Hi everyone, I am new to admissions for the service academy. So I have a few questions. I have a very bright junior who is interested in applying as a Junior. Is that possible? And if he is rejected can he re-apply? My student is enrolled in a rigorous Jewish Day School with a dual curriculum. He takes 8 core courses a year. As a junior he is taking AP Calculus, Honors Physics, etc. To date he has three years of Hebrew and three years of Spanish. His math and verbal PSAT was a 1320. He has tons of leadership, community service and athletics to write about. So here is what I am concerned about -he has a 3.5 GPA, which in our school does not place him in the top 25%. Also, he has earned a C+ each year while in the high school. In our very competitive school, 100 percent attend four year colleges and we only have 67 juniors so it is quite difficult to fall in the top 25 percent. My last two questions are: Given his overall profile, what are his chances? And what can he do to improve his chances of an appointment to the Naval Academy? By the way he is fairly confident he will get senatorial approval.