Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by Suzie, Feb 9, 2010.
I have been reading about the USMMA and am very impressed! Do they have a Summer Session??
No, USMMA doesn't have a summer session. The academic year is on a trimester basis to accommodate A and B split sea year requirements. Graduation typically isn't until late June and indoc begins in early July which doesn't leave enough time for a summer session program.
I am not sure where you live, but do try and arrange an overnight visit. Our DS flew from Colorado and was able to follow a mid, attend classes, eat in delano hall, and spend the night on a cot in their room ( a mighty tight fit as it was a room for three ). DS has hosted overnighters himself now, a good payback.
When you arrange a visit, they will pair you with a "band mid", "football mid", "whatever you are interested in mid", etc. if you ask. They will also be able to talk to admissions and ask their questions. It is worth the time to visit and to see the campus up close.
(PS If your child goes by themselves, I would recommend using a car service from the airport, less stress on the parent).
Thanks Proud Mom,
That sounds like a great idea, I will definitely check into. I definitely know DS wants to check out 1st hand so I can't think of any better way! We live in Kentucky so it is doable....might take a summer roadtrip to visit USNA & USMMA.
I went on the website for the USMMA and it made me smile when I found the Cookie Cafe, what great and involved parents!! I was reading how a Mom from Germantown, WI asked her church to bake....I grew up within miles of there!! Probably know some of the people who were baking!! Small World!!
even though USMMA does not offer a summer program, i would highly recommend attending one of the other academies' programs. i attended USMA SLS and USCGA AIM, and having those under my belt not only gave me a very good overall impression of what i was getting myself into, but also gave me an introduction into the most rudimentary aspects of a regiment. i would rank both of those pretty high up there in the list of cool and beneficial things i have done.
Summer sessions at other academies can give you an idea about Service Academy life but keep in mind that KP is very different, trimesters, Sea Year. A visit and taking to the mids is definitely if possible the way to go. When my son did his overnight there were a few HS Seniors that had been accepted and then made the trip. We were close enough to visit a few academies before going through the application process. PM if you have specific questions.
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