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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

More Information Links at West Point Web Site

The link below provides some very useful "quick links" to useful data and information such as the latest West Point catalog, the Summer Leader's Seminar, Candidate visits, and so on. Check it out:


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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here is some news about the West Point Summer Leader Seminar 2009:

3 December 2008

Greetings and best wishes from West Point! What a great day to be supporting your United States Military Academy and the finest Army the world has ever seen! We truly appreciate all of the hard work you have put into the Class of 2013. In the next couple of weeks, students will start submitting applications for Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) 2009. As West Point’s “Scouts out,” we want to arm you with the most current information on SLS. Please support this valuable program by informing students and their influencers and encouraging candidates to apply.

SLS 2009 will take place 30 May-5 June and 6-12 June 2009. It will bring together approximately 900, an increase of 100 over last year, outstanding rising high school seniors from around the country for a six-day immersion into West Point. The Director of Admissions and the Dean of the Academic Board co-sponsor SLS. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, intramurals, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants stay in cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of $325 to pay for food, workshop materials, and some West Point apparel. A total of 53 First and Second Class Cadets participate in the program and earn cadet summer training detail credit while serving as workshop chain of command down to the squad leader level and they are responsible for planning and executing all SLS activities.

Students apply for SLS online only at http://admissions.usma.edu/. There will be a link to “click” to apply for SLS starting 15 December 2008 and ending on 1 April 2009. Students are selected from among the top performers academically and in leadership potential as gauged by their extracurricular and athletic activities with consideration given to class composition goals. The SLS selection process is an abbreviated version of the West Point admissions process. Last year, we received over 3,500 applications for SLS and we anticipate similar interest this year. Generally, students invited to attend SLS will be competitive for admission to West Point.

Once a student applies for SLS, their status becomes “Pending.” Upon review of their application, applicants will be placed into one of three categories: Offered, on the Waiting List, or Not Selected. If you know of a special student, one whose qualities might not be apparent and would help them gain admission, or a student that might help you break into a high school you have been working on, please contact me to discuss. Students invited to SLS in December and January will have until 1 March to accept, those offered in February will have until 1 April, and those offered in March and April will have until 1 May. The intent is to draw from the Waiting List as needed to fill the SLS class with the best 900 students.

The SLS brochure, course descriptions and additional SLS information are located online at http://admissions.usma.edu/. Each SLS session will be a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence as well as providing many social opportunities. What better way for a student to understand our academy than to live it? SLS provides a unique overview of cadet life and a once in a lifetime opportunity for competitive candidates. SLS is the number one accessions program with nearly half of the attendees joining the next class of the United States Corps of Cadets and becoming future members of the Long Gray Line.


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