When should my file be completed by?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Commander_Tyler, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Commander_Tyler

    Commander_Tyler Member

    May 30, 2014
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    I know it's best to finish as early as possible, but when is too late to finish?

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  2. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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    West Point does not have rolling admissions anymore, but that does not mean that you should wait until the deadline to finish your application. There are many good reasons why you should complete your file as soon as you can.

    Focus on getting your file finished with a sense of urgency. Odds are, your fellow applicants are. :thumb:
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  3. 845something

    845something Member

    Feb 22, 2013
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    Other than past the file completion deadline, there is not a universal too late. There are just too many variables: nomination types, competition in the district, medical issues (yours and your competitors), 7th semester grades/changes in class rank, and repeated testing. Officially, your file is not complete until those 7th semester transcripts are in (fall college transcripts for more seasoned candidates); however, admissions will academically qualify a file based on 6th semester transcripts.

    Your best best to improve your odds is to aim for completion at a reasonable early date - 1 October - then keep testing, finalize nomination packets/interviews, and update admissions after the new year.
  4. Dixieland

    Dixieland 5-Year Member

    Mar 10, 2010
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    When my grad applied, granted they still had rolling admissions, but he worked to complete everything before school started because he was so busy during the school year and he was tired of worrying about the WP application and nomination paperwork.

    I agree with buff81, work with a sense of urgency. Thousands of other candidates are hustling to finish or have already submitted everything. You also need to be working on Plan B and completing things for other colleges and applying for an ROTC scholarship.

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