I was looking through the forum and stubbled upon threads discussing prep schools such as Northwestern Prep and I did some research on the school and it appears as if a lot of pre-Academy candidates attend these institutions. If I were to not get accepted into a service academy this year, does a year of college at a stateside college look better than a half year at prep? Are there any benefits or disadvantages with the two options? Any insight on this topic would be great! Thanks!