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.

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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)
    • 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
  • 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. 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 2020. 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

West Point’s 47 Month Development Experience

Note: The four catalogs above provide basic information on disciplinary majors, completion requirements, courses, and required sequencing.  

Post-Graduation - Service as an Officer in the U.S. Army

Cadet Achievement