Kings Point Admissions Leniency

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  1. BForce

    BForce New Member

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    I am a 20 year old Community College student from Connecticut looking for admission to the Academy. I have a 3.35 GPA with one full year complete. I work at a yacht club and operate boats on a daily basis, as well as a marina on LI Sound doing the same. I am a hard and diligent worker and can obtain multiple letters of reference stating so, one of which will be from a KP grad. I am an avaid sailor and am comfortable on the water. My SAT score was an 1100. I have had only one incident with the law (2 Misdemeanors), which were dismissed due to my otherwise perfect record. Again I can obtain multiple character references as well to vouch for my past discrepancies. I am considering joining the CG Reserve, would that help influence my case further? Any insight to my predicament would be much appreciated.
     
  2. kpbaseballmom

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    Definitely give it a try, but know that the hardest part of KP are the academics. Have you taken physics or calculus yet? If not, I would suggest that you take those classes and see how you do. The biggest determinant to getting through KP is your push to do the academics while dealing with the regiment, all in a compressed time frame of less than the normal college semester. If you take physics and calculus and do well you will definitely have a leg up when you get to KP. If you can, also try and take chemistry. These are the classes that trip up most of the plebes. But those students who come to the academy after 2 years of college seem to have an advantage. Best of luck!!
     
  3. kpskilegac

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    If you are from CT, contact LT Flahive in admissions; she is responsible for admissions in the Northeast/New England area. She will give you some of the answers you're looking for. Most mids with a year or two of college generally accel. They have college level classes under their belt ( especially physics, calc & chem- all a must) plus a level of maturity that many coming right from HS don't have yet. Admissions applications and information requests have increased over the last couple of years, thus the competition has increased. Not sure if taking the SAT again will help you as scores are usually higher of those admitted but admissions can tell you if it's necessary. Plus don't forget you will need a nomination from you senator or congressman. Good luck.
     
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    New phone numbers at KP within the last few months. LT Flahive is at 516-726-5647. You can also email her at: FlahiveK@USMMA.edu

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. academyhopefull

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    Hey BForce,

    Im a college student with almost 2 years under my belt and Im applying to USMMA this year too. For SAT/ACT scores I would refer to the USMMA web site: http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/facts/test.shtml

    There are minimums for the SAT that I believe even college students must meet to be accepted into the academy. If your scores aren't at the minimums I would recommend taking the SATs until you at least meet the minimums.

    Two of your reference letters for USMMA is going to come from your college professors. Two of your recommendations are required to be from college professors and I believe those professors will be your MATH and SCIENCE teachers. You can check here:http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/facts/scholasticrequirements.shtml

    And the Nomination application process is starting right now. So I would recommend you check for which MOC you want to apply to.

    Good luck man hopefully were both accepted.
     

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