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.