KP Overnight Visit

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    I am planning an overnight visit to Kings Point later this month. Talking with admissions, I have a general idea what to expect. Could anyone give personal insight on their experiences at these visits? Any input is extremely appreciated.
     
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    Here is what my visit looked like: Arrived around 10am, received admissions briefing - question and answer session, was met by a plebe who took me to lunch, attended afternoon classes and then practiced with the team I was interested in, eat dinner in the mess hall, hung out in the dorm - had some down time while my plebe studied, slept, woke up, went to morning muster and breakfast, morning classes and then left at noon.

    Overall, a great 26 hours. I learned a lot about KP through hanging around with the midshipmen.

    Glad to answer any more questions that you may have.
     
  3. sailor94

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    My experience was the same. Went to about four classes and hung out in the dorm while my plebe studied. Got to go around the campus and meet alot of interesting and new people. It was a great experience and helped me alot.
     
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    Attire

    Bill1899 and sailor94, thank you both for your input. What is the typical attire for those attending these visits? I know it is required to wear a suit and tie in the classroom, but what about other times outside of class?
     
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    My DS had an overnight on a weekend when the Class of 2016 was given liberty. It was very informal and he was in jeans and t-shirt. The students were extremely helpful and friendly. He saw how they worked together; helping each other with Physics and Calculus homework.:shake: He was given a tour around campus and introduced to plebes and upperclassmen alike. He mustered with them at 2400 and saw how they lined up. It was a very enlightening experience and one he hopes to be a part of very soon:thumb: He continues to communicate and ask questions with/of the students and they are always willing to share. A great personal touch! Thank you USMMA!:smile:
     
  6. Lynpar

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    The experiences of the above posters are very similar to DS's overnight visit. However DS went the last week in August going in to his senior year so he was not accepted yet at that time. I remember he also hand delivered some part of ( or duplicate of) his application at that time. There was much discussion on this forum in the past about attire for that visit. He opted for a nice polo shirt tucked in to khaki pants with a belt. There is ( or was ) an informal interview when he got there. It is said it is not an interview that has any reflection on admission. Yeah right! Ds said there was another there at the same time dressed differently and with his parents and DS sensed going alone and professionally attired was the right move. He said he noted a difference in the tone of the questions they were both asked. So our advice if you have not been accepted yet is a personal visit is very much a part of the application process if you are not a 4.0, class president, Eagle Scout, captain of the football team, who has worked hundreds of voltenteer hours for charity. You would be surprised how many of those there are running around. Good luck. The past discussions concensous was shirt and tie was too much and ROTC uniform was a no. But please go back and search overnight visit in this forum and you will find oodles of opinions.
     
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  7. sailor94

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    I wore a suit to to my visit and received a letter from KP that a tie was mandatory but a jacket was optional. Mine was also in November so it might have been more formal because of the winter I guess.
     
  8. Lynpar

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    It just may be the new KP admin policy. Thank you for the correction. It is too late to retract my statement above. :redface:
     

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