NAPS questions

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  1. rosey2014

    rosey2014 Member

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    I just got my appointment to NAPS but have a lot of questions for any current/former napsters who may be able to answer my questions:

    1.) Who is in charge/who runs it? By this I mean, USNA has the upperclassmen but NAPS does not, so who sets the rules?
    2.) How is it in relation to plebe year? Chow calls, knowledge tests, early morning workouts etc.

    Basically anything and everything you can tell me would be great, especially if you could compare it to plebe year at the academy.:smile:
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    Not sure on the current NAPS situation, but when my buddies went through (I am sure it is still close to this) the indoc was run by rising Senior Midshipman from USNA, with oversight by the Officers and Senior Enlisted assigned to NAPS. The regular school year it is similiar to the way USNA is... Candidate run and ovesight by Officers/Senior Enlisted. Normally at NAPS, the prior enlisted folks will take the early leadership positions while everyone is still adjusting to their lives. Rules are not as restrictive as plebe year and pay is pretty decent. There is an O-6 who serves as the Dant or the school and he has a small staff.

    Classes are taught by a mix of military and civilian instructors, with a focus on writing, calculus, physics and chemistry (there could be more, but this is the focus). Essentially get you ready for Plebe Year. I believe there is an athletics period after classes in which you either play a sport or have individual PT or intramurals. Alot of people play sports, even those not recruited. They are always looking for extra bodies to help round out squads. I think you take the PRT a bunch of times up there to get your ready for USNA.

    The academic year is not like Plebe Year. The focus is 90% academics to set you up for success. NAPS is a great opportunity. It really prepares you academically, physically and emotionally for what USNA is all about. If you stay out of trouble, do well physically and acadmically it is almost a guarantee to get into USNA. If you really want to go to USNA and be a Naval Officer, going to a year of NAPS is a great path.
     
  3. stretch95

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    I'm a current NAPSter. NavyHoops covered everything very accurately. The only thing I will say about NAPS is the experience is what you make it. It's a golden opportunity to grow as an individual - academically, physically, and as a character - to get prepared for USNA. It is only as bad as you make it here and you get out of NAPS what you put into it. If you truly want to go to the academy and apply yourself here then it is a walk in the park!
     
  4. Hopefull_in_NEFL

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    Rosey - How did you get notified about NAPS?
     
  5. rosey2014

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    Hopefull- My admissions counselor called my BGO who then called me.


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    If my word also means anything, I never had any sort of contact with my AC. I received a BFE for NAPS that I wasn't even expecting.
     
  7. Hopefull_in_NEFL

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    Thanks and good luck!
     
  8. R3dhotchilipepp3r95

    R3dhotchilipepp3r95 Member

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    I also received my appointment to NAPS through a BFE. I completed my application in January and got the BFE the 15th of March. They were rather quick in responding!
     
  9. adesa1996

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    Just got a couple of questions about NAPS:

    What does the introductory training that M/C go through when they arrive at NAPS consist of?

    How often do M/C visit USNA (Go to athletic contests, visits)?

    What gear do they issue you and do you have to return it when you leave?

    What are living arrangements?


    I would be thankful for any responses!
     

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