, then out of the blue 3 weeks later her Senator called her to notify her she was headed directly to USMA! You never know what can happen.
     
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  14. UHBlackhawk

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    Basically you have several options if you really want to attend USMA.
    1. Go to a plan B school. Hopefully on an ROTC scholarship, but even if you don't get a scholarship sign up for ROTC and reapply. Look for opportunities at your university such as sports or clubs that would help your resume.
    2. AOG spot, if offered. Great option. Two of my brothers and two nieces did this at USNA.
    3. Enlist and reapply from the ranks.

    My DD did a combination of 1 and 3. Went to school for a semester on an ROTC and athletic scholarship. Dropped out and enlisted, then applied from the ranks. Currently a Plebe.
     
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  15. QWE123

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    Where on the portal will it say qualified or do you receive a letter in the portal stating that you are qualified?
     
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    As soon as you open your portal, there will be a box that is a pdf to open and read. You won't be able to miss it
     
  17. Usamom2018

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    My son has had everything complete for some time now and all seems to be qualified , but he has not received my type of qualification letter. Does anyone know why or if there is something he is missing?
     
  18. Hoosiermom18

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    I know from reading other threads on here that not everybody gets the 3 Q letter because sometimes they don’t send them. Now, I don’t understand most of this stuff so I can’t even tell you who sends the 3Q letter—-but I do remember reading that some do send them and some don’t. I also read that lots of people get them and have noms and don’t get in, and then other people don’t get them and they get in, so I think it’s a nice reassuring piece of information to have but it doesn’t seem to mean much in the whole process.
     
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    What is an AOG?
     
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    Association of Graduates:
     
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