I know that college students do not get evaluated until Jan., but I was wondering how do I ensure that I am competitive? From the Class of 2012 only 63 students from college were admitted. I received a GED, but take college level courses, and will complete Calculus, Chemistry, English Courses, History Courses, and many other classes including AROTC Military science courses. I have a 3.7 GPA, and am a member of the #3 Junior College Football Team. I attend Georgia Military College and am currently already a Cadet, I have excelled in leadership in the Cadet Corps alot faster than my peers already obtaining the rank of First Sgt. and will train the incoming plebes for the Winter quarter, does this help me when it concerns USNA? I have also secured some letter from the President of our college, retired U.S. Army Major General Peter J. Boylan. I have also talked to the Secretary of the Army when he visited out school, he prefers me to go Army lol. But, all the same it was a great experience. I am really hoping to get in and think I could greatly contribute as a whole to athletics and the Corps of Midshipmen at USNA. But, unfortunatley I have already recieved letters from my senators not approving me. My BGO told me this is probably because of the selection process, they automatically at the Senate level cut applicants who have lower than their cutooff ACT or SAT score. I scored a 23, which I know is not a true reflection of my Academic capabilities. I am retaking the ACT in December and actually preparing for it the right way, unlike before. How should I approach my local Congressman's approval? He is my chance to get in. Any opinions are appreciated.