Hi there, as a first time poster of this forum, I wanted to ask a few general questions regarding the AFROTC application process and put up my stats as I am all new to this and a first time in my family. First, here is my background: Academics: -Jan. 2015 SAT: 1850 -March 2015 SAT: 1870 -June 2015 ACT: Comp. 33, English 34, Math 30, Reading 36, Science 33 Unweighted GPA (on a 4 scale): 3.96 No class ranking as my school doesn't do that, but my class size is ~190 and is a fairly competitive school w/ many kids going to Ivy's and high level universities. Freshman Year: Honors Bio Prep, Honors Global, Honors English Sophomore Year: AP Euro (4), AP Chem (2), Honors English, PLTW courses Jr. Year: AP Calc AB (4), AP English Lit. (4), AP Physics 1 (2), AP Env. Science (5), AP US Hist. (5) I'm signed up for another 5 AP's my senior year My intended major for college is astronautical engineering. Top school is Cornell U. Activities: - Varsity Cross Country (1 yr) - Varsity Tennis Team (3 yrs) Clubs: -Latin Club, Mathletics, Science Olympiad, Physical Science Club, Leadership Core, Key Club, National Honors Society (Treasurer), Theatre Club (was a lead) - Working towards Private Pilots Certificate (only 6 hrs in right now) - 50+ hours of volunteer service - Finished 11 yrs of religion class at local church PT: - 40 pushups a minute, ~55 situps a minute, 6:10 mile best, 10:30 mile and a half. I'm still working daily to improve all of these scores. Reason for ROTC: I want to serve my country and this seems to be the best fit. Everything I have today only comes from other people fighting to preserve it and keeping this country safe. I hope to pay them back by taking their place one day. So the questions I have as I'm new to this are: 1.) Does it make a difference turning in all your submission forms way before the Jan. 12 deadline (ie. September)? Does submitting earlier get you higher up on "the list"? 2.) What is the state of funding of the Air Force this year? I understand that the number of ROTC cadets depends heavily on how much funding they get, so is this year better/worse than other years? 3.) I am trying hard for a type I scholarship, so would the above criteria be competitive? Thank you for your time!