A nephew is freshman year in college. Applied to USMA from high school, but did not get in. Had good grades, okay ACT, sports, just did not make the cut. He realized upon arriving at college that he was not really mature enough to be there yet, and has decided to go enlisted after the semester. He had another application open for WP, but has not finished it as he does not think he is ready for college. His dream is still to go to USMA from the ranks, but he admits he mentally kind of checked out after deciding to enlist and finished with a 2.3 (B in calculus, but D in physics). Does this kill his chances, or will the year and half he'll serve before applying help? Obviously he would then do the prep school. If the timing worked, he would be 21 when he starts prep school.