B Split - Sea Year Grades

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  1. KPDADTX57

    KPDADTX57 Member

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    D/S just informed me he passed all his projects and exams. One more hurdle behind him - big load off of his back. Several of his shipmates did not fare as well.
     
  2. KPMum2012

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    Congratulations to your son! DD assures us that she will have all of her sea projects finished when she leaves the ship in March. It's a big hurdle. Best of luck to your son in the future!
     
  3. kpdad11

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    B-Split Sea Year Grades

    Unfortunately, my s was one of the people who did not receive a passing grade on all of the exams. His projects themselves were overall complete and rated very well, but one of the 2 hr orals did not go as well as expected and possibly nav law test. Can someone with past experience on these exams and projects please shed some light on what happens now?? Can they do a retake or time on the KPointer or whatever, or do they meet an academic review board? Heard that some of these orals and tests were very tough ahead of time and that many people do not make it through on the 1st try.

    Thanks...A very bad day.
     
  4. ParkerMom

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    kpdad11, so sorry to hear of your son's (and your) disappointment. It sounds like neither of you are used to such bad news. Good luck in moving forward from here.

    Do the midshipmen have individual academic advisors? A faculty member to whom they are assigned with whom they can meet and discuss various academic issues? I know when I was in college every undergraduate had a professor in the department that was his major to whom he could take academic questions and issues and go to for advice and help.

    I don't recall our DS ever mentioning having one.
     
  5. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    It all really depends on what sections and how many were failed as to what the final outcome is. Most of the times for people with one, possibly two sections they will have to repeat them either on the KP'er or at the next sea term.

    I can tell you from personal experience that you do not want to fail the second sea year Nav Law course. Having to re-write the entire Rules of the Road book by hand was not fun (part of the project was/is to handwrite the entire book). I got to spend my senior year spring break on the KP'er. What made it even worse was I ended up getting an A in the NavLaw class by CAPT Hard.
     
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    My d/s (Engineer) told me about 3 weeks back that he had passed all sea projects. They ended up slightly uping his GPA, by .01!! LOL Hard to believe he will be going to sea again in March. It will be interesting to see where he ends up this time. :thumb:
     
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    As challenging as the first sea year projects are, the second period is quite a bit more daunting, especially for engineers. Tell him to stay on top of everything and if he is lucky there will be a KP grad on his ship to keep him on track. They make great mentors.
     

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