Any NAPS Questions?

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  1. mejmichael

    mejmichael Member

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    I am currently a Napster here in Newport and am offering any answers to any questions you may have.
     
  2. Midshipman_Ric

    Midshipman_Ric New Member

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    Awesome, I am in next years class and I was wondering if you have any tips about getting ready for indoc
     
  3. cchshurdlergirl

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    Ditto! Also....what was one major thing that helped you get through indoc? I have friends at USNA that said the one thing they wouldn't go without during plebe summer or indoc was baby wipes (as funny as that sounds).
     
  4. cabarle

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    We're waiting for our PTR orders. Any scuttlebutt as to when they're coming out?
     
  5. ski_addict29

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    hey so i am a junior and was wondering how one would get into NAPS. i am shooting for the Naval Academy but i would definitely be thrilled to get into NAPS. what are the qualifications typically?

    if u superscore my ACT i would have a 29, an unweighted GPA of a 3.68, i have a leadership position in student council, i am in NHS (going to run for president next year), in a church music group, in my church youth group, have successfully help run a red cross blood drive, also I have a varsity letter in sports(varsity same sport since freshman year) and am captain (as a junior), also i went to junior cadet weekend at USNA this past fall (an overnight from thursday night to mid sunday). what do you think my chances are?

    if you arent sure then dont worry about it.
     
  6. mejmichael

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    Congratulations to those accepted.

    Midshipman_Ric: there are many things that you can do to get yourself ready. Most of them being mental. You wake up very early in the morning. I would always joke around about how we slept and woke up in the dark. You dont get very much time to eat because there needs to be a constant rotation of 300+ Napsters eating. Throughout the day you're going to be drained mentally and there are few moments that you actually get to just sit down. Physically its demanding. Make sure that you're running 3 miles + and can do a good amount of push-ups and sit ups. Once you get into the INDOC rotation you'll understand that its a game and that you just have to play by the rules.

    cchshurdlergirl: here's a list of things you'll want to get
    -comfortable shoes (you're going to be standing, marching, running. alot)
    -2 in 1 body wash/shampoo (it gets annoying when you need to use 2 tubes in the shower with little time in the shower.)
    -letters, stamps (you're going to want to hear from your friends and family, trust me)
    During INDOC you're only really able to use what you are issued.
    The one major thing that helped me get through INDOC was cracking jokes because it can get a bit miserable at times. Haha.

    cabarle: sorry, no idea. I got mine last year about a month before INDOC

    ski_addict29: first off you don't choose to go to NAPS. The Naval Academy goes through your application and if they see that you are qualified for the Academy but you just need an extra push they'll send you either to NAPS or Foundation program.
    You're qualifications look good. I was also in NHS, Student Council, with a 3.7 GPA. I'm not sure if you still have time but look into going to Boys/Girls State. That helped me out to look good in the application. The Academy will like that you're a captain as a Junior because it shows leadership qualities in you. Your chances? Sorry man there's no chance calculator for me to say. But overall you look good. Keep working hard and perhaps I'll see you down at the Academy one day. Good Luck
     
  7. ski_addict29

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    yea i know they choose not me, i just would still be happy with NAPs. what is boys/girls state? also i will have study abroad credit after this summer from Greece and Italy.
     
  8. mejmichael

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    Boys State is a program to learn about the way your government works. Its a week long program and each state should have one. Its a good thing to put into your application.
     
  9. j_devera

    j_devera New Member

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    really the hardest thing about indoc was being away from home for an extended period of time. after a while you get into a daily routine like mejmichael said; but the best tip I'd probably go with is learn how to take things one thing at a time, it'll make the experience less traumatizing than it seems
     
  10. Motodoc

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    Does anybody know if Ripley Hall or Bancroft Hall has WiFi? It's been recommended by a few mids and M/C that if would be OK to bring your own laptop or IPad. Since the issued laptops and desktops have locked out certain websites, i.e. YouTube, I Tunes, etc, and cannot have webcams plugged into them, I was just wondering if they would have access to WiFi nearby or while on liberty. This question has roots in deciding on a HS graduation present. Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.
     
  11. sgtski

    sgtski Semper Fi 88-08

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    Was wondering if Zuzek ate them out of house and home up there? like he does here. lol good luck this week with graduation ceremonies.
     
  12. ccryle11

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    So I am reporting to NAPS in 2 months and I still have yet to receive anything in the mail (I accepted the offer in november...) is this normal? If I get my offer revoked for some reason when would I find that out?

    Also any tips on what to bring? (How much clothes, computer, etc.)

    Thanks
     
  13. Coyle

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    Does NAPS allow you to play multiple sports?

    I am a recruited wrestler and want to know if I can tryout for the football team as well.
     
  14. usnamid15

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    Motodoc: Ripley Hall does not have Wifi. A few people in my platoon bought wireless cards or plugins for their laptops and iPads. There will be wifi available at the liberty center and the internet cafe on liberty.

    ccryle11: Whatever you bring, you carry, which can be a pain in the neck. You wont get to use any of it during INDOC, so my advice is to bring what they recommend to bring along with a few civilian clothes and your school supplies. You will get time after INDOC to buy whatever you need for the Academic year.

    Coyle: My roommate this year was on the wrestling team and he was always doing something with the team. The team was very dedicated to their sport so I doubt there will be any time for you to do football as well. Sports period is very limited and wrestling practices at the same time as football.
     
  15. hlu64

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    What's the most running you do at NAPS?
     
  16. thaotran

    thaotran New Member

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    I was wondering during indoc do students get to write letters? What are they able to do after a day of training?
     

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