Are your chances in being admitted higher than a civilian college student applying? Which would be the best prep school (Greystone at Schreiner University, Kent School, Marion Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute, Northwestern Preparatory School, Randolph-Macon Academy, Wentworth Military Academy) to go to if you don't get a direct appointment to a prep school? Are the students (in prep school) that apply to the academy the second time get appointments 100% of the time? I don't think I will be offered a direct appointment and hoping for the best to get prep school or foundation. If not, I want to set myself up for the next best option, college or prep school (self prep)? For the ones that have been to a prep school, could you give me your view (positive, negative, etc.) about the one you attended. Thanks for your input!