Received an LOA

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  1. northtexascj

    northtexascj New Member

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    Today I received an LOA from Merchant Marine Academy in the mail. I have never been happier. Now I just need to keep my grades up and secure a nomination. Very happy girl at the moment.
     
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  2. bizzy1013

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    Congratulations. I am in the same situation as you. I am looking forward to June 28th reporting date.
     
  3. HopefulMomMarine

    HopefulMomMarine New Member

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    Does that mean you got in? I thought cutoff was 2/1. The only thing my DS is missing is nomination but applications were just due. Wasn't sure if an LOA is part of the process. First time applying to a SA.
     
  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Not to worry - the posters above are following all the same timelines as your DS. They just happened to receive letters that say, essentially, we are saving a spot for you if you complete items X and Y satisfactorily. They are conditional offers of appointment, given for whatever reason the SA sees fit. They are not the norm.

    Just keep moving forward, don’t look left or right.
     
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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    Congratulations northtexascj, and welcome. I am happy to answer any questions as the mom of a current female mid.
     
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    What company is your daughter in? I have done a lot of research and looking forward to reporting June 28th. Did your daughter do alot of conditioning before reporting?
     
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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    She is in Band Company. Sections for Plebes are a mix from all the different companies so you get to know everyone. My DD hates running, but was in shape and had excellent core strength from being a dancer. Neither she nor my DS (a high school wrestler) thought INDOC was very physically demanding. But there were others (both guys and girls) who were literally crying at how hard it was. I think it is mental more than physical. If you are in reasonably good shape and have a positive attitude and a sense of humor you will be fine.
     
  8. bizzy1013

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    Thank you for the information and advice!
     
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    cmakin 5-Year Member

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    In my day, I was pretty fit from being a three season "athlete" in high school. Wasn't really beyond my ability physically, but the mental stuff was the toughest. . .not impossible, though.