Question About Additional Appointments?

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  1. cas

    cas Member

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    I'm trying to stay hopeful! My DS is still on HOLD!:frown: I know that appointments can be made up until the day before they are to report. Today is the deadline for the medical waivers for the conditional appointments. Does anyone know if this is traditionally a week that more appointments are offered? My DS's admissions rep said he is "right there" but it is a tough year for our states. We are moving forward with plan "B" in hopes that we will loose the deposit.
     
  2. Lynpar

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    Good luck cas.
    I hope you are throwing your money away!
     
  3. abrownlths

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    I'm in the same situation as post above. If anybody has any news that could save a lot of stress.
     
  4. AMF

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    CAS,

    Some folks fail DODMERB, some folks do not accept the appointment because they have elected to go elsewhere, some bail out at the last minute. You are doing the right thing by having plan B ready, but hopefully "right there" is a sign that you are very close. Good luck, and may the "other" deposit be the best money you ever wasted!
     
  5. cmakin

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    It is good preparation for that last minute "pier head jump" or other last minute change that happens so often in the shipping business (I just finished a cargo survey that came up just hours before).
     
  6. EDPKP81

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    Some schools will refund the 'non-refundable' deposit is you are accepted to a SA. Back in the day SUNY Maritime did for me. It would be worth checking if your son gets his appointment. We are in the same boat. Just sent in deposit for my son's Plan B.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. KP2013Momm

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    I know of someone who was called to report a a Service Academy (not KP) the day before Indoc. Never give up Hope it works out for you.
     
  8. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    My advice to those waiting by the phone ... Don't. Have you left anything undone? Do you have any control of the remainder of the process? No?, then don't sweat it. Let it go, save yourself the stress and enjoy the rest of your senior year. As soon as you accept that whatever will be will be is when the phone will ring.

    Some of my classmates got the call that day. OK, that day you may want to wait by the phone, but until then ....
     
  9. cas

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    Thank you all for you comments and advice! We are going forward with PLAN B... If not this year my DS said he will be back next year! Quote " I have until I'm 25 to get accepted"... He is determined and I have no doubt he will live his dream at USMMA.
     
  10. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    :thumb:
    It took me three tries to get in and three tries to get out. I have no complaints.
     
  11. KP2013dramamama

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    KP Engineer you are too funny! :yllol:
     
  12. Lynpar

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    KP Engineer,
    I am just wondering, are there two former Mrs. KP Engineers as well?
     
  13. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    What happens on sea year, stays on sea year.
     
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  14. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I managed to squeeze four years of college into eight and in the end can still support a family of six on one salary in Northern Virginia. That should tell you all you need to know about the value of an Engineering degree from KP.
     
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  15. AMF

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    KPE, you are a funny one!
     
  16. EDPKP81

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    My son's status changed today from 'Hold' to 'Denied'. I guess it wasn't meant to be. He'll be swimming against KP next year at a conference rival. Best of luck to all in the Class of '17.
     
  17. tankercaptain

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    Is he going to SUNY?
     
  18. EDPKP81

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    No, he'll be studying Engineering at the Catholic University of America in DC.
     
  19. tankercaptain

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    I realize that's the best choice for him but I'm sorry to hear that he didn't want to attend another maritime academy.
     
  20. EDPKP81

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    I'm more upset that he's going to be an engineer! :wink::wink:
     

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