MMI Programs and eligibility.

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  1. alisbills

    alisbills Parent

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    My son is a senior in h.s. and recently got accepted to MMI under their LEP Program. Problem is, we applied for the SAP Program because he wants to go to the USCGA after his year at MMI.

    Does anyone know if its possible to switch programs? How do we go about getting him sponsered in the SAP Program as well? I would assume that if he is sponsered, they foot the tuition bill as well, correct?
     
  2. swimmer27

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    If you are sponsored to attend MMI under the SAP program for USCGA, then you would have to apply to the Academy this year and get selected for it. If you are chosen for the Scholars program, you go to the Academy for about three weeks before you start at MMI and go through an intense mini swab summer. If you are sponsored, then you will have MMI paid for you as well as get paid monthly to attend since you would be considered enlisted CG. However, you MUST be selected for this, which is not an easy thing to do. Slates for the Scholars program are competitive as any other appointment.

    You can attend MMI under the SAP program as unsponsored, as well. You will have to pay for this, but there are other types of scholarships you can apply for. There are certain academic standards you need to meet to qualify for the SAP program: ACT score of at least 24, SAT score of 1100(M&CR), and at least 2.5 high school GPA. Being unsponsored allows you to be open to choosing other Academies and other possible military career branches.

    The SAP program at MMI is great. I just finished my first semester and LOVED it. I highly recommend it to anyone considering a military academy. I feel so prepared to attend the USCGA after just one semester. It is tough, and academics are challenging, but it is totally worth it. If you have any questions about MMI or USCGA prep, feel free to PM me. I would gladly answer any questions you may have.
     
  3. cbishop703

    cbishop703 New Member

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    This actually happened to me when I first got accepted into MMI, they put me down as "Basic", now called "LEP". You need to call Col. Lewis and get it straightened out. They then switched me into the duel track program SAP/ECP and I had to attend LTC at Ft. Knox.
     
  4. txga67

    txga67 New Member

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    MMI- LEP

    cbishop,
    My DS applied but wasnt accepted at USCGA but decided to go to MMI as LEP because his ACT was just shy of the requirements and missed SAT score for AFROTC. He decided to attended MMI as a stepping stone and since originally applying to USCGA has since decided AFROTC is really were he thinks he would fit, he is in band company and is on a band scholarship at MMI. He was disappointed because he REALLY wants to aquire an AFROTC scholarship. He hasnt spoken to Col Lewis but has spoken to his advisor recently and was told his ACT score wasnt high enough for AFROTC class at University of Alabama this semester. Its not a "mistake" that he is a LEP but how can he get into for one of the other programs offered beyond just LEP? He absolutley doesnt want ECP ( nothing personal with the ARMY ) Will his first semester grades count towards applying for the AFROTC scholarship? Any information would be greatly appreciated. So far MMI has been nothing short of TOUGH but comes with a sense of satisfaction and its ONLY his second week!:smile:
     
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  5. jenks93

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    Hey, I'm at MMI also. I'm a West Point SAP in Bravo. There are only 3 programs at MMI, so if he doesn't want to do ECP, his only option would be SAP, which means he would need to apply to AFA this year if he wants to go AF. He needs to locate the AF adviser and talk to him about switching if he wants this option. He could talk to one of the Falcon Scholars to find out who that is. He probably needs to get that started in the next few days on the switching process tho. Since his ACT/ SAT scores are low, he will also be placed in a weekly class to help these scores. Hope this helps a little.
     

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