NAPS question

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by NamD, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. NamD

    NamD Candidate

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    Hello,

    My friend called me up today and asked "since you've been accepted into NAPS, does that mean you can chill out the rest of your senior year?" :rolleyes:

    And as much as I'd like to say "yes" I know the real answer is no.
    However, unlike getting an appointment into the academy, is it true that the expectations for senior year transcripts is a bit lower because you're going to Prep School? I am not saying that I want to be lazy nor am I encouraging slacking off senior year... I would just like to know if senior transcripts matter that much for Prep School- especially since they selected you for academic reasons in the first place.

    Has there ever been a situation where a NAPS appointee was denied because of their senior year transcripts?

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    NAMD, you've already posted essentially the same question in the USNA forum. The answer isn't going to change.

    Think about what you're asking.

    It's one thing to ask whether, despite doing your very best from now to h.s. graduation, a small slip in your grades will hurt. It won't. However, if what you're really asking is how much you can slack off for the next 6 months and not have it hurt. . . you have entirely the wrong approach. If your modus operandi in life is to do the minimum, you're never going to succeed at USNA (or any other SA).

    For USNA or NAPS, the answer is the same . . . you're not going to have your appointment pulled unless USNA believes you essentially quit studying and/or you fail your courses. The last semester has to be pretty bad. That said, as noted above, if someone w/an appointment slacks off such that the drop in grades is really noticeable (As to Cs, for example), your appointment will almost certainly stand but your likelihood of long-term success is questionable. At least IMO.
     
  3. NamD

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    Thank you! My apologies if my question was repetitive and immature.
     

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