My son was QNS for the Class of '17 and is re-applying. At this point he has taken the SAT three times and the ACT 4 times with the following results: Math 700/30, English 610/31. He'll attend a 4-year college starting next month, taking Calculus, Chemistry w/Lab, American Hist., English Lit., & ROTC Leadership for a total of 18 credit hours. After reading some recent posts here about SAT/ACT scores, he asked me about trying a different prep course and retaking one or both of the tests this fall. I told him that at this point I think the Academy will be far more interested in his actual first semester grades than scores on a test that tries to predict college performance. If that's the case, I'd rather see his focus on classwork rather than test prep and stress. So, I wanted to get opinions from some of you who have more experience with how the Admissions staff looks at things - am I right in thinking real-world will trump test scores? As always, thanks for any advice or insights.