Last year direct from HS my DS did not receive an appointment (3Q'd w nom) top 10%, Varsity Captain athlete (looked at several times but not fully recruited by USNA), solid SAT's, extra's. Went Plan B to Johns Hopkins. After about 6 weeks at school DS sent me a note indicated he wanted to re-apply to USNA. In truth it caught me off guard. Completed a new application, did all the nomination applications, interviews, new CFA...the whole 9 yards. All very positive. Yesterday DS dropped the bomb that he tanked Calculus (D unsatisfactory progress but credit awarded). He did fine in other classes: B's in Chem and Chem Lab; B in English and two A's in Introductory Engineering classes (ChemE and MechE). Lots of wasted time, energy and stress. Once Hopkins sends the transcripts I imagine that will be the end of the line. (Hopkins 1st semester offical grading is Pass/Fail but I doubt that will matter). Any last gasp suggestions or thoughts? It's been fun to learn more about USNA on these forums. Thanks to everyone.