As the end of senior year fast approaches, my family and I have started to make plans if I were not to receive an appointment to a academy. One of these plans is to attend a University with an NROTC program and reapply. The other, attend a private prep school and reapply. There is one final path that sounds the most appealing to myself, which is join the Naval Reserves.. while possibly attending a community college or university.. and if even more possible... be apart of a NROTC unit. First off, is an enlistment in the Naval Reserves with a NROTC involvement even possible? Would that help me chances at an appointment for the following year? What complication would arise from my overall plan? Is it even a good idea at all?