Colorado appointee

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by tigerclaw, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. tigerclaw

    tigerclaw Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hello. Are there any Coloradans already appointed for usmma ? My app is still in file. I have cfa left that needs to be done.
     
  2. usmma2020z

    usmma2020z Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    8
    I am one of your fellow Colorado appointment winners if you do so receive it. Message me please.
     
    knighthorse73 and 'radomidmom like this.
  3. knighthorse73

    knighthorse73 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    congratulations!! hope my daughter could hear something from admissions soon
     
  4. knighthorse73

    knighthorse73 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    From where are you in CO?
     
  5. Abonney71

    Abonney71 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello, My son Axel received notice of his appointment this week. He is from Canon City, CO.
     
    knighthorse73 likes this.
  6. usmma2020z

    usmma2020z Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    8
    Congratulations! I'm assuming I'll see him before we report in die to the high participation of parents/alumni here in CO
     
  7. Mman5247

    Mman5247 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    34
    Colorado has a strong parents association chapter. Here is their FB group https://www.facebook.com/USMMAColorado/

    Or go to www.kpparents.com and click on state chapters to find your nearest chapter.

    Reach out to them because the academy does not provide the parents association with any names or contact information.
     
    knighthorse73 and usmma2020z like this.
  8. usmma2020z

    usmma2020z Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    8
    Brighton, CO
     
  9. 'radomidmom

    'radomidmom Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    6
    Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah appointees please pm me so we can get you and your parents info on the Colorado Parents Association and our upcoming events.
     
  10. knighthorse73

    knighthorse73 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    my daughter file just turned to hold... i hope we could here if it is good thing or not
     
  11. Usnavy2019

    Usnavy2019 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    54
    Hold is sort of like a waitlist decision. USMMA appoints by state rather than district, so in a "Hold" scenario, USMMA is evaluating each applicant from a particular state and then ranking them accordingly. They are waiting to see where your DD falls and if it is within that threshold for your state, she will get an appointment. If not, she goes to the NWL for USMMA. If a state doesn't use all of its allocated appointments, they are redistributed to candidates on the NWL in order of merit.

    Example (Hypothetical Numbers):

    Candidate A is from AL and they have 4 appointments allocated to them. Candidate A ranks # 5 on the applicant list from AL. Therefore, Candidate A does not get in off of AL's slate, so they go to the NWL.

    Candidate A is ranked #3 on the NWL and AK doesn't use 2 of its appointments and LA doesn't use 1 of its appointments. That means the two candidates ahead of Candidate A get in using AK's two vacant appointments and Candidate A gets in via LA's vacant appointment.

    An applicant won't get a rejection letter until they are passed over within their state as well as on the NWL.
     
    knighthorse73 likes this.
  12. knighthorse73

    knighthorse73 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    thank you. Is HOLD same as NWL or different. do you actually see that in the portal as NWL .
    how about a prep offer does it says hold too? My daughter emailed admissions but no word from them yet.
     
  13. FALgarand

    FALgarand Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    69
    I've seen multiple different definitions - including some purportedly from Admissions - on what "hold" means. The best I can guess is that it means, "you're not appointed, at least not yet, and may never be, but stay tuned".
     
  14. Usnavy2019

    Usnavy2019 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    54
    Hold and NWL are two separate things technically. You can be on Hold and not on the NWL, but the opposite isn't true. NWL wouldn't be indicated as such on the portal. It will still say Hold. It will change once Admissions has made a decision on your package (Principal Appointment, NMMI/MMI Principal, Qualified Not Selected). As to when the decision will be made and reflected on the portal, nobody has the answer... except Admissions. Good on your DD for emailing Admissions and trying to seek out an answer. It also doesn't hurt to tell Admissions that your DD is interested in Prep School. It's a great deal and something to keep in mind when allocating Prep School slots. Lastly, what other schools is your DD looking at? State maritime academies, other service academies, engineering schools, Senior Military Colleges, etc. ?
     
  15. tigerclaw

    tigerclaw Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    5
    I am on Hold still so I am just curious how many Coloradans got the appointment, and how many slate they needed for Colorado. Thanks
     
  16. usmma2020z

    usmma2020z Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    8
    Being a colorado appointee, I'm aware of 6 of us total so far; more than the 4 slated for CO. However, I believe one girl pulled her appointment which would take it down to 5 total so far. Just because more than 4 received appointments from CO, doesn't mean you're screwed man, you're just thrown into the national pool to compete there. Where you're from is mostly irrelevant now to the admissions team.
     

Share This Page