Pass on next year......... (class of 2015)

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  1. navig8r

    navig8r Member

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    As indoc has wrapped up and classes have started, I thought it might be helpful to write down some things while they are fresh in my mind (and yours) that could help the parents of the class of 2015. Some of the things I have "learned" were things I learned from previous years plebe parents - I started lurking around these boards in June 2009 when we started our application process. The information here has been absolutely invaluable and before things get lost too far down in the archives, I wanted to publish some of what we have all learned in going through this process that could help the next group just starting this journey. So please chime in.........

    My number one suggestion- start your journey by contacting one of the KP admissions field reps. They are listed by state in a link from the "admissions" tab on the USMMA website.

    We arbitrarily picked a name from the list of someone from NJ who was located fairly close to us. Best random pick we ever made. He was amazing! Extremely helpful and stayed by our side through the entire admissions process. Can't say enough wonderful things about him. I bet these admissions field reps are a greatly underutilized group and they should be your first call.
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    I don't think your experience was out of the ordinary, the USMMA FR's are some of the most dedicated admissions people you will ever meet.

    Very pro-active, very passionate about Kings Point, they are indeed a wonderful resource for anyone considering submitting an application.

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  3. kpmom2011

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    We Love you Luigi :biggrin: Even if you are a Coastie :)
     
  4. Sea Faring Moose Mom

    Sea Faring Moose Mom Member

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    Other Contacts

    State Parent Associations, National Parent Association, and the USMMA Alumni Association. Contact information is on the USMMA Website.

    In 4 years, i have never had anyone who could not answer my questions OR direct me to the best source.

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  5. OldAirForce

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    Our field rep was (and is) great. We see him several time a year and always asks about our 1/C son. We also send him updates, even today, because he said once he never hears from the kids once they go off to school. We also keep our MOC's staff updated and they always love to hear from us.
     
  6. KP2013dramamama

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    I suggest that everyone (teachers, parents, students and guidance counselors) attend each state's All Academy Day. WI has theirs Sept 25th in Oshkosh at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). You can talk with Midshipman, Field Reps, parents, Parents Association Presidents.... and you get great donuts!:yllol:
     

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