Since USNA is my dream school, I would have no problem attending NAPS for a year. Only thing is is that I have been told multiple times that I have no chance at NAPS because I am "too smart". They tell me that my SAT scores (540 math [which I thought was low] and 710 reading) as well as my GPA and class rank (about a 4.0 weighted and about 34th in the class of 230) are too high to really be considered for NAPS. I have taken a ton of college classes and will have around 40 college credits when I graduate (I go to an engineering academy for high school students that gets dual enrollment credits from my local community college for morning classes) I also just had pretty mediocre fitness test scores. I do have a ton or EC's and leadership positions as well as a good number of sports (although not good enough to be recruited). I had a great interview with my BGO and he told me that I would receive a fantastic recommendation. From what I understand, a person in the opposite position as me, someone with great CFA scores and good leadership but with low SAT's and GPA's will be the ones considered for NAPS. My SAT's and GPA's worked well enough to get a nomination, but I feel that they are too low to truly be a competitive applicant for USNA straight off. Is there any chance I am considered for NAPS?