My son has his application and congressional nomination in to USMMA. His status in "hold". He has a 3.8+ GPA(many AP classes), high Math SAT but the min. reading SAT. He had a varsity sport and pages of volunteering and public service not to mention working throughout high school. He has visited the academy for an overnight and had an interview that he said went very well. Do you think he will hear something positive before April? He has already been accepted to a notiable state school for the college of mechanical and aeronautical engineering but of course USMMA is his first, second and third choice.
Last edited by SUPPORTMOM; 12-18-2006 at 03:21 PM.
yeah, being on hold isn't a bad thing. basically it means that he's got a really good shot at it, but they're not giving it to him just yet. there could be a few details left to work themselves out (i.e. waiting to hear from congressman, DODMERB, etc...) but don't think it's a bad thing at all. and if possible, call any chance you get to see if there's any progress in the file. while it might annoy them, they will be more likely to push his file along as a means of getting you to leave them alone. it worked for me.
During the past weekend my son along with a few other potential athletic candidates was invited over to KP. After Capt. Johnson's speech, during Q&A one of the football players asked “what in a application covers up a bad math ACT score”and without missing a beat Capt. Johnson retorted a good ACT score, really. Then he reiterated that the candidate should study really hard on that one subject, take the test again concentrating only on math since Kings Point takes highest score of all ACT tests.
depending on where you live in the country, it might be possible for your son to call in the morning prior to school (seeing as the time zones make it work). that's what i did. being from Colorado, i could call at 7 AM and they'd have been in the office for at least half an hour already. as long as he works hard, doesn't slack, and finishes strong, he should be ok. like i said, have him call admissions any time he has a question. it will show his dedication and will help push his file through. best of luck!
I really appreciate all your help. I am really feeling like a fish out of water. Does anyone know when Indoc will be in 2007? Should the plebes take cars if they can find parking off campus? I am trying to prepare just in case.
Plebes have no need for a car, there is plenty of public transportation and they won't get a ton of chances to use it anyway. Finding parking off-campus is no easy task. As it is in a residential neighborhood there is no on street parking or parking lots around. There have been people in the past who have paid for parking spots in driveways, but I haven't heard of any plebes doing this.
also, they say as a plebe you're not allowed to operate a motor vehicle within 10 miles of the academy. and as a plebe there's not enough chances to get away for long enough to make it worth having your car around.
as far as indoc, from my understanding (through talking with CAPT Johnson) when i had the same question he told me it would be right around the 4th of july, typically the friday afterwards. mine started on july 6th. it's just a ball park, but expect it within a week of the 4th.
Check out the last date on the regimental cal. July 5th is slated for Indoc but ya know how things go. That could change. SMom, if you maybe start looking over the calendar now, you might have it figured out by graduation. I'm just now starting to get the hang of it.
I recall somebody telling me that Plebes could not have cars. Maybe KPMom06 is hanging out & can answer for sure? I'm glad my Plebe didn't have a car. He would have bolted. "Plebe running!!"
SUPPORTMOM, here are some more details about motor vehicle privileges:
"All upperclass midshipmen may own and use automobiles while in residence at the Academy. However, because of limited parking facilities on campus, only a small number of first classmen may keep their automobiles in a designated area of the Academy at their own risk. This is considered a privilege and is granted subject to compliance with Academy regulations. Upperclass students who are not authorized to use Academy parking facilities must make private garage arrangements since a local town ordinance prohibits overnight street parking."
Kinda wonder if it would be worth it due to the fact that upperclass are out to sea. First class year might be the best bet & I'm sure they would enjoy the freedom of having their car. The kids seem to get everywhere they need or want to go via public tansit. Sure cheaper than paying parking fees and insurance.