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International Cadet Program. Agenda Governing legislation for international cadet program International Candidate Qualifications International Cadet Support.

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1 International Cadet Program

2 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

3 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

4 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)

5 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)

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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)

12 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.

13 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

14 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.

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 Current Status of Nominations (cont) Open files # files completed# files incomplete TOTALS 1165264

22 QuestionsQuestions


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