visitation/ summer programs and some other questions

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    1. Does KP offer any candidate visitation weekends or some type of summer seminar?

    2. Am I correct to interpret that KP offers the most diverse career fields after graduation?

    3. Does KP sent out LOAs or triple Q letters?

    4. Does KP offer early action?

    Sorry to USNA people, but after reading a sent brochure/envelope, I am now very interested in KP as well as USNA.

    Another question:
    How competitive am I so far for KP? Any specific things to work on other than to get fit? I am aware I still need that nomination.

    4.7 weighted GPA, 3.8 non-weighted
    currently all IB or AP courses, honors before 11th grade
    will have completed IB span 5 and AP BC Cal by the end of this year
    ranked 8/250-300 (estimation of the number of students at my school)
    ACT math 31, English with writing- 28

    no run-ins with the law nor discipline referrals ever

    EC's: expected to be an Eagle scout, currently life
    currently a junior assistant scoutmaster, served as SPL, 2 term/ current OA Chapter Chief, ASPL, and PL

    SC 3A/4A State Champ team

    TARC national finalist (national rocket competition) team member(2 years, likely to become a co-captain next year)

    expected to have over 400 CAS hours (community, action, service hours, required by IB)

    AFJROTC- no longer part of the unit due to scheduling problems but was a 1st lt., Ops sqaud commander, and earned 2 medals; also, may be selected for cadre next year

    math team member for 3 years( we don't have positions but have won a few local competitions)

    will run track this year

    Background- 1st generation college bound, Asian American, SC district 6 (I have not yet heard of anyone in my area at KP)
     
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  2. kpmom2013

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    1. KP offers day visits as well as overnight visits for high school juniors and seniors. I would recommend an overnighter as you will get a taste of what life is really like at Kings Point. They will try to match you up with someone who has similar interests and you spend all your time with that midshipman. They do not offer any type of summer seminar because the campus is busy all year. With a full year spent at sea, KP operates on 14 week tri-mesters. The academic year lasts nearly 11 months and then indoc for new plebe candidates lasts 3 weeks.
    2. You will not find more career choices anywhere than at Kings Point. You can serve in the maritime industry at sea or on shore (which both offer tons of different possibilities) as well as any branch of the military. In addition, you can also satisfy your service obligation through NOAA or Uniformed Public Health Service. It is not unusual to have midshipmen who come to Kings Point thinking they want to go active duty and they enjoy their sea year so much that they opt for a maritime industry career. It is great to have so many options available, and the diversity of possibilities is one thing that makes KP
    so attractive.
    3. I am not sure about triple Q letters. My DS received a LOA about 2 months after his application was complete. One nice thing about applying to KP as opposed to a larger service academy is that you get more personal attention and can actually get questions answered.
    4. KP uses rolling admissions. The earlier you get your paperwork in, the better chance you have for earlier admission.

    Your stats look great. Work on your fitness, as that is an important factor.

    I suggest a visit to see if it would be a good fit for you. Good luck!
     
  3. shutterbugC

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    Contact Lt. Braxton at USMMA, he is in charge of recruiting Women, Athletes and Minorities into USMMA.
     
  4. jasperdog

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    Navy2016: The attached link takes you to the list of South Carolina Admissions Field Reps. As Congressman Clyburn's Congressional District is quite large I can't advise you as to who might be closest to you. There are definately members of the current Regiment of Midshipman from South Carolina and given the size of the 6th district, in all liklihood one or two from there. The Congressman's office may know as well as the various admissions field reps who you can locate here ...

    http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/reps/statereps_SC.shtml

    Talking to an admissions field rep as well as Lt. Braxton would both be good ideas.

    Goo Luck!
     
  5. navy2016

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    Is Lt. Braxton a member on these forums?

    Thank you all for the encouragement and information.
     
  6. ProudMom2014

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    Not sure if he is on here or not- but you can find Lt. Braxton on Facebook at Kings Point Diversity-
     

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