Centurian54

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  1. Centurian54

    Centurian54 New Member

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    My son is a senior at USMMA. He recently learned he had failed a Sea Project, though he had passed the Course. He appealed but is being dis-enrolled. Has he any hope of re-applying after a semester or year at one of the State Academies, in order to complete his studies and graduate from USMMA?
     
  2. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Sorry to hear this and hope it works out. Will he (or you) have to repay for any of the education? That would be terrible. Good luck.
     
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    Unknown. He just wants to get back to prove he can do it. Understand there were 37 lost this week. Attrition rate is alarming. He takes full responsibility.
     
  4. deepsea

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    FYI - There were 8 disenrollments last week.
     
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    Getting in to KP is just part of the program. Some may say that it is the easy part. . . .
     
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    He should apply ASAP to one of the State maritime schools. SUNY Maritime has plenty of former KP'ers. He might have to spend a few more years there, but so what? He's young and will still get out with a great future, even if he has to take out some loans to afford to finish. He should NOT give up. Life takes many turns and he can still be very successful. If you are from a state without a maritime school he could even get in state tuition at SUNY or one of the other schools. Mass Maritime also has a great program and facility and produces a lot of very capable mariners. Our prayers go with him.
     
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    If he is disenrolled the only way he could come back would beas a plebe and that would make no sense. Best thing, unfortunately for him, if he has exhusted the appeal process, is to enroll as quickly as possibble in one of the State Academies and graduate from there with his license and degree as quickly as possible. It will likely be the best way to disrupt his future plans as little as possible. A tough way to learn any lesson assuming there was one to be learned.
     
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