Hey all! I've done a lot of research on schools like MMI, NMMI, NWP, Greystone, etc. and am curious to hear the pros/cons of each school from people on the forums. I'm a class of 2020 hopeful and I'm trying to get my backup plans into place as early as possible, and I've heard a lot of great things about each of these schools. It's not possible to apply for at least a few months, but I'd still love to have a better understanding of each institution. For me personally, the portion of my application that is lacking is my academic side. Average GPA and average ACT that I am actively working on improving. How beneficial would performance in a prep school/college go towards making an academic composite more competitive? Is it difficult to get into a prep school without stellar grades? Is it too risky to attend a prep school (as a free agent) that doesn't offer college credit, in your opinion? I think right now I'm also favoring Greystone, Northwestern Prep, and New Mexico Military Institute based off what I've already heard from people already. Can anyone who's been there or about to go provide some insight? I'd love to hear about your experiences at each school (or any other prep school)! I know some people might view my plans as pessimistic, but understanding how difficult it is to receive an appointment (especially where I live) has encouraged me to have strong backpacks in case I need to pursue the c/o 2021 instead. It's something I can control in this crazy process, and appreciate everyone's insight in helping with those plans! Thank you in advance!