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
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
• 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

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)

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)

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

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)

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’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’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’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

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
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)
COUNTRY
ALBANIA
BANNGLADESH
BARBADOS
BELIZE
BOLIVIA
BOTSWANA
BULGARIA
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COSTA RICA
CROATIA
CUBA
CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
ESTONIA
FINLAND
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HAITI
HONDURAS
JAMAICA
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KOREA
NUMBER
0*
1
3
1
4
2
7
1
7*
5
8
6*
25
6
3
1
7
6
1
8*
3
1
7
3
1
11
6
2
3
2
8*
COUNTRY
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN
LATVIA
LIBERIA
LITHUANIA
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
NICARAGUA
NIGERIA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
ROMANIA
SENEGAL
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
SLOVENIA
SRI LANKA
SWITZERLAND
THAILAND
TAIWAN
TRINIDAD
TUNISIA
TURKEY
URUGUAY
VENEZUELA
VIETNAM
ZIMBABWE
* Anticipated 2008 Graduates
NUMBER
1
1* (2)
2
2
2*
2
7
2
7
3
14
1
3
75* (2)
1
4* (2)
2
1
7*
4
0*
1
17
2*
3
1*
14
4
6
1
3
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
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
*would require waiver for USMA
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
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
*would require waiver for USMA
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
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
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
• Countries eligible to nominate
158
159
• Countries that nominated
37
32
• Number of candidates nominated
127
116
Current Status of Nominations (cont)
TOTALS
Open files
# files completed
116
52
# files incomplete
64
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