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Welcome to West Point’s student consumer information page. The contents of this page are intended to provide easy access and inform candidates, cadets, their families, and other consumers about the Academy's developmental programs and outcomes.  The specific information and links available below acts as a central resource for information aligned with disclosure and reporting requirements of The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 2008).
 
References:
 Overview:
 
    • General Institutional Information
    • Admission Requirements and Procedures
    • Student Financial Assistance
    • West Point’s 47 Month Development Experience
    • USMA Graduates – Leaders of Character and Service as an Officer in the US Army
    • Cadet Achievement
 
 
General Institutional Information
·    Information related to institutional or financial aid is provided in the links below.  Admissions questions can be addressed at (845) 938–4041. Information and instructions  for interested candidates can be found in the West Point Catalog Admissions document.
·         USMA strategic documents:
·         Health and Safety
·         West Point Department of Emergency Services 
·         Privacy of Student Records−Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): The Dean's Policy and Operating Memorandum # 2-8 states that USMA is a federal agency and cadets are federal employees, the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, is the policy that guides cadet privacy procedures. Grades and other academic information are not released to parents and guardians without cadet consent. Cadets provide consent by selecting this option in the West Point Academy Management System (p.2).  
·         Voter Registration
·         Instructional Facilities (map)
o Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities- all candidates must be screened through a comprehensive medical evaluation ensuring no disabilities that would prevent commissioning.
·         Faculty
·         Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements. The United States Military Academy does not accept transfer credits and does not have articulation agreements with other institutions. Cadets are able to validate some courses - Validation and Advanced Placement (AP).
·         West Point's Statement of Accreditation. USMA has been successively accredited each decade since 1949 by The Middle States Commission of Higher Education.  Middle States accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2015 - the next accreditation will be in 2021. The following USMA majors are and have been continuously accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, since the initial date shown:
 
Chemical Engineering, October 1, 2012​ ​Civil Engineering, October 1, 1985
Electrical Engineering, October 1, 1985​ Engineering Management, October 1, 1985
​Environmental Engineering, October 1, 1995 Mechanical Engineering, October 1, 1985
Nuclear Engineering, October 1, 2007​ Systems Engineering, October 1, 1995
 
    
The following USMA majors are and have been continuously accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,  since the initial date shown:  
 
Computer Science, October 1, 1997​ In​formation Technology, October 1, 2007.
 
The USMA major, Geospatial Information Science, is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation continuously since May 1, 2010. The Chemistry Major with Honors track is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society continuously since April 25, 2013.
 
·         Computer File Sharing
·         USMA calendar
 
Admission Requirements and Procedures
·        West Point Catalog
·         Cadet Diversity
 
Student Financial Assistance
·         Cost of Attendance - As members of the U.S. Army, cadets receive room, board and more than $10,000 per year in pay. Cadets pay for a notebook computer, uniforms, textbooks, and activity fees from this amount. Each cadet candidate is asked to make an initial deposit of $2,000 to help defray initial expenses.
·         Student Loan Information-Cadets can accept scholarships from outside agencies provided the grant is not earmarked for tuition, or room & board. 
o   Refund Policy
 
West Point’s 47 Month Development Experience
·         Programs
Note: the four catalogs above provide basic information on disciplinary majors, completion requirements, courses, and required sequencing. 
·         Archived Catalogs
·         Academic calendar
·         Student Activities
·         Student performance in academic programs
·        Textbook Information
 
·         Career placement services
 
·         Retention Rates
·         Graduation Rates
·         Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid. USMA cadets do not receive student aid.