Applying From a State Maritime Academy

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  1. Usnavy2019

    Usnavy2019 Member

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    Hello all,

    I am still on Hold at USMMA and I am also waiting to hear from USNA. I got into Massachusetts Maritime Academy for Marine Transportation and it is my 3rd choice after the two Academies. I also plan on doing SSOP if I attend Mass Maritime. My question is that if I end up not getting an appointment this year, would I have any advantage next year as a reapplicant as I would be going to a maritime academy for a license track major and doing SSOP (The same program at USMMA)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mariner-pilot

    mariner-pilot nominated ct-05 usmma

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    Having a year of good college grades under your belt is certainly helpful. At least it was for me. I'd imagine being in a license program at Mass Maritime would also be helpful. Grades and perseverance are the real key though.
     
  3. Usnavy2019

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    Do college reapplicants get a bump up in the process or are they looked at the same as others by Admissions?
     
  4. mariner-pilot

    mariner-pilot nominated ct-05 usmma

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    I have no idea. Your new application gets added to the previous one. I know that.
     
  5. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    You will have a documented track record doing college level work. You will have gained knowledge and experience in the maritime industry so you know what you are committing to in that regard by applying to KP.

    Both of those things take some of the guesswork out of you as an applicant. I would think that in and of itself is a check in the plus column for you.
     
  6. NavyHoops

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    I would agree that it certainly won't hurt you, especially if you do well. Having great grades, having a better understanding of the maritime industry, and good evals could only strengthen your application. All this knowledge and maturity should also help any essays or interviews that you do too.
     

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