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  1. CaptainBlack

    CaptainBlack Member

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    Received a BFE today offering me admissions into the Prepatory School. I am pretty excited. However, I was wondering if it is worth it to call my admissions officer and ask why I was given N.A.P.S. instead of a direct appointment?
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You could, but consider:

    (1) It will not change the decision.
    (2) You know what you have to do at NAPS to gain an appointment next year.
    (3) You can anticipate being told it was either something in your academics or needed another year of leadership development. Either way, the Admissions Board was the one who determined you were bound for NAPS vs. appointment.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Great answer!

    They'll expose your achilles when you arrive. Count on it. Work on it.

    Congratulations! You've received the gift that some 1,200+ 3Qed and nominated candidates would die to receive. Yours is the epitome of "grace." Now use it to your advantage.
     
  4. t&omom

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    Hi, may I ask if you received a letter before receiving the NAPS BFE, or did it come as a complete surprise? Thanks very much and congrats to you!
     
  5. CaptainBlack

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    It came as a complete surprise. Thanks
     
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    CaptainBlack,

    Congrats on the good news! Do you mind sharing your stats?
     
  7. CaptainBlack

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    Sure.

    29 math, 32 eng
    3.56
    ECs-Varsity football, XC 1 year, NHS, mcjrotc, beta club, young marines
    And some leadership camps
     
  8. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    Congrats! To my knowledge, I'm the only current NAPSter on here. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about what your life will be like next year.
     
  9. CaptainBlack

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    Thank you. I'll PM you if I have any questions
     
  10. rkrosnar

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    NAPS

    This is tremendous news. Great opportunity.


    Good luck God Bless and God Speed,

    RGK
     
  11. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    To the OP, accepting a NAPS appointment does NOT take you out of consideration for a direct USNA appointment.

    Occasionally (not often -- and sometimes based on new test scores, etc.), USNA will reevaluate a NAPS candidate and decide to offer a direct appointment. The fact you have already accepted the NAPS appointment has no bearing on a decision to reevaluate and/or offer a direct appointment.

    So, IOW, if you want to attend USNA and are willing to do NAPS, there is no downside to accepting the NAPS appointment right away.
     
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    Congratulations and welcome to Newport. Winter can be bad and dreary but downtown is not that bad during any time. Try the Atlantic Grill in Middletown for breakfast.:thumb:
     
  13. CaptainBlack

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    Okay 85. That is what I was really wondering. Thank you. So should I still send my 7th semester grades to USNA? Or to NAPS?
     
  14. Kensy

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    Does it ask for Gpa because I am on it and it doesn't say anything about GPA?
    And I clicked summit but it says remarks or additional comments: 1000 characters.
     
  15. Kensy

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    oops sorry guys its for the Stem program
     
  16. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    I've never tried the Atlantic Grill, but I can attest to how cold it can get here. :cool:
     
  17. CaptainBlack

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    Should I go there and visit to see the school? Or does it not matter since I'm only there for a year?
     
  18. Whistle Pig

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    Definitely go and visit if you think a year's stay and that place has any potential for taking you there or taking you someplace else.

    Newport's a nice place, and while NAPS will restrict your free reign of the area, it's not Shawshank. Go if you've time, money, curiosity. If any of those are limited, don't sweat it. You could do 10 months standing on your head. :confused: :eek: :wink:
     
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    Even in Shawshank.
     
  20. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    If you live within a several hour car drive, its not a bad idea. It's not a big deal however. I'm from the West Coast, and hadn't even visited the East Coast at all before arriving at NAPS. Your weekdays consist of classes, a couple hours to work out, and study period. Your weekends are largely yours to sleep, work out, do homework, or go to the liberty center, etc., provided your platoon doesn't have duty that day. If you know you want to be a Navy or Marine Corps officer bad enough, it won't matter what the school really is like IMHO.
     

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