Foundation/NAPs question

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by nodiva, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. nodiva

    nodiva Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    153
    Is it correct to assume that if a DD/DS is offered a Foundation/NAPs that it will come late in April after appointments are made?
     
  2. Nollie

    Nollie Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    70
    Not necessarily. If you look on the thread forum for the prep schools, offers of appointment to NAPS/Foundation have already started to go out. However, last year many students who were on the "still in the game" thread from last year got emails on April 15th telling them they were wait listed for NAPS....my DS included, So I guess you could hear at any point in time from now til April 15.
     
  3. nodiva

    nodiva Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    153
    Nollie, Is your DS at NAPS now?
     
  4. Nollie

    Nollie Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    70
    No. He did not get in off of the wait list. He is reapplying as a college freshmen. For all of us that were posting our DS/DD were wait listed I never saw any postings of any who got in off the list.
     
  5. USNASoCalMom

    USNASoCalMom New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    DS received the Foundation offer in January. Does that mean, practically, a direct appointment is off the table? Even though technically, it should not have had any bearing on the direct appointment for the class of 2019 , it's supposedly a fallback plan.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,509
    Likes Received:
    459
    Being offered -- or accepting -- Foundation/NAPS does not mean you cannot later receive a direct appointment. Most years, maybe a few do. Most don't.
     
  7. 1964BGO

    1964BGO Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    16
    In the past I have had candidates who received, sequentially, a Foundation offer which was rejected, a NAPS offer which was accepted, followed in a couple of weeks by an offer of appointment which was accepted. I am not sure of the trend at Admissions currently, so all I am saying is that don't give up, anything can happen. Do keep in mind that offers to NAPS or Foundation originate in Admissions, so I strongly recommend they be given serious consideration and not rejected out of hand. If you get to USNA as a midshipman you will discover that a good part of your class will have gotten there via NAPS or Foundation. Best wishes
     
  8. guayb15

    guayb15 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    19
    Can someone clear up what the Foundation offers mean? I've never really heard of or know what a foundation offer is! Thanks!


    Sent using the Service Academy Forums® mobile app
     
  9. JShawshank

    JShawshank Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    55
    Foundation is a 'scholarship' to a prep school (for 1 year). Like NAPs but chosen from the list below. Like NAPs, most go to USNA after finishing Foundation year. See info below.

    http://www.usna.com/page.aspx?pid=251

    Prep Program
    [​IMG]The Foundation currently sponsors up to 50-60 candidates for one year of post-high school study at 15 civilian and 3 military preparatory schools. The schools include high school/prep schools, junior colleges, and a four-year university. It is up to the candidates, once accepted for sponsorship, to indicate which schools they would most like to attend for their prep year. Candidates recommended to the Foundation by USNA Admissions include men and women, athletes and non-athletes and students of varied ethnic backgrounds.

    Participating Schools and Institutions

     
  10. guayb15

    guayb15 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    19
    Thank you!


    Sent using the Service Academy Forums® mobile app
     
  11. Mom529

    Mom529 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    236
    So if you go to a foundation school, are you doing a senior year again with civilian students in most of the schools?
     
  12. dawnmerg

    dawnmerg New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looking for someone who has experience with Portsmouth Abbey foundation program. Just informed that is a possibility for my DS.
     
  13. AF6872

    AF6872 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,868
    Likes Received:
    237
    As stated above, I think all Foundation programs are a fifth year. Student will repeat and concentrate on science and math courses with seniors at the school. Portsmouth Abbey is a great school on Aquidneck Island but the cost can be tough even with a Foundation scholarship (tuition about 50K per year). Some of the schools on the list are male only (Avon Old Farms for example). Good Luck.
     
  14. dawnmerg

    dawnmerg New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks! Was looking to see if anyone had a kid there and subsequently went on to USNA. Also have questions about if the academy bound kids are roomed together, if there is an advisor at the school specifically for them....my concern is that is will be a make or break year and they are being thrust into an unknown environment where most kids have been there for 3 years. Is there someone there to help guide him or is he sink or swim on his own? Also, is there a specific curriculum that the academy dictates for the "fifth year?" Thanks for any info, specifically to Portsmouth Abbey!
     
  15. THS

    THS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    109
    DS was a Foundation sponsored candidate and is now a Plebe c/o 2019. He did not go to Portsmouth Abbey, but did attend a private east coast prep school. If your DS has been contacted by Capt Ed Wallace, USNA Foundation, he should be able to provide you w/ former/current preps and the prep advisor at Portsmouth. DS roomed with another Foundation prep and took the same required classes AP Calc, AP Chem and Physics. Their electives varied. I think all Foundation designated schools are similar. DS had a lot of support at his school, Foundation and Capt Wallace also monitors the preps throughout their Foundation year.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2015
    academyorbust2020 likes this.

Share This Page