Which Prep School??

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by Guruguy540, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Guruguy540

    Guruguy540 New Member

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    I'm not sure if it's listed somewhere else on these these forums but I was wondering if someone could give me a list of the different prep-schools and their location. In thinking about MMI in Alabama but I'm from California and i'm wondering if there's anything a little closer to home but a school that would still give me a high chance to move on to West Point. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    If you want to go to West Point then MMI or NMMI are your best shots. For the past few years West Point has used MMI almost exclusively for their AOG scholarship (sponsored) applicants. You will be in good company at MMI with about 40 other aspiring West Point hopefuls.

    Honestly, West Point will look positively on the fact that you went AWAY from home and survived it. Homesickness is sometimes a *fatal* disease at West Point resulting in a few separations a year. You will be away at West Point and demonstrating that you can survive it is good.
     
  3. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    There is New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, NM. My son attended in 2006-07 as a service academy prep for West Point.
    Their website: http://www.nmmi.edu/index.htm. West Point has been using NMMI as a civil prep school for years so they have a good reputation for preparing candidates.

    Under the sub-forum for "Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges" you will find posts about NMMI and MMI among others.
     
  4. Guruguy540

    Guruguy540 New Member

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    Exactly what I was looking for!!

    Thanks alot, I really want to attend MMI because it seems like they have the overall highest rate of people who go on to attend West Point. But I took a quick look at NMMI and they seem to be very high regarded as well. I will continue to look at both schools and consider both of them. Thanks again for your answers, they were both a big help!!
     
  5. NorthernCalMother

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    You might also check out Northwestern Prep in SoCal's San Bernardino mountains (near Lake Arrowhead, I think). Son of an acquaintance went there, hoping for USNA. Didn't manage that, but got an appt to West Point, where I'm told he's a happy and successful 2/C.
     
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    I took a brief look at the Northwestern Preparatory School website, and it seems that their school does not have any formal military training. I mean this is not a problem, but i'm just curious as to how how many people make it from there to USMA. Also how did your son like it and how prepared did he feel going from non-military based to military school as opposed to military based to a military school. Hopefully that makes sense. =\

    Thanks!

    (I also wanted to know if you could tell me a rough cost of attendance for their SAP program because I was not able to find that on their site)
     
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  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Nothing against NWP, they do a good job of raising SAT scores. However, admission to West Point is more than SAT scores and attending a military school with ROTC definietly will enhance your application.

    If you choose either MMI or NMMI then you can dually enroll in their ECP/SAP program. If you don't get accepted to West Point then you can continue your education seamlessly there and commission.
     

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