I know little nothing about prep schools. However, I applied to Northwestern back in November just in case USAFA, USNA, or West Point didn't work out. I was accepted to Northwestern but not to any academies. USAFA also said that I was not able to be admitted to one of their preparatory programs this year. So now I've got two options; attend a state school for a year and reapply or attend Northwestern as a self prep and go that route. So for any self preps who went this route: 1. Would you do it again? 2. Obviously, were you accepted to your academy of choice? 3. Pro's and con's of Northwestern/any prep school 4. Daily life at the prep school 5. Were you prepared once you got to whichever SA you attended? 6. *Random Question* Were you able to leave campus? 7. What can I do to prepare myself for Northwestern? 8. What all did you take to prep school? I guess I'm at a pretty big crossroads in my life. And I'm not sure what to do. Any help is much appreciated!