NROTC to USMMA

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  1. Annapolis USX

    Annapolis USX Member

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    Can a midshipman on scholarship at a civilian college after his or her first year apply to USMMA? What kind of nomination would you have to get?

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  2. NMMI PREP DIRECTOR

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    I tried that route with two cadets who were on scholarship with the Army a few years ago. Both applied for release after they received their appointments to the USMMA. The PMS (at the time) was the initial "releasing authority". His feelings were they they signed their contracts and should stick by them. Once he finally signed, they had to go all the way to the CG at Cadet Command for their answer. It took a long time and they had to pay the Army back for all their scholarship money.

    You need to speak to your PNS first to see about voiding your contract.

    The short answer is: any congressional nom is good. Presidential and VP noms are not accepted.
     
  3. Annapolis USX

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    Thanks for your answer. I'm still in high school. I'm graduating a year early and I wanted to apply to USMMA and USNA but because I have to take a summer school course I wouldn't be done with high school in time to report for training. I was thinking I'd go to college for a year on an NROTC scholarship and then try to somehow go to an academy but I don't know how possible it is after reading your statement. It was my understanding you weren't "contracted" for your first year and you could leave without penalty. But I'm probably wrong about that. I guess I could stick around high school another year but I don't want to. Would it be a good idea to go to NMMI without a scholarship for a year of college and then apply to service academies?
     
  4. NMMI PREP DIRECTOR

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    I would never say, "Don't come to NMMI." As the only college out there that receives sponsored Preps from the USMMA, we do have a strong relationship with them. However, we do not have a Navy ROTC program. Your Navy ROTC scholarship contract should allow you to break it to attend the USNA. In my initial post I did not say that if these contracted cadets had appointments to the USMA (not USMMA), there wouldn't have been any problems. "Army to Army" was OK. Army to anything else was a problem.

    Without knowing your SAT/ACT scores or seeing your high school transcript, it would be difficult to advise you on what to do.
     
  5. Ryno23

    Ryno23 USMMA Class of '15

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    Go with your heart kid and you'll never go wrong! :thumb:
     
  6. kpbaseballmom

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    In speaking to a lot of mid at Kings Point, those who went to community college and took classes like physics and calc had a definite advantage when they got to USMMA. NIMI is a definite route, but if you don't want to pay a large amount, community college and staying home one year is a good choice. Taking physics and calc will prepare you for the rigors of Kings Point - the academics at KP are extremely difficult when you factor in all the other pulls on your time like sports and the regiment. If you can add economics and chemistry, that would also be good. Those who went to CC before KP seem to be more prepared academically and more mature. My DS wishes he had taken that route.
     
  7. kpmom2011

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    excellent advice about going to CC and getting loaded up with all the science classes, calc, physics, chem.....those are all the biggest killers of freshmen :) .... just saying
     

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