Self Prep

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  1. Livestrong35

    Livestrong35 New Member

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    I recieved my TWE a few days ago and was wondering which prep school is better for self prep either MMI or Northwestern Prep. The reason my RC gave me that I did not get in was my test scores were a little short
     
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    I favor NWP. But please investigate all the civil prep schools to find the right fit for you. There is a ton of info on the prep school section here on SAF.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  3. flightoverfight

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    I would highly recommend NWP. I too didn't get in last year because of low test scores. I went to NWP as a self prep, improved everything on my application and now have an appointment. PM me for details
     
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    Livestrong35 New Member

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    What does NWP do to prepare students for the standardize tests?
     
  5. 845something

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    Consider NWP a finishing school that has a highly focused semester that is geared towards maximizing improvement/showing the academies what they want on an application. They train specifically for the CFA, have a standardized course load that preps the candidate for the classes and shows the appropriate plebe-like courses for admissions to consider, and they specifically train and retest on the standardized tests. The staff there is focused on the academies and admission, not producing 2LTs for the reserve/national guard like some other prep schools. For those benefits, there are drawbacks - it is only one semester so you have to enroll somewhere for the spring and if you are not successful, you likely can't take those credits from the first semester with you.

    MMI is a more traditional military college that is accredited and will give you an associates degree and a commission after two years. There is no real advantage to self-prepping here versus going to a normal college and participating in ROTC other than being immersed in the cadet lifestyle (which can be argued that there are other options for that as well at 4 year schools). Most of the academy offers that MMI and others attribute to their program to show success/draw in self-Prepsters who pay a lot of money comes from the AOG/Civil Prep/sponsored candidates. Merely going to one of these schools (even excelling) won't necessarily earn you a ticket to the dance.
     
  6. flightoverfight

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    You will learn 20 vocabulary words and their definitions (verbatim) per day, practice SAT/ACT Math questions daily, complete at least 3,000 pages of reading over the semester, and learn how to properly dissect sentences.

    Everything is tied together and sharpens your attention to detail. My SAT math score rose from a 650 to a 740, and my ACT English score rose from a 25 to a 33.
     
  7. Mlt852

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    Our DS went to NW Prep, it's a great program. His ACT scores improved quite a bit. Apply yourself and work very hard. DS got an appointment to USMA. Downside is no transferable units, not tax deductible. However, we have no regrets, the relationship they have with the SA's is very strong, their experience with the process is intangible.
     

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