Aqua Rain you dont apply to Naps you know that right?
You apply to the USNA and if you not qualified enough, you might get offered an appintment to NAPS or another prep school such as NMMI and MMI
I know. I got offered an appointment and yesterday I decided to accept the oppourtunity offered at NAPS. Sorry my phrasing of words was off.
I just wanted to know what I could expect at NAPS.
Congrats Lins!!!!!! I didnt know this...
Two Steilacoom HS Student females appointed to different Prep Schools (USNA & USMMA).. The administration should be proud!!!
Did you accept it already or are you waiting for CGA??
Yes, I sent of the letter this morning. I can't wait. CGA was taking too long and they nearly deleted my file. I stopped them though from deleting it back in February.
How's Joyce doing? Is she going to Prep School?
Hi Aqua Rain,
My son will likely be attending NAPS along with you this summer. I can tell you from my daughter who is a NAPS c/o 2004 grad that the Indoc is Tough with a capital T. Very physically gruelling for almost everyone there.
On the physical end the best thing I could suggest to you or any m/c who are headed to NAPS is that they start/continue working out and learn to run for endurance ie, 3-5 miles. In the heat & humidity.
Academically, the environment is extremely supportive and if you want to make it you'll likely will. Whatever you do do NOT get into military/disciplinary trouble or you won't make it to the academy. It shows above all else that you can not follow instructions therefore not fit to lead.
Yeah CGA is a bit slow....
Joyce got prep school appt from USMMA (they use New Mexico Military Institute). We are going to USMMA later this month for a visit though I am surprised she didnt tell you.
She isnt going to accept the appt quite yet....
Lins, how'd the CGA nearly delete your file???
Thank you very much NavyMom2008.
I've been working out all year in various areas as my dad has directed me as he is about to retire from the Army (but he does support my Naval persuits). I'm definetly going to increase my running though for distance as well as my strength training.
I definetly expect Indoc to be my hardest challenge yet. I looked at the pictures on the Parents Website for NAPS. It looks like AIM at the Coast Guard Academy all over again but for a longer period and 10x as difficult because of the training, the trainers, and the time frame. As hard as this seems, I am sure that the time at NAPS will be well worth it and for the best in the long term.
I'm excited about going and nervous at the same time.
How does your son feel about going to NAPS?
Well the CGA nearly deleted my file my making a mistake and accidentally marking my file for deletion. A letter came asking if I was sure that I wanted my file to be deleted and to call. I called the next morning and made sure that Admissions did not delete my file and kept it open for review by the Board. It was crazy and very strange considering that I had not asked that my file be deleted, only once again reviewed with new letters and test scores.
Glad to hear that you've been working out all year, shows a lot of initiative on your part Sounds like you've also got your families full support, another bonus. If you follow through with your workouts, especially the running you'll do well. Also, you'll be less likely to injure yourself like those who wait till there to try and get in shape.
Like you, my son is feeling excited and nervous as well. He knows that NAPS is a great opportunity for anyone interested in serving as a Naval officer. His sister in now in the fleet and has a very productive life. We were not very military savvy before my daugther applied to USNA. Maybe you can share some of your experiences growing up as a military brat. Wondering what made you choose 1) an SA 2)Navy over Army.
Oh, btw, the dorms are new at NAPS so they should be very comfortable!