Admissions interview

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  1. tucker92

    tucker92 Member

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    My daughter has an interview with Admissions next week. The admissions field rep she has been working with gave her sound advice on preparedness and what to anticipate. I am wondering what the experiences of your sons and daughters were like.
     
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    When I came in for my interview, it seemed like it was a pretty relaxed atmosphere, the LT was a really nice guy, and there was only one other candidate there. However, all the questions they ask have a meaning to them, and all the answers will have some meaninig in the admissions process. However, even more important is the questions that the candidates ask, or don't, for that matter. Besides that, just be calm, be prepared, and practice all the good interview tips you can find! (eye contact, clear voice, no fidgeting, etc...)
     
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  3. ParkerMom

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    Admission interview? DS never had an admission interview - he submitted his application materials in early November and received his acceptance by Thanksgiving, pending an "all clear" from DoDmerb. THAT was the hold up. Somehow Admissions slipped up and never requested a waiver (for nearsightedness). When we heard in late January from the Coast Guard Academy that he received his waiver and by mid-February hadn't heard from USMMA, I called and spoke with Capt Johnson, who figured out what happened and had the waiver within a week.

    But no interview.
     
  4. OldAirForce

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    No interview here either, son got his nomination from our MOC then an appointment a week later.
     
  5. luv2fly

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    Same here. Our DS did not interview with anyone at KP. He interviewed with just our Senators and Congressman.

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  6. 2013Parent

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    Little confusion on this "Interview" thread.

    If your DS/DD went on an overnight visit, then they were indeed "interviewed."

    You may or may not have recognized it as an interview, but that is what the academy called it........... last year at least.

    The time they spent chatting with the staff member, prior to being released to their midshipmen guide, was structured and scored. Kind of like a job interview. Notes went in to their files.
     
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    Re: 2013Parent's comment "The time they spent chatting with the staff member, prior to being released to their midshipmen guide, was structured and scored. Kind of like a job interview. Notes went in to their files. "

    It is structured and scored however, to my knowledge neither a visit nor interview is required to recieve an appointment so it's always been unclear to me how the scored interview is handled/treated.

    That said to me an overnight visit is highly recommended and far more so your son or daughter has that experience as a data point while they decide whether or not they want to attend KP a lto more so then so KP Admissions can decide they want them to attend.
     
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    USMMA (along with USCGA) does not require an admissions interview, it is purely optional (but recommended).
     
  9. ParkerMom

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    My DS's overnight visit occurred about four months after he received his MOC appointment and admission acceptance from USMMA. He was using it to decide whether he preferred KP or USCGA. After the visit, his mind was made up!
     
  10. tucker92

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    So we spent the morning at Kings Point ( a 90 minute drive from home) on Wednesday. She and I informally toured the campus; I must admit that both of us thought it was a little cramped, though the waterfront area was nice. My daughter got a kick out of the new plebes squaring corners, shuffling between classes, and stopping to salute senior mids. We (and another girl and her family) met with an admissions officer who gave us a very informative presentation. My daughter and I learned a lot about the maritime industry and the opportunities in it, as well as the benefits of a Naval Reserve commission. My daughter dressed appropriately, made eye contact, kept a firm handshake, and, I think, asked some smart questions. Afterwards we met the coach of the incollegiate team she is interested in, and he is interested in her. All told, we were impressed. She will definitely apply.
     
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