Naval Academy Preparatory School

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  1. Minichan6

    Minichan6 Member

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    How hard would it be to get accepted into NAPS? I am a senior right now and I have always dreamed of going to the Naval Academy so I really don't want to go to any other college so if I don't make the cut this year my plan is to do NAPS. My mom is worried that NAPS may be difficult to get into as well and if I don't get into NAPS I really don't have a back-up plan after that. Is it as competitive as the Naval Academy?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You don't apply to NAPS. Anyone whom the Admissions Board believes is not sufficiently qualified academically to enter USNA directly from h.s. is automatically considered for NAPS or a Foundation school (essentially civilian prep schools).

    Students are often offered NAPS/Foundation if they have high SATs and low grades/class rank or high grades/class rank and low SATs and also have strong leadership, athletics and ECAs.

    You should know that NAPS primarily supports enlisted personnel who will be entering NAPS and there is a good number of recruited athletes who need additional academic prep. But there are also NAPS students who don't fall into either of those categories.
     
  3. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    You cannot apply to NAPS; during your BGO interview you will be asked if you would consider accepting an offer to either NAPS or Foundation.
    The Admissions Board will make the offer IF they feel you are competitive yet need a bridge for academics before entering the academy.
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Hey USNA1985 we're on the same wave length :thumb:
     
  5. Bronco 512

    Bronco 512 New Member

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    You should seriously NROTC as a back up plan, it's a great program and if you still want to go to USNA it will definitely help your chances.
     
  6. Mindy G

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    You should also tell your BGO that you would be interested in a Foundation Slot also. Don't forget ROTC and some of the State Maritime Schools will get you a commission upon graduation. Check out the other Service Academies also.
     

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