Prep school

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  1. Blackout

    Blackout Member

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    I am currently on the national waiting list and looking into rotc because I'm preparing for the worst. I'm having difficulty because I missed the national rotc scholarship deadline. If you don't get an loa from West Point but have a decently competitive file, do they give you an offer for prep school or do you have to make that move on your own? Sorry if this is a basic question, just a little confused
     
  2. MichUSNA2021hopefulparent

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    You can't make that move. MAPS is an offer directly from WP Admissions.
     
  3. JWP

    JWP 5-Year Member

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    There is also the civilian prep option. It is sponsored by the West Point Association of graduates. I can only speak from a parent's experience, So others may have more information. I believe it is 50 AOG scholarships that are given out each year. I don't think it's a one per state allotment. These AOG scholarships are given to highly desirable candidates who are basically on the bubble. If you are interested, you can talk to your RC and see if this is an option as the AOG scholarships are influenced by the RC. There are six or seven civilian prep schools that accept the AOG scholarship for West Point. If you secure one of these, your seat at West Point for the next year's class is saved. You still have to gain another nomination, but AOG Scholars typically do not have a problem securing another nomination. Again, this is not the prep school at West Point but an alternative. My 2018 Cadet was an AOG candidate. It was an incredible experience for him. So bottom line, speak to your RC and let your RC know that you would be interested in a prep school option. Best of luck.
     
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  4. Blackout

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    Thank you very much. This I very helpful. Just emailed him regarding information.
     
  5. Mlt852

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    My DS was self sponsor to NorthWest Prep in So Cal, he raised his SAT/ACT scores significantly and is a 2020, but there's a lot that go into an appt and why some are selected and others not is something only admissions knows.
     
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    Mlt...For my 2018 there were a few self sponsored cadets at MMI with him and they all earned appointments...Not a bad option at all...
     
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