QUestions about getting prepared for USNA

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by navy44, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. navy44

    navy44 New Member

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    I am a senior in High School and i had rough start and i have talked to my relatives about the naval and coast guard academy and how to get prepared for it. But i have not sent my applications out due to the thought and most likely fact that i am not prepared. I was wondering if their were any prep schools besides Naps,cgaps and greystone? or if i should go to college and learn to study better even though i have improved much over the years on the quality of work i have put out.
     
  2. Memphis9489

    Memphis9489 Parent

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    If you're a senior and have not even started the application process, it's getting very close to being too late. If you wanted to complete the process you would have to start today and be working full time to get everything done in time. Some of the nomination deadlines have already passed.

    NAPS is not something you can simply choose to go to. You can only go there if you have applied to the Naval Academy and they feel you need another year of academics prior to admission.

    Many midshipmen spent a year at other universities prior to admission. You can do that anywhere - it does not have to be some kind of specialized preparatory school. The academy puts a lot of emphasis on your technical courses - math & science. Also, work hard to get your ACT/SAT scores as high as possible.

    There's nothing magical about it. The academy is looking for smart kids who show signs of leadership and who have managed to stay out of trouble. But you have to apply - they are not going to come knocking on your door.
     
  3. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Apply NOW. There can be no harm in applying, it's not a commitment to apply so if you find out later you aren't ready or change your mind then you can end the application.

    If you get accepted, there is a reason for it: The academy believes you are prepared. So just apply and figure out the rest along the way.
     

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