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  1. Madeleine B

    Madeleine B New Member

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    I recently found out about SAP and I am very interested in Marion Military Institute. Is it possible to apply for the SAP at MMI at the same time as my West Point application? Or is the program open to only those they accept?
     
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    I don't know anything about Marion Military Institute but with respect to the service academy prep schools for West Point and for Navy, you do not have a separate application. They can just decide to give you an appointment to the academy or the prep school based on your qualifications. Hope that helps and best of luck to you!
     
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    Physicsguru 5-Year Member

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    You can apply for MMI at the same time as your application to West Point. If you don't get accepted to WP but do select as an AOG scholar, you can use your scholarship at MMI. In addition, if you don't get the AOG either you can enter MMI and take the prep courses. MMI is an accredited college, so any credits you earn will transfer to other colleges.

    Contact LTC Thomas Bowen at MMI. He's the SAP director and either he or the admissions people will be able to answer any other questions.
     
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    What is his rank LTC? I hope you don't mean Lieutenant Colonel. LTC is not the right abbreviation.
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Variations for Marine Corps and Air Force use the LtCol format. Military regs also differ from USPS guidelines and newspaper style books. But LTC was drilled into me as “the Army one.”
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Capt MJ is of course correct on the abbreviations. It’s like Capt vs CAPT. Very different ranks depending on the way it’s capitalized and service. Marine Capts always love booking BOQ rooms on Navy bases. They always some how end up with very nice senior officer quarters!
     
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    Or go to your local community college and do the fitness/extra involvement on your own instead of going all the way to Alabama to get what is basically community college education with a uniform on. The people who went to the prep schools are not inherently of any higher quality than the people who went to community college. It depends on the individual. I knew a systems engineer at Kings Point who went to community college before, and he was much smarter than any of the people from prep school.
     
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    Let me know which community college you know of that has 24 plebes at USMA this year.. The curriculum of the SAP program is completely separate from the "Community College" education offered at MMI and is dictated by each Service Academy.
     
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    Do what is best for each candidate. If reapplying to a SA, really talk to the BGO and your admissions reps (equivalent for each SA) when reapplying. Find out where you are weak and make an assessment if a prep school, community college or 4 year is best. Money, family situations, and weaknesses in each applicant will drive what is best. If exploring the prep option ensure to fully understand the stats for a non-sponsored prep and what is Plan B if you don’t get into a SA the following year.
     
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