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Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by hook4hand, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. hook4hand

    hook4hand New Member

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    Hello All,

    I was wondering my chances at getting in, please help!
    GPA: 4.23
    SAT: 690 Verbal 740 Math 800 Reading
    Tons of Activities: Eagle scout, SC president, etc..
    National Honor Society
    3 varsity sports(xc, track)

    but i think i may have a problem passing the medical part.

    See, as my name suggests I am missing my left hand, but am fully functional because I have a hook in its place. I play sports, and act normally and can even type 100 words/minute. I thought because this is a maritime school that a hook would be fine considering that hooks worked throughout the history of the maritime world. Even CAPT Hook from the disney movies served a purpose. Please help me, and honestly give me my chances at getting in.:shake:
     
  2. toddman10

    toddman10 USMMA Midshipman

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    Hope this helps

    This thread might be better served on the dodmerb Board where people from Dodmerb activaly look for questions such as these.

    If you cannot get in to KP but really want to go into the maritime business i recomend checking out the other Maritime schools. I am sure if it is your goal to become a merchant mariner you can achieve it ven if it is not at KP.
     
  3. USMMA14

    USMMA14 New Member

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    That's one impressive resume you got there. You seem to have your SAT scores a bit mixed up. Your Writing score, which I believe you have confused with either Verbal or Reading, will not be a factor in admission. They will just look at your Critical Reading and Math scores. I'm not sure about the medical, you have a unique situation. You should email Larry Mullen about that. I hope it all works out for you, you've obviously worked very hard to get where you are now.
     
  4. deepdraft1

    deepdraft1 Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited

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    Kings Point will probably be out of the cards for you. I think it’s because of the physical requirements for commissioning in the Naval Reserve. KP2001 or DoDMERB may be better able to answer that. If you still want to go to sea as a licensed officer you might want to consider a State Maritime Academy. If you attend a state school there is no obligation to commission in the Navy and the Coast Guard may grant you a waiver for your disability.

    There’s certainly precedent..

    I remember in the early eighties night mating on a U.S. Lines ship (the AMERICAN LEGION as I recall) and the Chief Mate was missing his left hand and had a hook. I’m not sure if he lost his hand before he sat for his original license. So I’m not sure if 'when' he lost it had a bearing on the Coasties allowing him to work as a license deck officer. You should check out the chance of a waiver with the Coast Guard before you get too far into this process.
     
  5. tucker92

    tucker92 Member

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    Troll.
     
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    jamzmom Founding Member

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