Prep school vs. Foundation

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  1. 12fahanp

    12fahanp Member

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    I am currently waiting to hear from usna, and I have a nom, 3Q'd, etc., but i have also applied to a prep school that I love and would definitely consider doing a pg year if i am denied from usna. However, there are a couple kids also attending this same prep school, provided by the foundation program. i guess my question would be, is it worth it to do a prep school year even if I am not nominated for the foundation program, and then reapply the following year?
     
  2. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    If you want to go to USNA bad enough, I'm inclined to think you should do it. It can only boost your application, provided you do well there.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It's a complex question. If you think you need additional academic prep -- i.e., learning study skills, etc. prep school may be the right choice. However, if your grades, classes and scores were ok, just not exceptional, you may be better of attending a 4-yr college and taking plebe courses.

    If you had a good relationship with your BGO, you might consult him/her.
     
  4. eboyd

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    Why don't you think about attending a senior military college? You'd be attending a four-year university while at the same time being immersed in a military corps of cadets lifestyle. Two freshmen here (Norwich University) were accepted to USNA and heard back quickly. They are both mechanical engineering majors with 3.2/3.8 GPA's, respectively.
     

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