"Hold Status"

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by blake1993, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. blake1993

    blake1993 New Member

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    Hey I have been placed on hold status waiting for a slot to open, can anyone tell me how many applicants recieved nominations to more than 1 academy?

    Also if I am in a hold status will i be considered for a prep-school?:confused:
     
  2. socaldaddy

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    "Hold"

    Blake - My son is also in a "Hold" status and USMMA is his first choice. However, he fortunately received his appointment to USAFA. Since he was hoping, just like you, of receiving good news from USMMA, we also realize that there is a deadline for accepting his appointment with USAFA (May1). So what we did was call USMMA Admissions and spoke to Cmdr. Johnson and inquired as to how far my son was in possibly getting an appointment. He stated that since they were just giving 275 appointments this year, my son was pretty far off. At that point, my son realized that he was USAFA bound. I would sugest that you call Admissions.

    As for Prep School, I am sure all "Hold" status will be considered.
     
  3. Lynpar

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    USAFA has to be the best 'plan B' ever,,,Congrats! I'm impressed!
     
  4. bugsy

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    I think USMMA is great, I wish I knew about it when I was younger. My son is moments away from accepting USMMA, however he still feels a tug towards USAFA. What was your reasoning for choosing USMMA over USAFA?
     
  5. academyhopefull

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    I agree with Lynpar. USAFA is the best plan B ever. Im surprised he was accepted to USAFA but was put on "Hold" at USMMA. Pretty crazy.
     
  6. dpt135

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    Has anyone heard how many applied this year to USMMA?
     
  7. soccerkeeper1

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    From USMMA Web Site:Early Notification of Admission
    Highly qualified candidates may receive early notification of their appointment after complete evaluation of their qualifications. All other candidates will be notified of their status on or about April 10 of the year in which they seek admission.


    Do they send out rejection letters? It's twelve days past the "on or about" with no word one way or another. When will the TWE's come?
     
  8. luv2fly

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    Getting in to any Service Academy is like hitting the lotto.

    First you have to be competitive or they wouldn't even send you an application.

    After that the moons and the stars thing comes to mind.
     
  9. socaldaddy

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    Guys, i would like to address the issues. Bugsy, I wish I could switch places with you but I guess this is our kids' destiny. First of. I already have an older son at USAFA Class of 2011 so I am looking forward to graduation on May 25. Ever since DS #1 entered USAFA in 2007, DS #2 always looked up to him and worked his butt of to make sure that he has a strong application just like his older brother. He also made a lot of cadet friends over at USAFA when we visited during Parent's Weekend. However, during that whole time in High School, he started reading about USMMA and was quite fascinated with it. He mentioned about the flexibility upon graduation to choose whatever branch of Service to join if you choose to do so as an officer of the Armed Forces. If not, you always have that 3rd mate or Engineer's license to get you a job as a ship's officer or Engineer and then of course, the chance to see the world at a very young age during "sea year". Thus, despite all the convincing his brother did to go USAFA, he was focused on USMMA. Anyway, good luck with your son Bugs.

    Hopeful, in response to your question, the same exact thing happened to my older son. He was on waiting list with USCGA which was his first choice and was actually offered prep school at the end. But just like his brother, he was also fortunate enough to get into USAFA. With that said, I truly believe that it is a numbers game. With both USCGA and USMMA, their annual appointments are only in the 300 level. In fact this year, it is lower (275 for USMMA). Thus, stiffer competition. My analogy is that DS #2 is probably in the top 350 candidates which is not good enough to make the top 275. However, with USAFA, he could be in the top 900 which is good enough to make the cut. That is my personal opinion.

    Thus, for future qualified applicants, my suggestion is that if at all possible, apply to ALL Academies, assuming you get all the nominations of course. That would improve your chances greatly.

    By the way, although it may have sound so easy, it wasn't. despite DS #2's effort, he did not make it the first time he applied so he was very disappointed. He did not even receive a prep school offer. So this is when we decided that he attend NWP which was an hour's drive from our place. Of course, he attended as a free agent. But this is another story.
     
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    Thank you so much Lynpar. My son worked so hard to get his appointment.
     
  11. Lynpar

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    Soco., no doubt he worked hard! The thought of another academy process, yikes, it is a lot of work. My DS had KP and USCGA going along with ROTC. When he got the early nod form KP ( his first choice, thank the stars) he dropped the others like a hot potato! Against my wishes. He actually called USCGA and said pull my AP, I am going to KP. He quite frankly didnt believe he would get in the others. 'one and done' was his mind-set. Luckily it worked out for him. I can't imagine the stress of not knowing. He has enjoyed senior year but he worked his tail off all last summer taking a college math to boost his test scores, practicing his sport, and anything he could do to make his application the best it could be. Missed vacation opportunities and focussed on essays and the like to get everything in on time. Early. That bit of advice really paid off for him.
     
  12. cmakin

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    Yeah, my first choice was USAFA and I got nominted to that, USMMA and USNA yet was only accepted by KP. Go figure. Oh, and I have no regrets about going the route that I did. None whatsoever.
     
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    I beleive that some way some how one ends up where they are suppossed to be. That being said getting multiple MOC nominations and an acceptance in any SA is something to be proud of.
     
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    Still curious if anyone has heard the number of apps at KP this year? Thanks
     
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    Ryno23 USMMA Class of '15

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    Not this years stats, but here are the stats for the class of 2014:
    7000 inquired
    2000 completed application
    700 medically qualified with Nomination and passed CFA
    340 appointments

    It is probably the same for this year but less appointments, 275 this year.
     
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    Nautilus USMMA Class of 2015

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    When I was at the Open House this month, they mentioned that they had over 2000 applied, the highest they've had in years. There seems to have been a high interest rate in all of the academies though.

    I had 3 noms to USMMA, 2 to USNA, and 1 to USAFA. When I got my conditional appointment to USMMA back in October, I went full gear Kings Point to fulfill the last requirements (CFA, waiting for noms, etc.)
     
  17. MMAdad2015

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    Quick numbers update: 275 appointments less 12 hold backs leaves 263 new appointments. Take 30 or so from NMMI and you have 230ish comming directly from high school. So the acceptance rate is around 10% or so; Something to be very proud of.
     
  18. Lynpar

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    Wow! Thanks for the numbers!
     
  19. FinFan

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    Any "hold" candidates offered appointment yet?

    Checking to see if any "hold" candidates have been offered an appointment yet. DS has been a hold candidate since early November.
     
  20. soccerkeeper1

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    Same boat here! Not even a TWE to close the chapter and move on? Anyone have any clue?

    From USMMA Web Site:Early Notification of Admission
    Highly qualified candidates may receive early notification of their appointment after complete evaluation of their qualifications. All other candidates will be notified of their status on or about April 10 of the year in which they seek admission.
    Do they send out rejection letters? It's now twenty four days past the "on or about" with no word one way or another. When will the TWE's come?
     

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