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I hope to enroll in the West Point class of 2018, and wish to attend the Summer Leadership Experience. I am currently trying to decide which workshop to apply for. I am interested in math and physics, but have already taken advanced courses in those areas. Will those workshops be worthwhile for me, or should I request different ones?

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

Any of the workshops will be worthwhile, in my opinion.  The purpose of the Summer Leadership Seminar is to give you a taste of West Point, the entire experience, not just academics.  I would simply pick the workshop that most interests you, even if it is a subject you know and perform well in.

I hope that's not too simple an answer, Hannah.  It is my best one!

Good luck in your quest.

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.


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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