West Point prep school?

<p>i heard from people that if you do not get accepted into West Point, you can attend West point prep school for a year then attend West Point after you graduate from the prep school.</p>

<p>does a prep school exist?</p>

<p>yes it does and so do ones for the other service academies</p>

<p>You need to be invited to attend the prep school. It is primarily prep for recruited athletes and prior service candidates.</p>

<p>They do accept Civilians out of high school as well. It really is a great place to be. It is really preparing me for West Point</p>

<p>The civilian non-athletes are limited to something like 20-30 i think. The prior service and the athletes who may be on the fence academically usually are the majority at the west point prep schools (four in all i think).</p>

<p>the prep school is actually harder to get into than West Point. If you look at the numbers of people who apply and get accepted. West Point accepts roughly 1200 plus or minus each year, the prep school only accepts 235 each year.</p>

<p>You do not apply separately to the prep school, so acceptance rates are not comparable. It is certainly an honor to be offered a spot, as it indictates that WP is willing to invest an additional year in the candidate to get them to be an officer in the Army.</p>

<p>West Point accepts more like 1400-1450ish per year. Their matriculation (sp?) rate is pretty high so usually 1250 show up on R day.</p>

<p>i have a junior son who wants to apply to West Point.
my husband and i have two residences, one in Washington state and the other in Montana.
we pretty much stay in these resicences equally during the year.
when it comes a time to apply, which residence should my son use for his adress?He goes to private school so he hardly stays in any of these residences.</p>

<p>^ Speak to the congressmen of both districts. Find out historically which district has higher chance of getting your son the required nomination, then us that address. The nomination part is one of the major unpredictables that is a good idea to get resolved with your flexible residency.</p>

<p>the prep schools are not just for athletes, and AOG civil prep is something completely separate from USMAPS. Civil Prep is generally offered to those who are found academically qualified but are not offered an appointment for some other reason (as in my son's case, there was not an opening for his congressional district the year he graduated from high school and he only had one nomination) USMAPS usually is for those who have a strong whole candidate score but may be slightly lacking in academics or have lower than acceptable ACT and SAT scores (a lot of times these are athletes) If you are offered either one of these options and your goal is to attend USMA, take it. the only way you will not gain admission the following year is if you decide to decline.</p>

<p>You need to apply for a nomination in the state you are a legal resident of..where do you pay taxes, vote, and register your car? That is your legal residence.</p>

<p>The experience for my son was almost identical to djfrro ... He was offered 'civil prep' in June after graduating high school ... so he was fortunate --he attended New Mexicao military Insititue --he just graduated as a 'starman' from west point and the prep offer was great --take it with glee if offered!</p>

<p>Yes it exists. I enlisted with the sole idea of going to USMAPS. It pumps you up in Math and English and helps you take the SATs. There is a good physical program and you learn how to quickly fold laundry, make a good bed and other things that makes your life as an underclassman at USMA easier. I gave me a year of maturity. I went to USMAPS in 1958 and still have contacts with my former classmates. Coming to USMA with former classmates is not a bad idea.</p>