Hello. I am currently a knob at The Citadel. I couldn't get any congressional nominatioms because of my low High School performance. I had a 3.3 GPA and a 22 on the ACT. However, I earned a 3.823 GPA for the fall semester at The Citadel and i'm applying to the Coast Guard Academy. With prior experience as a 4th class cadet, will the Academy put less weight on my ACT score and more weight on my college GPA? Any advice on the essays? I want to talk about my challenged I faced as a knob but I don't want to sound like I am talking about myself.