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How is each part of the application weighted?

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by MitchBomber, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. MitchBomber

    MitchBomber New Member

    Jan 4, 2014
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    I'm applying to USMMA and I was wondering how academics part (grades, SAT scores, essay) and the Candidate Fitness Assessment are put together to form a final application? Do you get points on each part and require a certain number of points to get in? Or some other way?

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    NMMI PREP DIRECTOR 5-Year Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I was hoping someone else would give a good, definitive answer so we could both learn something! :smile:

    On a serious note: What you are asking for is an answer to one of the great mysteries all candidates ask. You will probably never get a "cook book" answer; if that's what you're looking for. I will say that the CFA is a pass/fail event. At least that's the case in the hundreds of test results I've sent to KP. If you fail one event you fail the test. Pass all events; pass the test.

    With regard to SAT and ACT scores, the USMMA publishes minimums. Get above the mins and you will still be competive. How competitive? See:
    http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/class-profile at the bottom of the page to see how you stack up.

    Some academic items are beyond your control - the high school profile and percentage moving on to college will be looked at. Within your control - your GPA and the classes you take.

    I will say that if you have the opportunity to take Physics in high school; do it! (This advice is from the guy that runs the USMMA Prep School.)

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