SLE and NASS or Governor's School?

BryceBryceBaby

USMA 2022
I have been accepted to both West Point SLE and Naval Academy Summer Seminar. They are both paid for and I'm set to go, but I recently got an email that said that I got taken off the alternate list and accepted into TN Governor's School of International Studies, which is a very prestigious program. GSIS doesn't cost anything, but the problem is that I have to choose between NASS and SLE or GSIS because of time issues. What do you all think?
 

USNAredrock

Class of 2021
It all depends on what's more important to you. SLE and NASS will let you see the academies and the differences between them, but add nothing to your application. The governor's school though would definitely add points to your app, but not help you decide between the two schools ultimately if you receive appointments to both. There are other opportunities to see the academies, so if a different visit works for you, then I would pick the governor's school. But that's just me.
 

BryceBryceBaby

USMA 2022
It all depends on what's more important to you. SLE and NASS will let you see the academies and the differences between them, but add nothing to your application. The governor's school though would definitely add points to your app, but not help you decide between the two schools ultimately if you receive appointments to both. There are other opportunities to see the academies, so if a different visit works for you, then I would pick the governor's school. But that's just me.
Would USNA and USMA be understanding about this decision and be ok with it or would they get mad? I also heard that mids and cadets take notes on NASD and SLE attendees, so would the academies take note of this and count it against me?
 

USNAredrock

Class of 2021
As far as I've heard no. This is just a recruiting tool and everything I've heard says that it holds absolutely no weight on your application. Of course they look at the review, but that is only written if you attend and is basically just to spot anyone who is definitely not a good fit.
 
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