Is Prep School Written in Stone

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by topnotch, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. topnotch

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    DD was recently offered prep school sponsored by an academy. She has to reply soon, probably before she hears back from her first choice academy. If she accepts prep school then hears better news from other acdemy is it difficult back out of prep school ? I'm sure we are not the only ones in this situation. Any comments or advice will be appreciated
     
  2. JWP

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    Clarifying question - was the offer for a prep school at the service academy or was it a civil prep option? Also - I am inferring the offer was from an academy different from her first choice?

    The reason I ask is my DS is completing his year in a civil prep program as a West Point Aog cadet. So I can speak for the civil prep option but not if it is a prep school at one of the academys.

    Either way - BIG CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    Prep School is not loacted on service academy grounds but "civil" prep school which costs are pciked up by said servcie academy.
     
  4. JWP

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    So the reason I asked if the prep school was at a service academy or the civil prep program is West Point has a prep school on location but that is mainly (though not exclusively for) recruited athletes.

    So how it worked for my DS last year - he accepted the AoG civil prep option with the understanding that if he was accepted into the academy - he would not be held to the civil prep commitment. But again - I can only speak for the West Point Association of Graduates Civil Prep option.

    Curious - what civil prep option was offered? USMA, USNA, etc...

    Also - if your DD does take the civil prep option and you have questions about the various programs - feel free to ask on this forum. The Director for NMMI is active in this forum and there are quite a few parents and cadets who can lend a word of advice or answer a question.

    Again - congratulations! The civil prep option is a tremendous opportunity and the programs are very strong!
     
  5. JWP

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    OOPS ! One last comment - the cost for the civil prep option is partially funded by the academy. For West Point - is it partially funded by the West Point Associtation of Graduates. The School also will pick up part of the tuition. For Marion the cost broke out to (and the math is not exact) to 1/3 funded by AoG, 1/3 funded by MMI and the remainder by us.

    I am not sure if this is how it works for the other service academy's civil prep option.
     
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    Not at all. This happens frequent. Take the prep school, then if the other academy offers an appointment, take that. It is not uncommon
     

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