Class of 2011 Programs

MaritimeGirl11

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I was just wondering do the service academies have like a special event for only accepted students. Just wondering b/c at MMA they have a welcome aboard program which lets students see the life of a cadet and go to workshops and parents go to presentations and such.
 

bossf51

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No I don't think it would be practical since kids are from all over the country. MMA is a regional school so most of their students are in New England so it works better. The closest things would be Candidate visit weekends and beansprouting(overnight visit at CGA).
 

AFDAD2010

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At USAFA there is orientation for accepted candidates. That takes place in early April and there are presentations for parents and candidates. It's quite informative. Usually there are 2-3 to choose from. I was pretty sure the other academies had similar events. Also, each state has one or more parents associations and they genererally have events in your area as well.
 

WAMom68

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No formal orientation at West Point but an accepted candidate can have an overnight visit. If you are not accepted yet the candidate can have a day visit, you shadow a plebe for the morning classes and have lunch in the mess hall. Our local West Point parents club has a luncheon for all accepted candidates a couple of weeks before R-day.
 

MaritimeGirl11

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SO mostly just overnights. thats cool. Im doing one at Mass Maritime Academy later this month.
 

bossf51

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Lesya25 said:
Good Point Boss. Is'nt there a swab summer picnic though?


There are some events for the accepted swabs. There is a big picnic the day before R-day. But nothing like an orientation. I think AFA is the only one who has that kind of thing.
 
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