My main goal was to attend a service academy; however I did not receive an appointment. The good news is I was accepted to VMI, so as of right now my plan is go there. Since the service academy is still something I think about, I was wondering if it would be worth a year at a prep school (FUMA, Valley Forge, etc.) in order to increase my chances of attending a service academy if I decide to reapply. Or should I forget about it?