Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by andrea16, Oct 27, 2010.
Does anyone know if I plebe will get kicked out of KP if they don't pass a class such as calc?
My plebe said he was told there are no setbacks this year. Not sure if that is just a rumor. Don't even know if he failed, he may just be panicing!
In my day, one F was not usually enough to get someone disenrolled, it would also depend on your overall record, including your GPA for the quarter and your cumulative GPA. As long as their cum is over 2.0 you would not be in danger of getting kicked out with just one F. There is usually an effort made to keep people in, especially this early in the year, and being that there is likely to be a fair amount of kids with multiple Fs, I wouldn't be panicing.
Every administration is different and I have also heard there will be less setbacks. Whether or not that translates into no setbacks is possible, but I would be surprised if they drew that hard and fast of a rule.
It's gut check time for your plebe. Having to repeat classes while still taking a full load is no cake walk, especially since your plebe will not likely be cut any slack in Calc II even though he/she is taking Calk I at the same time.
As to rumors ... don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
If the plebe fails one course. Then the plebe will take summer school. Summer schools starts the week after graduation and goes until the end of Indoc. If 2 classes are failed, then a setback or disenrollment happens. It's up to the Academic Review Board.
the answer is: it depends. for one class, its unlikely. depending on the rest of his/her grades, they will most likely be required to "lag" the class (take it at a later date) or attend summer school, depending on which course is failed. two or more classes, youre probably gone or set back, if youre lucky. there was only one setback out of my company first term last year, and he failed 3 classes. however, i doubt there will be anywhere near that level of leniency this year, as the Admiral is much less tolerant of academic issues and the class as a whole is larger. but, to recap, i would have to think that you'd be ok with a single failure provided the rest of the grades are decent.
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