What is the next step?

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by cmsullivan18, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. cmsullivan18

    cmsullivan18 Member

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    I am almost done with my USMMA application as well as my nomination applications. I did pretty well in high school (3.72 gpa and a 12 something on the SAT), and participated in many sports and activities (with leadership roles). I also received three service academy nominations last year to USNA. After not getting in I set my eyes on USMMA and have been in touch with the soccer coach about playing there. There is just one problem. My grades this semester are not good. I keep wanting to tell myself that is it is because I am just getting over mono and im still disturbed from when I took my friend to the hospital. But the truth is I need structure and discipline in my life. My question is, should I apply to Valley Forge Military Academy and College and transfer there next semester? Will the academy see that as taking upon myself to take a prep year/semester? I am it a bad spot and would appreciate any help on this topic. Thank you!
     
  2. joriebelle

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    What exactly do you mean by your grades this semester are "not good"?
     
  3. kpmom2013

    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    It looks like you are a college re-applicant. When you say, "my grades this semester are not good," what do you mean and where are you taking the classes? There is a big difference between B's in university level classes such as calculus and physics and C's or D's in less challenging classes at a community college. No, you cannot "transfer in" to USMMA or any other service academy. If you are not accepted, you have to go through the application process again next year. The best way to demonstrate readiness for the academic rigor of an academy is to take classes as close as possible to what you would be taking in your first year at the academy. There is still time to get your grades up. I would recommend focusing your energy there by working harder, getting extra help from your professors, and working with a tutor. Good luck.