i got a paper from the GA academy day talking about them having Early action and how to do it
What does the paper say?
Allow me to clarify "Early Action" and "Early Decision" -
Some colleges have "Early Action" and "Early Decision" admissions policies. For Early Action, if you get your application done by a certain date you will be guaranteed of a response by an early date. For instance, if you get your application done by Nov1, then you will be notified by Dec 15th and won't have to wait with all the "Regular" applications. Early Action is generally not binding and you will have until May 1 to make your decision.
For Early Decision, you would apply by an early date and be bound to accept the offer if given.
West Point offers neither of these scenarios. There is "sort of " a rolling admission process. As early as July/August some candidates who have provided enough information may be made an offer. This is called an LOA or Letter of Assurance. It is an early offer that states if all the conditions are met and appointment is guaranteed.
West Point does this for very highly qualified applicants to compete with civilian schools that offer early action or early decision.
Most cadets do not get into West Point with an LOA. Most will wait until the Congressional Nominations come through and receive their appointment by winning their congressional district or from the national waiting list.
West Point does encourage candidate to complete their application as soon as they can - this does not mean that every applicant will receive an "early" answer. Some will wait until late spring.