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Applying After Prep School

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by R3dhotchilipepp3r95, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. R3dhotchilipepp3r95

    R3dhotchilipepp3r95 Member

    Mar 15, 2014
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    Hey, everybody. A few quick questions.
    1. Is it possible to apply for direct entry to another SA while attending prep school? For example, a cadet attends USAFAPS for a year and applies to USMA along with USAFA.
    2. Will attendance to another SA's prep school increase the chances of getting the appointment?

    Current and former cadets, I would like to hear your opinion.

    Thank you.
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Obviously, it's not impossible to apply. However, I would imagine that people -- including your BGO/ALO and MOC nom committees -- would seriously question why you spent the taxpayer's money to attend a prep school for a particular academy but did not/don't want actually to attend that SA. Nor would I imagine that the other SAs would look favorably on this scenario.

    If you don't really want to attend a particular academy, please don't waste their time and taxpayer money taking a slot from someone who does. If your true desire is another SA to which you weren't offered a prep program, go to a civilian school and reapply.

    Of course, this does not apply to "self prepsters" -- those candidates paying their own way to a prep school with the hopes of increasing their chances for admission upon reapplying.
  3. LFry94

    LFry94 USAFA C1C '17 5-Year Member

    Sep 29, 2011
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    It certainly is possible. My roommate at the USAFA prep school applied to West Point and USAFA and ended up attending West Point.

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