So, my mother called the academy yesterday morning (we have been anxiously waiting for any news on whether or not I have received an appointment to either the academy or prep school). The woman she spoke with told her that I did not receive the appointment and that I am not qualified for prep school. What does she mean by not qualified? I am planning to call her back on Monday, but I'm sure no one will answer the phone over the weekend. The only thing I can think of that would have made me not qualified was the fact that I took and had to drop, precalculus this year, my senior year. Basically, the way my class was set up, we could not use our graphing calculators on the tests or quizzes, but the textbook only explained how to do everything with a graphing calculator. I tried to teach myself everything at home, but it was just too much to learn on my own. So I talked with someone I know that knows the way the academy is run and asked her if it was better that I drop the class or not, and she said it would be better than a bad grade, so I dropped it. She had me send a detailed explanation to my counselor at the academy, which I did. Could this be the reason why I was rejected? Also, should I start thinking about my other options? I am thinking about ROTC at UC Colorado Springs... One more question: Is this the final decision, is there no way now that I can get into the academy, or prep school? I should also mention that I have not received a rejection in the mail yet.