MMI SAP

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  1. Jarhead1775

    Jarhead1775 Member

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    So the more I think about it, the more I believe that the US Naval Academy is the right place for me. I want it bad. Now there is still a chance I could get in this year, I have my nomination, my application is complete, I just need to ear back from the Academy. Now originally, my plan was to attend VMI, Norwich or the Citadel if I was denied admission but now I'm realizing that I'm wiling to get to Annapolis any way I can. So this brings me to Marion, a school I've been accepted to as part of the USNA SAP program. I want to talk to current cadets, parents and alumni about this program and the success rate of it. It appears that 80-90% of those in the program get appointments. Is this true?? I don't want to waste my time there if this year doesn't work out at USNA. Any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. WienerDog

    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    My DS is at MMI as a USMA SAP. However, he is sponsored by the academy. I believe when you quote 80-90%, that figure may be from the sponsored SAP cadets. Sponsored SAP'ers are offered the scholarship from their chosen academy. MMI does have a SAP program and a select few are sponsored by the academy of your choice. For example, 75 SAP kids and only 5 are sponsored for USNA this year. You need to let your blue and gold officer that you are very interested in a SAP sponsorship.
     
  3. tug_boat

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    MMI....

    WeinerDog are there private scholarship he can apply for that could help cover the costs? Going to a prep school such as MMI is an excellent choice. In many ways you'll be better off going this route than direct select. Your academic skills will be polished and your ACT/SAT will increase.

    I think its worth the investment.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    I 100% agree, Tug. I am not very well versed with the non-sponsored SAP cadets. DS is just beginning second semester at MMI as an AoG sponsored SAP and is now prepping for transition to USMA. The SAP program is great at MMI as we have visited several times. I agree even if not offered a sponsorship, the idea to attend MMI SAP is nothing but beneficial! I am sure there are local scholarships...Elks, VFW, American Legion, etc.
     
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    But non sponsored cadets still have a high level of appointment to their respective academies?
     
  6. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    My son was a USCGA Scholar at MMI last year. CGA is pretty tough on its Scholars, and quite a few did not make it. However, of the self preps for CGA, I think all were accepted (note that I do not know that for a fact!). At least one was later disqualified for a medical reason. The self-preps for CGA were very motivated, and it showed. DS commented on this at the time. (If you need exact numbers for CGA acceptances in this program, please check with CGA admissions, as I only got an overview from a parent's perspective, not hard numbers.)

    That is a CGA outlook. I think the lower numbers of USNA preps at MMI reflect the fact that USNA has its own prep school. Be that as it may, best of luck to you! MMI is a viable alternative for you.
     
  7. tug_boat

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    "Free Agent" Students....

    The "Free Agent" or non-sponsored students have a very good chance of getting a appointment also. They'll need a nom of course.

    Even if you don't get an appointment you'll better prepared for a civilian college and a higher ACT/SAT will open a few more doors.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    I am not a big fan of "self prep." Of all the self candidates I worked with about 6, only one got in and he didn't get into West Point on the first try because of luck. When I interviewed him I was surprised why he didn't get in the previous year.

    If you have weak academics, I don't think self prep doesn't help as your SAT score doesn't change and due to the military life style your GPA won't be high, for most kids.
     
  9. usafmk95

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    I'm a self prep for USAFA at MMI. Your chances of getting into an academy really just depend on how hard you work. There still are minimums for the CFA, academics and so on for the academies even as a self prep. It is possible to get good grades there, you just need to work incredibly hard. My GPA in high school was a 3.4 and I have a 3.7 at MMI now, which qualified me academically. As for ACT/SAT, you can't expect MMI to get you the scores. The prep classes don't provide everything you need. I would say it really comes down to effort, but remember it's still admissions and it's competitive. Being in a prep school, I believe, gives you an edge though.

    Send me a PM for any questions.
     

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