OK, I just want to make sure that I have everything right. I want to start off saying I have really great ACT scores, 'good' grades, my school does not rank, I have played soccer school and club, I am almost an Eagle Scout and I have a job lined up that I am going to start this summer... I have completed the PCQ, which now states: Your Status: Applicant* (your application is under consideration) Your Application is: Competitive I assume this means I need a nomination from some source. I have contacted my congressman's office and they are mailing me an application for a nomination. In addition I have sent my ACT scores to the Academy. I assume these will go in my file. Also, I am not yet an Eagle Scout, as my project will not be completed until July. So, should I wait until I get Eagle Scout to request a nomination? And should I wait until I get a job to fill out the Academy 'application package'? Basically, I am wondering if there is anything I can do now except wait until I get ES (which I assume will help me get Nomination/into the Academy). Also, is the Academy going to be sending me something over the next couple of days containing more information? I am getting this from the Instructions to Precandidates Booklet "If you meet our admissions guidelines based on this PCQ, you’ll become a tentative candidate, receive a catalog, and be sent instructions on completing candidate forms." Or will this be after the congressional nomination (if I get one).