Military academy applications are nothing to waste time on getting completed. In fact, there are many necessary steps far different and above the normal application for admission to your typical college or university. Missing any one of the many additional steps could not only delay your application but could result in compromising the application review.
The number of applicants across all branches of the military has increased in numbers throughout the last several years. With more superb applicants have come an increased level of competition. Students are encouraged to do what they can to make themselves more competitive. Higher test scores alone will no longer be enough to set potential candidates apart. The application process for high school juniors begins in January of their junior year and must be completed by October of their senior year!
Here are a few of the many tips offered by the USMA (United States Military Academy):
It is your responsibility to complete your file, not your parents. Read all instructions carefully. Do not wait months to contact the office to find out what’s wrong with your file or what you think is missing. Please put your candidate ID number and state you are from on all your correspondence.
Put your CORRECT Social Security number on the SAT/ACT exam, DO NOT GUESS. It will cause problems later in the process. Have the scores sent to USMA from the College Board. The code for USMA SAT is 2924 and ACT is 2976.
When it is time for your medical physical, bring copies of all your medical documents with you that pertain to broken bones, allergies, skin diseases or anything that may be an issue down the line. If you have broken a bone, make sure to get a letter from your doctor explaining “that you have returned to full rigorous activities with no limitations”.
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