Hello guys, my name is Louis Phlips and I got a letter in the mail last week stating that, "high demand for the seminar prevents us from hosting you this year". I have to mention however that I had to submit my ACT scores 2 weeks past the due date for the SLS, since I got my first ACT scores about 2 weeks too late. Upon receiving the letter of West Point, my parents, who do not want me to attend USMA, told me that I should focus on a civilian college, since USMA is to dangerous and probably not interested into taking me as a candidate. I do not agree with them and wanted to ask people who have more experience as I do if I should still apply to the academy, with my current profile (which my parents think is not what admissions is looking for). -Nationality: Belgian, American -Born 1992 in Michigan, but moved to Germany at the age of 1. In Germany, I attended kindergarten and elementary school, which was run by the Belgian military. At the age of 11 I went to a German middle school. In September 2007 my dad was transferred for his job again, this time back to Michigan, and so I had to go to an American high school, without being able to hardly speak any English at all, and I arrived in the fall of sophomore year. Here, in Michigan, I currently attend the International Academy, a very competitive high school (ranked 6th in US news’ America’s best high schools). Students attending the International Academy are required to earn both the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma as well as a normal high school diploma. -My current GPA is 3.6, and I took my first ACT test in March, getting a composite score of 26 -I can fluently communicate in German, Dutch/Flemish, English and French - I started to fence in Germany in 2005 and still do today, but I do not have any varsity letters or similar, since those or unknown in Europe. I additionally work out at the local gym twice per week and am going to play on my home high school's football team next semester. -As far as leadership goes, I am Publication Editor-in-Chief for my high school's newspaper, officer of the German Student Association and member of the German Honor Society. -Medical condition: I did have asthma when I was about 11 years old, but have not had any asthma-related problems over the past years. I also wear glasses This is basically my profile, and I really hope that I can get some feedback whether to apply or not and if there is something I can do to improve?