Just a few quick questions regarding the Naval Academy and their academics/ admissions processes. First off, when will I be able to send my preliminary application into the academy? I am a junior in high school right now hoping to apply for the USNA class of 2017. Likewise, when is the general time frame for applying for congressional, vice presidential, etc. nominations? Secondly, I am in the IB program at my high school. I am a straight A student with one or two B's sprinkled in on my transcript. Will the fact that I am in the IB program give me advantages in the eyes of the admissions board at the Academy? Lastly, I am being recruited to run at the Academy. How much does this affect the application process? Just a few quick details, I have taken the SAT once without studying and got an 1840. 610 in reading, 620 in math, and 610 in writing. I am also taking IB HL Math, IB SL Physics, and have already taken everything else that needs to be done classwise for the academy. Any advice would be great.