US Military Academy at West Point/requirements

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Hey I am Scout. I wanted to be in the U.S Army.Then I heard about Westpoint Academy .I have some years till I get out of highschool but I went ahead researched it.I am really interested.I found out you go in for four years then desire a branch of the army you would like to be in.What are the physical and academic requirements to get in.

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

As you know, West Point is looking for well rounded young men and women who are good students, good athletes and good leaders.  Having a balance in all three areas is important to maximize your competitive position. It is also required that you meet the medical standards for enlistment or appointment into the military service.

The requirements for admission are spelled out in detail on the Admissions website at:

    www.westpoint.edu/admissions

A good summary is found in the Prospectus that can be downloaded and printed.

    http://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/Shared%20Documents/wp_prospectus.pdf

That is a great place to start your research.

Good luck in your quest, Scout.

Best Regards,

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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.

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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.

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

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