USMMA is truly the "best kept secret," haha. I looked into it, and I decided I will put it as my first choice for a nomination, instead of USNA. Some of my stats: (NOTE: I only have freshman info, but I'm a sophomore) Weighted Cumulative GPA: 4.571 out of 5.0 Class Rank: 23 or 26 (can't remember) out of 463 Honors/AP: 4 honors classes Grades: A in every class except Honors Algebra 1 (C). Sports: No school sports, I did MMA/Ju-Jitsu and swimming out of school Extracurricular: Aviation Club +NJROTC ---------------------------------------------------------- Sophomore stats (incomplete): WCGPA: N/A Class Rank: N/A Honors/AP: 3 honors classes (max I could take, because no electives I chose had "honors" options) Grades: A in every class except Honors Geometry 1 (F). I know, an F. It can't get any worse. Sports: JV swimming, and next semester probably JV tennis/track. Extracirricular: President of Aviation Club NJROTC, I will be an Ensign next semester, and C.O. senior year Now about that F, at first I was really sad, because I thought it ruined my chances of going to USNA (fun facts: I'm first generation American, Lithuanian is the primary language spoken at home, dad served in U.S.S.R. Navy). I'm also white, and I am not a superhuman athlete (decent/average). However, I want to fly. Preferably Navy, but I'm not that picky. Pilots aren't just pilots, they do other stuff to, so I'm not 100% sure if I will be a pilot. I might find another fun job in the military. I want to go active duty. I think I would really enjoy the year at sea at USMMA. I heard USMMA is smaller, and not as selective or competitive, so I think I have a shot, unlike USNA. I want to experience a SA, and especially Sea Year, so I'd prefer KP to ROTC. I understand that failing a class is really bad, but maybe next semester when I take regular geometry and ace it, or when I take AP classes next year, they will see that honors math is just a bit challenging. Well, I want to hear some feedback, but the bottom line is: I'm incredibly excited about applying to KP, because I believe I have a good shot, and I might find an awesome opportunity there I couldn't get at any other SA.