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Whole Candidate Score

pyoo323pyoo323 Posts: 29Registered User New Member
Anybody know what the Whole Candidate Score is comprised of? I have a basic idea, but not really sure. Also, what is a score that would be equal to someone getting an appointment?

I just talked to someone who told me a candidate score of about 600 or above usually means you can get in.

I have no idea if this is correct or anywhere near the figure, does anyone know? Thanks.
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Replies to: Whole Candidate Score

  • airborne101airborne101 Posts: 102Registered User Junior Member
    All I know for sure is that the CFA accounts for 10% of the possible total.
  • shogunshogun Posts: 1,895Registered User Senior Member
    As I understand it (and my info is 2 years old), the WCS required in order to garner an offer of appointment will "slide" up (or down) as the candidate year progresses. It is not a number that stays constant. As the level of competition rises, so will the WCS required to enter. I remember being told that the later a candidate completes his/her application the higher the required WCS will be, as the number of available spots dwindles. In other words, it is not a "fixed' number.
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,477Registered User Senior Member
    USMA allocates 30% of the Whole Candidate Score to Leadership. The leadership score includes the candidate's school evaluation, activities, athletics, and leadership positions.

    60% of the Whole Candidate Score is allocated to Academics. The academic score includes high school rank, course difficulty, English SAT and Math SAT or ACTs.

    10% is allocated to the CFA.
  • SteslaSSteslaS Posts: 293Registered User Junior Member
    And the CFA doesnt replace the physical aspect of athletics right?
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,477Registered User Senior Member
    No - you need to have competitive athletic participation, but for WCS purposes it is counted under leadership potential. WP is the only academy that allocates 10% of the WCS towards the CFA.
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