Hey everyone, According to the postcard I got from the USAFA in the mail today, my file is complete (although I think it has been since around October 5th) Now that LOAs are starting to go out I'm beginning to worry a little about my file and being one of those 4.0 GPA kids who doesn't get in. I know that it's just LOAs and I shouldn't be worried, but I've read the posts from applicants with AMAZING academics who didn't even get an appointment in March because they're lacking in other areas. I'll try to describe my stats as best as I can for you at this point. Academic: GPA: 4.0 Class Rank: 1/48 (at a really competitive charter school) APs: World History (4) Language (4) Chemistry (4) Literature (3) US History (No test yet) Calculus (No test yet) ACT: English: 35 Math: 30 Reading: 33 Science: 27 Sports/Extracurriculars: Baseball: 9th Grade (So no sports on academy app) Civil Air Patrol: 9-12th (1st Lt, Cadet Commander for a year) Youth Group: 9-12th Mock Trial: 9-12 Part-Time Job: 10,12th High School Band: 9-12th Camp Counselor: 9-12th DODMERB: Qualified CFA: BBall Throw: 47 Pull-Ups: 11 Shuttle Run: 7.9 Sit Ups: 95 Push Ups: 62 One Mile Run: 7:57 Now that that's all out... I'm worried that I'll miss the 3Q because of my athletic record. My academic schedule is insane so I have had little time for sports and my CFA was not the best either. So here's my question. What should I do to improve my application? I would try to do a school sport, but I know that I would have to drop a few extracurriculars to do that and my grades could suffer. Is it worth the risk? I think the academy would rather see me keep on track for being valedictorian than drop a few of the activities I've been consistent with for a long time, not to mention having less homework time. Any suggestions? This seems like it's going to be a problem in my admissions process. Thanks in advance.