Cadet Consumer Information
Welcome to West Point’s cadet consumer information page. The information on this page is intended to assist candidates, cadets, their families, and others in obtaining information about the Academy's developmental programs and outcomes. Per federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 2008), educational institutions are required to disclose specific consumer information about the school. This page provides general information about the United States Military Academy.
- MSCHE policy: Published Information, October 16, 2017
- Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, 2009
- MSCHE Institutional Federal Compliance Report 2018
- 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:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
- Vaccination Policy
- 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
- Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities- all candidates must be screened through a comprehensive medical evaluation ensuring no disabilities that would prevent commissioning status
- 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. However, cadets are able to validate some courses - Validation and Advanced Placement (AP) .
- West Point's Statement of Accreditation. USMA was first accredited by Middle States in 1949 and has been reaccredited each successive decade. Middle States accreditation was reaffirmed in 2015, the next 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
Electrical Engineering, October 1, 1985
Environmental Engineering, October 1, 1995
Nuclear Engineering, October 1, 2007
Civil Engineering, October 1, 1985
Engineering Management, October 1, 1985
Mechanical Engineering, October 1, 1985
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
- Information 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.
Admissions Requirements and Procedures
Student Financial Assistance
- Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
- Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs-NA
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Price of Attendance - As members of the U.S. Army, cadets receive room, board and more than $10,000 per year in pay. The cadet must 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.
West Point’s 47 Month Development Experience
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
- Grading system and related policies.
- Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)
- Textbook Information
- Student employment after graduation
- Career placement services
- Placement and employment rates
- Graduate and Professional Education Placement