Ok so I am applying to the class of 2016 and I am dead set on getting into the academy no matter what it takes. My problem is that during my first few years of high school I didnt apply myself because I had no idea that service academies even existed and honestly didnt care about school. I still did ok but but by the time I discovered the academy, the damage was already done. Here is where I stand now. Academically: 3.0GPA, Class Rank:274/502, ACT English 30, Math 28, Reading 27, Science 28 I already received a nomination from my congressman. I am medically qualified. My ALO went flawlessly. I received great feedback from my ALO. I have a ton of extracurricular activities including Girl Scouts, CAP, 4 years of varsity golf, 4 years of basketball (2 varsity), 4 years of soccer (2 varsity), club soccer, church youth group, tons of community service, youth leader at multiple retreats, and took a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Spain. I'm hoping my CFA scores and extracurriculars will balance out my poor academics. What do you think my chances are of getting a nomination for the class of 2016? If I dont recieve an appointment, do you think I have a good chance of getting a falcon foundation scholarship or getting into the prep school? Sorry for the extremely long post. I'm just very worried about this. I'm willing to apply as many times as it takes and do anything to go to the Air Force Academy. I just am hoping for a second opinion on if I stand a chance at getting in at any point. Thanks and again sorry this is so long.