Applying to other academies while prep

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  1. Minjoojung

    Minjoojung Member

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    I am a prep student at NMMI for the USMMA and I am 100% dedicated to the academy, but does anyone know if I can still apply to other academies such as the CGA for backup purposes?
     
  2. yogijer

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    who's payin ?

    If KP is sponsoring you at nmmi. That woulld seem to present a conflict of interest.
     
  3. Minjoojung

    Minjoojung Member

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    yes, but it is nto what it seems like. You need certain requirements to get an appointment during this school year, and if that does not work out I wanna make sure I have a backup.
     
  4. shellz

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    Just a guess, but I would think that if your grades aren't competitive for USMMA, they won't be competitive for CGA either.....:rolleyes:

    Good luck!
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    shellz has an excellent point. Frankly, if you can't meet the requirements for USMMA you probably won't meet them for USCGA.
    You can go ahead and apply to other academies but if USMMA is sponsoring you that will be your best shot for an appointment.
    Also, if you are sponsored and turn down an appointment you may have to pay back your scholarship - you might want to check on this.
     
  6. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    I am very confused??? Are you not cutting it academically? Physically? What is to work out? USMMA sent you there on their dime for the purpose of giving you a bridge year for academics. During that year all that is expected of you is to maintain a stellar GPA, be active in extracurricular activities and keep yourself in shape. MOCs know the candidates who are attending prep schools and quite honestly I've never heard of a prep candidate not receiving a nom IF they have proven themselves academically and physically qualified.

    Have you just changed your mind about which SA you want to attend because you're going to school with USCGA prep students?

    The expectation of the academy that is sponsoring you is that you will attend their SA (in part because they are funding a portion of your post-secondary education). Ex: USCGA sends its foundation students to either NMMI or MMI; they've selected these as their candidates for the bridge year into the class of 2014, just as USMMA chose you to attend for their class of 2014.

    Last but not least, very important for both foundation and college students, is to keep your record clean (PLEASE watch what you post on FB, MySpace, etc. those photos may be funny now, but if the wrong person were to see them and finds them inappropriate (not good)...keg stand pictures, etc, not cool, especially with all the alcohol incidents occurring in the past years).

    The majority of foundation recipients who prove themselves academically, and receive positive recommendations from their instructors, will find themselves with an offer to attend their sponsoring SA.

    Just_a_Mom is absolutely correct when she says "if you can't meet the requirements for USMMA you probably won't meet them for USCGA."
     
  7. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    Hey there... first off tell "MY" Coastie Collins I said HEY (she told me she knows you and you mentioned seeing my posts here)! :biggrin:

    I believe that the USMMA kids do not have the same class requirements that the USCGA kids do???

    I am not sure how it would work if you applied to the USCGA, but I too assume that you would have to pay the USMMA back their scholarship that they awarded you for NMMI.

    I would suggest that if it is really what you are looking at, that you ask Lt Broxton (your admissions office at USMMA). Just know that NMMI is nothing like either MMA or CGA...

    Just make sure you continue to push yourself and focus on the education and not the Saturday/Sunday walks to walmart and the mall :redface:

    Do your school work BEFORE you play...
     

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