What isthe GPA requirement for West Point Academy?
It is also important to note that what courses you take in high school are important as well as how you do. From the West Point's Admissions FAQs:
"To prepare yourself for the academic curriculum at West Point, you should complete four years of English with a strong emphasis on composition, grammar, literature and speech; four years of college preparatory mathematics, to include algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, and trigonometry as a minimum; two years of a foreign language; two years of a laboratory science such as chemistry and physics, and one year of U.S. history, including courses in geography, government and economics. If your school includes a course in precalculus and calculus in its curriculum, and a basic computing course, these courses will be helpful in preparing you for your first year at West Point."
If you don't meet the GPA requirement, it is still worth applying. The military academies look for well rounded applicants for selection. West Point has a preparatory program called US Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) to help prepare applicants who are otherwise competitive for selection academically for the rigors of a military college. There is not a separate application for USMAPS. If you apply to West Point, you are automatically considered for USMAPS based on your academic record and other factors.
With any Service Academy, the nominations you receive also play a factor. For example, if you have a slightly weaker academic record than another applicant from your region, but you receive a nomination and they do not, you would likely be admitted over them. The nominations process is just as important to admission as any other factor.
The tricky thing about nominations is there is a slightly different process to apply for nomination based on who you are seeking that nomination from. Each Senator and Representative dictates their nomination process, and this can vary from in person interviews, a written application process, or some combination of both.
A good reference and first step is to contact your Field Force Representative. They can guide you along through the application process and will be able to answer region specific questions.
Meighan recommends the following next steps:
They don't mention GPA on the admissions page. http://www.usma.edu/admissions/SitePages/FAQ_Admission.aspx
But, I did find this page that mentions A's and B's: http://www.usma.edu/admissions/SitePages/Pros_Cadets_Seniors.aspx