Women at USMMA

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by Erin Coogan, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Erin Coogan

    Erin Coogan New Member

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    What is like to be a women at this particular service academy? Does being a women help your chances of getting a nomination and an acceptance from this school?
     
  2. Erin Coogan

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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I can't comment on what it's like to be a woman there, but they are looking for the best and brightest young people they can find.

    If you're a great applicant you're a great applicant. Nobody other than the people who sit on the adcom can say if they put any emphasis on certain characteristics, but I can guarantee they value diversity in their class.
     
  4. Jmoney457

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    Nominations are done at the congressional level, by your respective MOCs, if you haven't obtained one already your chances (for the class of 2019) are already zero. I thankfully got my nomination even though I was past my MOC's deadline.

    The school itself does appointments.
     
  5. Erin Coogan

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    I would be the class of 2020, just trying to see a timeline of things I need to accomplish. Also, if there areas of study are something I am interested in. I value the discipline and leadership that this university seems to encompass in their students, although the degrees are more science related and I was hoping to study political science/international relations and hopefully go to law school.
     
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    Attached is the course catalog.
    http://www.usmma.edu/sites/usmma.ed...iculum Catalog (Class of 2017 and beyond).pdf

    If you don't want to study either Marine Transportation or Marine Engineering, or goto sea you might want to look at attending another school.
     
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    The school does acceptances, MOC do nominations/appointments, but that's just semantics I guess.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you want to attend law school right out of "college," you should not attend any SA. Seriously. I don't think any SA allows graduates to enter law school directly upon graduation (though I might be wrong about this). If your desire is to be a military lawyer, you're better off getting your undergraduate degree and then looking at scholarship programs for law school (which incur a commitment as a JAG) or attend law school on your own and apply for the JAG Corps.

    If you want to be a civilian lawyer . . . consider doing something else first. Again, seriously. There is PLENTY of time to go to law school and be a lawyer. Some of the best lawyers I know spent up to 10 years in another profession -- software engineer, chemical engineer, doctor, military officer :), etc.

    If you really want to go directly to law school, then go to a civilian school.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Probably the best advice here. Years ago (maybe 15+) it may have been possible to go to law school directly out of Kings Point; however, with the current push for everyone to sail by MARAD it would be unlikely in today's climate.
     

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