USMA appointment?

Papa7

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Ok, so I finally got some clarity. I was offered an appointment to USMAPS, not USMA. My Congressional citation is technically incorrect because it refers to an appointment to USMA. Rather than reporting to R-Day on June 27, I think I report for CCBT on July 11. Overall, I take this as good news. Still confused because I didn't think 3Q'd candidates were eligible for USMAPS. Also I thought that all USMAPS slots were filled, but maybe I was automatically waitlisted. I'm also told that a USMA appointment for class of 2027 is very likely if I perform as expected. Overall, I think is great news... right?

I do have to think about this a bit because I have a good setup already with the fall.

Also, just to respond to some comments: My USMA portal is set up for my 2027 application already so I don't see a way to access my 2026 application.
We are happy for you! USMAPS is a great option! Some considerations:
1. Generally going to USMAPS does not guarantee an appointment to USMA. However, the only ways to really get declined from USMA is if you fail your classes or if you get in trouble. Many have gone through, so can you!
2. If you really want USMA, then I’d say go for USMAPS. It may be an extra year, but it won’t be a wasted year. DD’s friend went to USMAPS turning down ROTC scholarships and said it was the best decision they’ve made.
 

DrMom

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I know…I feel like we will need an update. On the final decision….only great choices for this young man.
 

GRO

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Curious as to your SAT scores or if you were a recruited athlete? I was academically disqualified and would jump at a USMAPS appointment but was told to re-apply and basically was told that USMAPS was not an option? Received a congressional nomination and passed my DoDMERB. My math SAT scores were not good, it is confusing as I thought USMAPS was meant for folks like me?
 

MidCakePa

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Curious as to your SAT scores or if you were a recruited athlete?
Beware playing the comparison game. There are many more factors at play and knowing OP’s SAT won’t tell you anything about your own situation.

My math SAT scores were not good, it is confusing as I thought USMAPS was meant for folks like me?
You may have been a candidate for MAPS. But there are many candidates for MAPS and not everyone can be accepted.
 

Heatherg21

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You didn't let anyone down. You did what you thought was best for you, that's not an easy thing when there is something really shiny in front of you.

Good luck to you in your endeavors.
 

GRO

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ROTC. I'm sorry for letting anyone down. I had an opportunity at another good school I just could not pass up.
Congratulations! You will do extremely well, whatever you choose! As long as you didn’t let yourself down.
 

DrMom

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ROTC. I'm sorry for letting anyone down. I had an opportunity at another good school I just could not pass up.
You made a fantastic choice. You really did. Best wishes. You will do great things. The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs went to Princeton on ROTC. You are going to an 'oh wow!' sort of school...go do great things and enjoy!
 
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