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Are mainland Chinese allowed to go to the United States Military Academy at West Point and if so how long has this been allowed and by whom?

It's good to hear from you Mike.  Thanks for your interest in West Point.

The International Cadet Program (formerly Foreign Cadet Program before the 1990s) has existed at West Point since the early 19th Century.  You might find the following paper interesting as to the origins and justification for the program.

At the moment I can't find online the explicit list of countries eligible for the International Cadet Program, but I am almost positive that the Peoples Republic of China is NOT on that list.  The Republic of China (Taiwan) IS on the list and regularly sends International Cadets.

If the answer is not definitive enough for you, please send your email address to and I will follow-up directly with Admissions after the Holidays.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays,

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I can answer questions about admissions to West Point; about the history of West Point; about how to travel to West Point, where to eat, where to stay, etc.; and about West Point`s alumni organization, the West Point Association of Graduates.


I am a 1970 Graduate of West Point. I served six years on active duty and another 8 years in the active reserve. I have been actively involved as a Field Admissions Representative for over 20 years and have participated on my Congressman's Academy Selection Panel for over 25 years. I am actively involved in West Point Alumni affairs, serving in roles both with the West Point Association of Graduates and the local alumni chapter in Annapolis, MD. I also have two sons who graduated from West Point in 1995 and 2001. Both are veterans of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War. The 1995 Grad continues to serve on Active Duty in the Army.

Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy, 1970 Master of Science (Computer Science), The Johns Hopkins University, 1980

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