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USMMA nomination questions

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by jbs123, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. jbs123

    jbs123 Member

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    I have a question for those that have already been through the nomination process for USMMA. How many Congressional nominations did you/DS/DD apply for? It seems expensive to apply to all of our congressman if we have to pay for official SAT and ACT scores to be sent to all of them. Would it be better to concentrate on just a couple of extra districts that may not have many applicants? Would the admissions officer be able to suggest which districts to apply to? Also, should my DS mention in the essay that he is a recruited athlete?
     
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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    All three of my children who applied received a nomination. But it depends on how competitive your district is. In most districts, you can get a nomination from your own Congressman or Senator if you are competitive and USMMA is your first choice. If your district is extremely competitive, you should seek the advice of your local academy liaison representative.
    I would not suggest that DS mention in his essay that he is a recruited athlete. I would handle that by following the advice of the coach of his sport.
    If you have questions, we have found Kings Point admissions to be very helpful and easy to talk to. Make sure your DS calls or writes on his own behalf. Good luck.
     
  4. USMMA2021

    USMMA2021 USMMA Class of 2021

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    I applied to my local Congressman and both Senators. I got my nominations from my congressman and only one Senator because in my state they don't double nominate. I personally didn't apply to any other districts in my state since I was already a little late to the game in applying for those three. I would say defiantly apply to your local congressman and two senators, and depending on how completive your districts are, and how completive your application is, to apply to other congressional districts around yours. For the money issue, I would tell you that, would spending a little more money now be worth it in the future if you did, in fact, get into KP, which in turn would save you thousands of dollars.
     
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    How do you know how competitive your district is?
     
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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    Contact your local admissions field representative and he or she can help you.
     
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    At USMMA, the competitiveness of the district is only important at the nomination level, not at the appointment level. Appointments are given out by state, not district. If you look at the geographical make up of the past several classes, you will see there are a number of states who exceed their allotment. Generally, New York, Texas, California exceed the numbers of spots that are initially allotted to them. This would mean those states are more competitive than some others
     
  8. jbs123

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    Where can you find the geographical makeup of the classes?
     
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    https://www.usmma.edu/class-profile
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/46/310.53

    Neither of these links answer your question fully, but, the information is out there. My cursory search didn't bring it up though. I know that this information is out there, because I have seen it, although it has been 1.5-2 years since I saw it and was interested in it. I'll look a little when I can, but, you may have better luck.
     
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    I have another question. . . when you're looking at the class profile of the 2022 class, it says 66 were medically disqualified. Do you know if that is 66 of the 483 that met selection criteria, or 66 that turned in applications. And, does "not academically qualified" mean doesn't meet minimum requirements, or does that vary by state depending on the competitiveness of each state? And one more, how is "met selection criteria" different from academic criteria? I hope I'm not asking too many questions. Lots of things I am curious about.
     
  11. kpmom2013

    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    The 66 medical DPs are of the total applicants, not of those who were otherwise qualified. "Not academically qualified" is based on the same criteria for everyone and dies not vary by state. "Met selection criteria" includes all parts of the application, not just academics.
     
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    You have stumbled onto the question that I was never able to figure out--that is, the published numbers of qualified, not qualified, offers, etc., do not add up, lol.
     
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