I know that even if you have some college completed, if you enter the U.S. Naval Academy (or any U.S. Service Academy), you have to start from the beginning of the four-year program all over again. If I don't get a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy or the Naval Academy Preparatory School right out of high school, would it be worth it to go for a year of college at a regular civilian school (and try to do NROTC), then try to get a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy again the following year? Would a nominating official look at the student positively for their persistency? Would the nominating official take the academic work by the student in their year of college into consideration when reviewing the student's application? Thank you very much.