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Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by AquaRain_2009, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. AquaRain_2009

    AquaRain_2009 Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Sorry I haven't been around for a while but NAPS has kept me busy. For any of you NAPSters for the Class of 2011 or parents with any questions about life in Newport or NAPS or the CO/SEL Sittuation, or any other questions post them.
    Thanks.
     
  2. SAMom

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    Thanks will keep that in mind!!! I guess one question is what will NAPS send to us once we accept!!! We have accepted, but haven't heard anything.
     
  3. WannabeaMid

    WannabeaMid Prospective

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    I was wondering about that as well, because all I ever received was the "Certificate of Intent to Attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School" -- which I sent in,-- and a letter from the Dean saying ..." we are pleased to notify you that the Admissions Board has selected you to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island, in the class convening July 2010...etc"

    I'm starting to get a little "worried" whether they might have sent something and I haven't received anything yet...
     
  4. Treetrunk

    Treetrunk New Member

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    Same here....
     
  5. AquaRain_2009

    AquaRain_2009 Member

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    When you accept NAPS, you will recieve some paperwork in anywhere from mid April to early June detailing what you should bring (DO NOT BRING EVERYTHING ON THE LIST), when you should show up (DO NOT SHOW UP EARLY, BE ON TIME WHEN THE PAPER SAYS) or else you will not be in the best sittuation for Indoc. Eventually, the Academy will get back to you on these things and if they don't, DO NOT be afraid to call and ask.
     
  6. NavIss58

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    AquaRain, I am curious, can you tell us when to expect to arrive? Does NAPS convene in early July like the Academy?

    I guess I'm also asking if M/C's go through a 'plebe' type summer program for three months prior to the start of the academic year? And then again when (if) they make it to the Academy?

    Do you know how that works?
     
  7. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    they start indoc during the last week in july and 3 weeks as opposed to the academys 6 weeks plebe summer..expect to be yelled at a lot the first day and having deer in the headlights look..:eek:
     
  8. NavIss58

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    then they must have an 'early start' to the academic year in late-August (as opposed to early-September)? Or time off?

    BTW, AquaRain, can you tell me what capacity you hold regarding NAPS? You're tagged out of Washington State. Are you a professor, administrator, student?
     
  9. navy_clarinet_mom

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    NAPS academic year has started the academic year the same as USNA for the past couple of years. There is no time off and they are not allowed to leave the base on any liberty until Labor Day at the earliest and no overnights until at least Parent Weekend.

    I think from a previous statement that AquaRain is a student at NAPS and if that is the case then he/she might be slower in responding right now as they are in the middle of finals for the second trimester. (Good luck on those AquaRain).
     
  10. AquaRain_2009

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    Sorry I've been slow to reply. Finals have kept me and the Batallion busy but I'll try to respond more once they are over.
    Yes I am a student at NAPS and Indoc begins during the last week of July. Note: DO NOT SHOW UP EARLY. If you do this, you will make a bad impression on the staff and you do not want to do this, especially the day before Indoc. You DO NOT want to be known by the Staff by name on the first day. After Indoc, there is a little bit of liberty but you will have to be back with the day until Parents Weekend when overnights are allowed but these depend upon your grades.
     
  11. Capt MJ

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    I had to laugh at this. Good rule of thumb - never show up early in the military where it's any kind of "welcome to life in uniform" situation. Back in the last century, when my orders read "report no later than 1700," I figured I'd "check in" early, get my stuff sorted and look around. I was the only one being marched around and shouted at, for hours, it seemed. When did the prior enlisted show up? 1650, of course.

    Good luck, AquaRain, it's kind of you to offer "current NAPSter" advice.
     
  12. NavIss58

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    Thanks, I wasn't clear. What I meant was earlier than some civilian colleges, even then later thought that many start earlier or later than the others anyway, so...doesn't much matter. It'll start when it starts. I was sure that they won't be getting much leave so I refrained from asking that one.

    DS will survive a good dose of someone else telling him to clean up his room and study! :yllol: He'll be okay. :thumb:

    Hope all is well for you AquaRain.
     
  13. AquaRain_2009

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    Thanks guys. Just trying to help the future NAPSters out.
    Oh biggest chunk of advice: DON'T GIVE UP. Seriously, there will be days, Note: Not just one, but several where YOU WILL want to sign your DOR papers and turn them into your SEL. I had one of those yesterday. My platoon is super lazy and I just got sick of it. But my Chief, who is the best Chief, asked me if I wanted to let other people crush my dream?
    Ask yourself this before you sign those papers? It's a good question.
    Are you really going to let somone's lack of motivation kill your dream of becoming that Naval Aviator? Or someone calling you stupid, just because you shine your boots and arrive on time to mandatory events is going to make you quit trying to be a Marine Corps Infantry Officer? Or if no one listens to you as a Striper because they don't want to follow your orders to clean the ladderwell, you're just going to stop trying to be a Navy SEAL?
    Your answer should be "NO". NO, NO, and fully, NO. If you really want to accomplish your dreams in the Navy and/or the Marine Corps, nothing and nobody should stop you. Yes, there will be haters and nay sayers even with you at NAPS and the USNA, but don't let them bring you down. Just think, one day it will work out so one of two things happen:

    1.) They work for you while you're at the same rank

    OR

    2.)You'll out rank them and then, they'll have to call you "Mam"/"Sir" at the end of every sentence. (LOL)
     
  14. WannabeaMid

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    I guess I have a question:

    What is life like at NAPS? I have a small sense of what it is like at USNA because I went to Summer Seminar, but I want to know what it is like at NAPS!
     
  15. NavIss58

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    ...and I was wondering what opportunities there are to interact with the other school on campus, and the other personnel or officers while attending NAPS.

    Can you speak on that topic at all?
    Thanks
     
  16. AquaRain_2009

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    That's a good question. NAPS life is very structured. Indoc is basically boot camp. You live in shorts and a t shirt for about a month and are under the instruction of your detailers from the USNA.
    But once this is over, NAPSters are in charge of NAPSters. The transisition can be rough but it is a necessary to practice leadership of your peers which you will be leading out in the Fleet.
    Here is the current schedule I follow in the daily POD (Plan of the Day)

    0600 Reveille
    0600-0715 Morning Meal
    0630 Duty Platoon Muster
    0645-0715 Clean Up
    0700 Restriction Muster
    0730 Morning Formation
    0740-1145 Classes
    0800 Morning Colors
    1150-1255 Noon Meal
    1240 Restriction Muster
    1300-1415 Classes
    1415-1530 Personalized Instruction
    1600-1730 Sports Period
    1727 Evening Colors
    1745-1830 Evening Colors
    1850 Academic Muster
    1900-2200 Evening Study
    2145 Restriction Muster
    2200 Online Muster
    2200 - 2300 Personal Time
    2300 TAPS

    This is basically how your life goes for 10 months at NAPS. This routine does get tiresome but you get usted to it and sometimes it does change up which is nice.
     
  17. AquaRain_2009

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    Definetly. Your Company Officers are there to help you answer questions and they will or they will send you to someone they know can give you the answer. Same goes for the SEL's assigned to each company. (SEL - Senior Enlisted Leader)
    You can also talk to other officers at other schools if you get a sponsor. The Sponsors are other SEL's and Officers assigned to different schools on Naval Station Newport (Naval War College, Naval Senior Enlisted Academy, Naval Justice School, Surface Warfarce Officer School, ect.) Your Sponsor basically provides you with a fun non NAPS enviorment away from NAPS (YOU WANT A SPONSOR, trust me) You're allowed to go to their house and chill and be a kid for a few hours and ask them questions about their careers and such. It's a really good oppourtunity I highly advise future NAPSters to take advantage of.
     
  18. SAMom

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    What is restriction muster and I heard they were cracking down on home work problems what do you know about that?
     
  19. HM3ACE

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    what percentage of NAPS would you say is made up of enlisted members? Is that good or bad? Oh, and what would happen if an enlisted member chose not to attend the USNA after NAPS, would they just get sent back to the fleet? last question, have you ever heard of an enlisted member apply to NROTC from NAPS instead of going to USNA?
     
  20. AquaRain_2009

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    Restriction Muster is when Restrictees (Midshipman Candidates who have broken a rule within the Regulations and have been put on punishment) go down to the Quarterdeck and are counted. They have to wear a "Red Badge of Courage", give up their ID's, cell phone, and liberty and are made to do the following, serve "X" amount of days of restriction, march tours with a rubber rifle early in the morning before Reville, and do musters throughout the day along with the regular musters along with cleaning projects posibly which are assigned by the Executive Officer of NAPS.

    As for homework problems, they are cracking down on those. We have 3 hours of mandatory study 6 days of the week and for anyone with a GPA less than 2.0 they have less liberty and they have mandatory supervised study in the Academic Center while other members of the Batallion can study in their rooms if they choose.
     

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