MMI Class of 2021 - SELF PREP

Navy20

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I'm saying good look transferring credits from what amounts to an Alabama community college to a reputable four year institution- it's a two year institution in Alabama - is what I wrote somehow not accurate? Maybe reputable wasn't the best word - how about highly selective, because most of these kids would have gone to a highly selective college if they weren't pursuing an academy appointment

There is a developing mindset on this site that self prepping is somehow the answer for those who were rejected - which is great for the institutions offering self prep programs, but not necessarily so great for the kid who enrolls in one and doesn't earn an appointment. Now what? Parents and kids need to think about that, since most self preppers are not going to earn an appointment. If a kid who is rejected does what all the academies recommend and enrolls in a regular college and takes a first year like schedule, re-applies, and is rejected again, they don't have to worry about finding a new school and whether those credits will transfer, making new friends, etc, etc, etc.
While I will not say that self-prepping is the answer for all who do not receive an appointment, I will say that is is for some. If a student is highly dedicated and has a strong ACT/SAT and a good HS and College GPA, they will have a good chance of getting into an academy. On the flip side, ROTC programs are a good option for the branches that offer them. If a student really has a desire to serve, they can go to any college that offers the ROTC program of their choosing (AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC). It will simply be up to them to earn the grades and be physically sound in order to contract to commission their junior year. In this case, most credits will transfer.

ROTC is not for everyone, especially if they have a good chance as a self-prep. If they truly desire to serve as an officer though, then this is a good option if they are willing to be dedicated to making themselves competitive and the best they can be.
 

Ilikeboats

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Hi all! There is a Snapchat group chat being made for those attending MMI. I was rejected from CGA and will be attending MMI's SAP program for the Coast Guard this fall. I saw others did it last year and figured it would be a great idea, so if you or your DD or DS are attending MMI and want to be added to it, feel free to let me know.
Yeah could you add me to that my man? My snapchat is therealyates1
 

Ilikeboats

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Just starting this thread for those of us/DS/DD who had MMI as their plan B. USCGA was DS's first and only choice, but we had plans B, C, D in place in case. He's looking forward to it, maybe not the heat & humidity though. Cali kid here.
Committing to MMI soon! I'm just trying to wrap some details up. I'm excited for MMI, but not for the weather.
 

TeachemYoung

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FYI - MMI is open, holding tours, and has a tentative move-in date. We will be visiting next month :)
 

toski111

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Committing to MMI soon! I'm just trying to wrap some details up. I'm excited for MMI, but not for the weather.
My DD attended MMI in the SAP program this year. It was an amazing experience. She made lifelong friends, learned from top quality professors, and received so much support and encouragement, much more than I believe she would have had at a regular college. She did not once complain about the weather (and we are from the northeast). In fact, she is now in love with the south!
 
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