I'm 17 and will be a senior next year at my high school. I have heard that it is to one's advantage to submit their application (the one here https://admissions.usafa.edu/secure/online/onlineapplication.exe) early. I did not submit my USAFA SS application early at all, but the USNA SS one I did 3 weeks early. I was denied to the USAFA, and accepted to the USNA. Due to this, I am a bit anxious as to how the time of my application submission affects my chances of being accepted to USAFA. Is it necessary that I turn it in ASAP? My main concern with this is that waiting allows me to earn some critical awards earned in my senior year of high school. Also, if I expect to earn some of these awards after the application deadline - do I just not include them. I would only include awards I am 99 percent sure I would get, but it still feels like that isn't most honest way of going about it... Sorry for the long post! This has just been on my mind for a while now.