More than 1 Congressional Nomination

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  1. Mmastephen

    Mmastephen New Member

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    So I am applying to the Merchant Marine Academy and I have received 2 congressional nominations. Does this give me a better chance of getting into the academy?
     
  2. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    No. I had three and didn't get in.
     
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    It says you graduated from the academy in 97, then how did you get in ?
     
  4. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Three tries to get in ... three tries to get out.

    I had all three nominations all three times I applied, in the end I eventually graduated and nothing else matters.
     
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  5. MMA19kid

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    Wow...that's remarkable, you applied 3 years in a row to KP. My room mate was a 2x setback, but ive never heard of anyone who applied 3 times.
     
  6. cmakin

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    Reminds me of the joke, "What do you call the guy who had the lowest grades in medical school?"
     
  7. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Anchorman ...

    ... ahem, that's Dr. Anchorman to you.
     
  8. cmakin

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    Or, just plain, "Doctor". . .
     
  9. MMA19kid

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    the deputy maritime administrator, Mike Rodriguez, was supposedly the anchorman of '79. Anyone know if that's accurate?
     
  10. Mr.2021

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    Currently, I have 3 nominations to USMMA, and I expect to get about 5 (I haven't heard back from 4 MOC's) ... Will this help my chances of getting an appointment?
     
  11. MMA19kid

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    No...stop applying for nominations and wasting your and other people's time. A nomination is a requirement for admission, you satisfied that requirement when you earned your first nomination. If you're "fully qualified" (academic, medical, congressional nom), it now comes down to your resume...more noms does nothing for you. Usually about 50% of fully qualified kids are appointed. Doesn't hurt to phone admissions and express your desire to attend (I did that). Good luck.
     
  12. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Who cares? Other than a bag full of pennies its irrelevant.

    No one has ever asked about my GPA or class standing other than applying to grad school.
     
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  13. KP Eng

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    In the interest of sharing different experiences, when applying for junior engineering positions I was often asked for my GPA. One shipbuilder I worked for would not interview candidates for "engineering" positions or take interns who did not have a 3.0. Later in my career it never came up, but for "design office" type junior engineer positions GPA, have you passed the FE exam, etc, were pretty common vetting tools.
     
  14. cmakin

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    It has never come up since I graduated. For the first year, I sailed out of the MEBA hall. After that became a bit of a waste, I started looking elsewhere and hired on with an ocean towing company, and GPA never came up. A few years later, I got an engineer's job on an ATB from an ad in the Houston Chronicle, again, no GPA request. Some years later, work on another ATB type vessel, again, no GPA. Came ashore to work for a Class Society, no GPA request. Leaving that career to my current one, I received a random call from a friend, again, no GPA. I have also had some other job interviews where I have either turned down work or was not chosen, no GPA. . .
     
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  15. MMA19kid

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    Ive been keeping up a 3.6 just to satisfy my inner sycophant/kool aid drinker.
     
  16. cmakin

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    Well, that is it. . . I only had a couple of quarters (old days) where I was over 3.0 and I did it for me. . . .
     
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