KP alumni in the family and impact on appointments?

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  1. kneedeep

    kneedeep 5-Year Member

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    Hi all,

    After enjoying the thrill of seeing our DS graduate this past June, we are in the middle of the KP application process with our youngest son. Does anyone out there have a feel for how much weight (if any) Admissions puts on having KP alumni in the family? We figure it can’t hurt, but weren’t sure if it’s a consideration.
     
  2. cmakin

    cmakin 5-Year Member

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    Since I am the only one in my family to attend, or even think of trying, I cannot answer directly. I CAN state that there are a lot of siblings that go through as well as children of alumni.
     
  3. KP2013dramamama

    KP2013dramamama 5-Year Member

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    One of my friends 2 elder sons were accepted into KP and the 3rd was not. She was not surprised either, but knows the engineering school he is now attending is perfect for him. It all works out!
     
  4. EDPKP81

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    It certainly can't hurt but I am a graduate, Academy Field Rep and an Alumni Award winner and my son (who was also being recruited for a sport) did not get in. Grades and SAT scores are much more important as well as which state the candidate is from. My son had good (but not great) SAT scores and grades. He was on 'Hold' for what seemed like forever before getting the official rejection at the end of April.
     
  5. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 SUNY 15, D-USAFA '15 TTUHSC '20 5-Year Member

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    isn't there a place on the application where you list if parents or siblings have attended/graduated from one of the service academies? I know it is on the AFA application but can't remember for USMMA. If it is on there there must be some weight to it.
     
  6. kneedeep

    kneedeep 5-Year Member

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    As we have been telling our DS who is applying, it's nice to have a brother who made it through KP, but whether he gets in or not will is all on him.
     
  7. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

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    If they consider who your family is, my kids don't stand a chance of getting in.
     
  8. deepsea

    deepsea 5-Year Member

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    Where is the like button on this thing?
     
  9. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

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    забавный парень. вернуться к вашей лодке дует уже.
     
  10. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    It's all Greek to me! (Or is that Cyrillic?) :rolleyes:
     
  11. charleynoble

    charleynoble New Member

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    Admission Standards

    According to the Code of Federal Regulations governing admissions:
    "§ 310.57 Application and selection of midshipmen.
    ….. No preference shall be granted in selecting individuals for appointment because one or more members of their immediate families are alumni of the Academy.
     
  12. deepsea

    deepsea 5-Year Member

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    очень хороший!мне нравится!
     
  13. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

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    YA ne znayu, pochemu ya pomnyu nekotoryye veshchi . Vy skazali mne odnazhdy , pochemu vy byli naznacheny vashi sosed po komnate godu pervokursnik
     
  14. aooga15

    aooga15 5-Year Member

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    siblings

    Kneedeep-
    there are a lot of siblings at KP...
    of course the younger sibling needs to be qualified!
    but it appears KP likes siblings... good luck!!! :thumb:
     

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