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International Cadet Program. Agenda. Governing legislation for international cadet program International Candidate Qualifications International Cadet Support System Geographic Representation in the Corps of Cadets Overview of admission cycle sequence Current status of nominations.

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International cadet program

InternationalCadetProgram


Agenda

Agenda

  • Governing legislation for international cadet program

  • International Candidate Qualifications

  • International Cadet Support System

  • Geographic Representation in the Corps of Cadets

  • Overview of admission cycle sequence

  • Current status of nominations


Governing legislation facts

Governing Legislation Facts

  • 159 countries invited to nominate for Class of 2012

  • Countries invited to participate are selected by:

    - U.S. State Department and,

    - U.S. Department of Defense

  • Each country selected can nominate up to 6 candidates

  • IAW P.L. 107-107 (Dec ’02), USMA is authorized international cadet strength of 60 in U.S.C.C.

  • Cannot have more than 3 cadets at USMA at any one time unless granted an exception by DoD


Tuition waivers

Tuition Waivers

  • Title 10 USC Sec 4344 – foreign countries must reimburse for tuition cost

  • Current annual reimbursable cost is $71,033

  • P.L. 107-107 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to grant waivers in whole or in part

    • tuition assistance determined by GNP of country

    • no waivers for World Bank “High Income Countries” ($11,116 or greater per captia = No waiver)


International candidate qualifications

International Candidate Qualifications

  • Nomination from foreign government official

  • International candidate requirements:

    - 17-22 years of age

    - Unmarried

    - Not pregnant nor any legal obligation to support a dependent

  • Academic qualifications:

    - An above-average high school or college academic record

    - Strong performance on SAT/ACT (V=504/M=625)

    - English proficiency on TOEFL (87/120)


International candidate qualifications cont d

International Candidate Qualifications (cont’d)

  • Leadership qualifications:

    • - Active participation in athletic/extracurricular/ and community activities

    • - Supportive recommendations from school officials/USDAO

  • Physical qualifications:

    • - Above-average strength, endurance and agility

    • - Adequate performance on the CFA

    • - Certificate of medical fitness from a licensed physician is required


International cadet support system cont d

International Cadet Support System (cont’d)

  • Director of Admissions:

    • - Provides admissions information and assistance to USDAOs in nominating host nations

    • - Guidance to the USMA Admissions Committee on:

      • Assessment of international candidate’s overall record

      • Selection of international candidate

    • - Arranges for initial travel to USMA

    • - Provides international cadet orientation prior to R-day


International cadet admissions sequence

International Cadet Admissions Sequence

  • August:

    • - USMA International Admissions Officer receives list of countries invited to participate (list published by DOD)

    • - USMA International AO sends Message to USDAOs in invited countries citing critical information and dates in the admissions cycle

    • - USMA International AO sends applications and instructions to USDAOs in invited countries


International cadet admissions sequence cont d

International Cadet Admissions Sequence (cont’d)

  • 31 January:

    • - suspense for receipt of all nominations from USDAOs

  • 14 March:

    • - suspense for file completion

  • 15 March – 31 March- International AO screens all files, prepares for English AC member

  • NLT 31 March – SITREP to Director of Admissions on International Cadet program status


International cadet admissions sequence cont d1

International Cadet Admissions Sequence (cont’d)

  • 1 - 4 April - Review by AC member (Dept. of English)

  • 4 April - Return of files to International AO

  • 5-7 April - Prep International files for committee;

  • 15 April - AC Votes on the Slate

  • 21 April - SITREP to Superintendent on International Cadet program status

  • 28 April- USDAOs are Notified


International cadet admissions sequence cont d2

International Cadet Admissions Sequence (cont’d)

  • Early May:

    • - USDAOs with nominees who have been selected for admission notify the USMA International Admissions Officer of “accept/decline” decisions

  • Mid-May:

    • - USMA International AO sends “admit packages” to USDAOs with nominees who accepted the appointment (“admit package” contains appointment certificates, visa requests, travel orders, plane tickets, International orientation schedule, Admissible Video, etc)


International cadet admissions sequence cont d3

International Cadet Admissions Sequence (cont’d)

  • Wednesday prior to R-day

    • - International Cadets travel to JFK or LaGuardia Airports, and are met by the USMA International Admissions Officer

  • Thursday & Friday prior to R-day

    • - International Cadet orientation at West Point

  • Monday, R-day

    • - International Cadets join the United States Corps of Cadets.


International cadet support system

International Cadet Support System

  • Commandant of Cadets:

    • - Overall proponent

    • - Arranges for host sponsors (USMA staff & faculty)

    • - Assists in travel arrangements during leave periods

  • Dean of the Academic Board:

    • - Ensures academic placement and evaluation

    • - Maintains academic standards for all cadets

    • - Continual academic monitoring of international cadets


International cadet support system1

International Cadet Support System

  • Department of Foreign Languages:

    • - LE101/102 (ESL) replaces the foreign language requirement.

    • - International Cadets screened during CBT by the English Department.

    • - Course focuses on college-level reading, writing, and analysis of text for the non-native English speaker.


International graduates of usma 1889 2006

COUNTRYNUMBER

ALBANIA 0*

BANNGLADESH 1

BARBADOS 3

BELIZE 1

BOLIVIA 4

BOTSWANA 2

BULGARIA 7

CAMBODIA 1

CAMEROON 7*

CHILE 5

CHINA 8

COLOMBIA 6*

COSTA RICA 25

CROATIA 6

CUBA 3

CZECH REPUBLIC 1

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 7

ECUADOR 6

EGYPT 1

EL SALVADOR 8*

ESTONIA 3

FINLAND 1

GUATEMALA 7

GUYANA 3

HAITI 1

HONDURAS 11

JAMAICA 6

JORDAN 2

KAZAKHSTAN 3

KENYA 2

KOREA 8*

COUNTRYNUMBER

KUWAIT 1

KYRGYZSTAN 1* (2)

LATVIA 2

LIBERIA 2

LITHUANIA 2*

MALAWI 2

MALAYSIA 7

MEXICO 2

NICARAGUA 7

NIGERIA 3

PANAMA 14

PARAGUAY 1

PERU 3

PHILIPPINES 75* (2)

POLAND 1

ROMANIA 4* (2)

SENEGAL 2

SIERRA LEONE 1

SINGAPORE 7*

SLOVENIA 4

SRI LANKA 0*

SWITZERLAND 1

THAILAND 17

TAIWAN 2*

TRINIDAD 3

TUNISIA 1*

TURKEY 14

URUGUAY 4

VENEZUELA 6

VIETNAM 1

ZIMBABWE 3

International Graduates of USMA (1889 – 2006)

* Anticipated 2008 Graduates


Geographic representation in the corps of cadets

Geographic Representation in the Corps of Cadets

  • AFRICA: 6

    • Cameroon – 3, Chad, Rwanda, Kenya

  • CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA: 12

    • Belize-3, Colombia-2, El Salvador, Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua-2 , Peru, Paraguay

  • EUROPE & EURASIA: 15

  • Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan-2, Lithuania-3, Latvia, Romania-3, Bulgaria-2, Albania-2, Georgia

  • MIDDLE EAST: 5

    • Tunisia – 2, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq

  • ASIA: 20

    • South Korea-3, Brunei, Malaysia, Sri Lanka-2, Singapore-2, Philippines-2,

    • Taiwan-2, Thailand-3, Maldives-3, Cambodia

  • PACIFIC: 1

    • Tonga

  • CARIBBEAN: 1

    • Dominican Republic

  • 60 International Cadets with an anticipated 16 graduating in 2008


International cadet program

Countries Invited to Nominate for the Class of 2012

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Antigua/Barbuda

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize*

Benin

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina-Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Colombia

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Republic of

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Dominica

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fed. States of Micronesia

Fiji

Finland

*would require waiver for USMA


International cadet program

Countries Invited to Nominate for the Class of 2012

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives*

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

*would require waiver for USMA


International cadet program

Countries Invited to Nominate for the Class of 2012

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Sao Tome

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Seychelles

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

St. Kitts

St. Lucia

St. Vincent

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad-Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirate

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia


Current status of nominations

Current Status of Nominations

  • Class of 2011Class of 2012

  • Countries eligible to nominate 158 159

  • Countries that nominated 37 32

  • Number of candidates nominated 127 116


Current status of nominations cont

Current Status of Nominations (cont)


International cadet program

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