2 weeks to decide - NAPS

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  1. phil904

    phil904 NAPSter

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    I received a letter in the mail from the Naval Academy admissions board informing me that I have been selected to attend the Naval Academy prep school. I did get the feel that I might be offered admission to prep school possibly due to the fact that I am a year younger than all of my senior peers or maybe that I require more academic preparation.

    I only have two weeks to decide so I suppose I am in a bit of a predicament. I have a LOA from West Point and a prep school offer from Naval Academy. What are some reasons as to why one academy might feel I am LOA worthy where as the other wants for me to attend prep school? I hear prep school grads enter the academy with a leg up as they have already been exposed to the rigors of midshipmen life, not to mention that they have a support network once in the academy. What are some advantages or disadvantages of attending a prep school as opposed to accepting an outright appointment to WP?

    Any and all help is appreciated! I have a lot of thinking to do.
     
  2. Spud

    Spud BGO

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    You are confusing yourself with extraneous situations. You have a golden ticket to either USNA or WP. What do you want to be when you graduate? A Naval Officer or an Army Officer? Make a choice and take that road.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    +1 Spud. Figure out where you want to end up and that will help you decide where to start!

    Good luck!
     
  4. phil904

    phil904 NAPSter

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    I suspected those would be the answers I got. That just about sums it up, thanks.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    Accept whatever offer to an SA or ROTC you wish; you do have the latitude to change your mind, just keep people advised on a timely basis.
     
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  7. phil904

    phil904 NAPSter

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    No I am not being recruited for a sport although I did plan to walk-on for football or play sprint football first year then walk-on second year. My test scores are about average I suppose - 690 verbal and 620 math. Although I believe I passed the CFA I did not do too well, so that might be a factor.

    All that aside, I'm just glad I have been given the opportunity to choose between two great institutions.
     
  8. trini1066

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    Search your heart. As far as Naps , you do have a leg up on the direct admids.
    You do get paid when you are at Naps also. Pay goes down significant, once you get to the SA's. I guess you really have to ask what it is you want to do? Do you want infantry? Fly planes? I think the Naval Academy has more choices. Then again West Point, just the sound of it makes me shiver. Grant, Eisenhower ,Patton and Stonewall Jackson! Are you kidding me! I wish we all had choices like you do:thumb:
     
  9. AF6872

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    My DD Company Mates that came out of NAPS were the best. Helped all their Company through the first few weeks. Newport can be a pain for the weather and most hate it. Not a bad place for liberty in dress whites down Thames Street.
     

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