Parents of MMI SAP Appointed Info

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by handymaninheels, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. handymaninheels

    handymaninheels Member

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    I was just informed that MMI is doing several of the items for our Candidate Cadets Portal Check list. Cadet will need to pay at time of services or have ins. info.

    They are doing Dental, Vision, Immunizations, Finger Printing/Background Check.

    If you need to clarify or get more info you can call and talk to Renee in the Health Services. She is a wealth of info and VERY helpful! She gave me permission to put her name here. Her number is on the MMI website.

    So thankful for these services!!
     
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  2. SAparent2023

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    How many candidates are at MMI and are they mostly USMA or are other SAs included also? Also, do you know how many are sponsored versus self-sponsored and do you know the acceptance rate for sponsored and self-sponsored? Sorry for all the questions but I am very new to this whole process and I am trying to understand it all. Thanks.
     
  3. Belisarius

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    There are a bit over 400 total students at MMI, of which a about third are in the service academy program (SAP). The others are in ROTC, the early commissioning program, or just normal classes as a cadet at a junior military college.

    There are cadets seeking admission to all five service academies in the SAP. Coast Guard has the highest number, but there are also a lot of West Point candidates and a decent number from the other three. This year there are 20 sponsored preps from West Point, and they all gained admission. Last year, they were 27/27 for AOG preps. There are usually several nonsponsored West Point preps who gain admission, but they do so at a much smaller percentage. The sponsored preps have to mess up in some rather significant way to not gain admission, so there are usually only one or two who don't a year out of the 20-30 at MMI. They have a chart with a more detailed presentation of this data under the "Numbers" section of their website.
     
  4. SAparent2023

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    Thank you very much. That is helpful. My DS is a junior and is focused on SA as direct appointment but as parents, we are pounding the table for Plan B, C, D, etc. He mentioned MMI as a plan B but I was not sure about the differences between being sponsored (which seems like a no-brainer) and self-sponsoring.
     
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  5. Teragram

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    My daughter is sponsored by West Point and attends MMI. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer. As stated above USCGA has the highest number at MMI followed by West Point (20 sponsored and 5 self prep have appointments to date).
     
  6. Alaskan

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    DS is sponsored Coast Guard at MMI and has several friends who self- prepped and gained appointments this year.
     
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  7. SAparent2023

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    Thank you all very much. The sponsored route seems very favorable so hopefully that can be an option for my DS. This forum is very helpful.
     
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  8. Parent of 4

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    There is a reason the AOG sponsored candidates are said to have a "Golden Ticket". They are expected to gain appointment the following year and are a lock to do so as long as the don't have a major screw up, behaviorally or academically, and remain medically qualified. It is the next best thing to an outright appointment and for many it is actually better in the long run. While there are other options, MMI does a great job with their SAP program and they really do care about the young men and women who attend.
     
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    So how does it work if you do not receive an AOG from USMA, she received information from MMI that she is eligible for the SAP program, but isn't sponsored? So how would that work.
     
  10. Alaskan

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    I would recommend giving the office at MMI a call. They will have the answers and are very helpful.
     
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  11. Teragram

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    Call and speak to LTC Bowen at MMI. He can explain the program and give you appointment rates for self sponsored cadets.
     
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    Please feel free to call me (Susanna Barnes- 334-683-2364)
    - Yes call me - I am Susanna Barnes - with MMI - I am a USMA 2016 mom - MMI is a lifesaver for so many - my son still wishes he would have spent a year here before West Point - Like he has said over and over MMI cadets are so much more successful at West Point - they have the advantage of a full year of experience - my number is 334-683-2364 my email is sbarnes@marionmilitary.edu and my cell is 205-427-7846.
     
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  13. USMA 1994

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    @Jgbmom Can you share the self-prep appointment percentages over the last few years? One would expect the sponsored prep numbers to be close to 100%. They were qualified the year before and just missed out on an appointment. The real measurement of the program would be the self-prep success rate.
     
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