So...quickly here... Went to UMass Amherst last year. Took English, History, Calculus, Oceanography, and other major courses. I am currently taking Chemistry this summer and am going to receive an A in it. This is my 3rd time reapplying to the Academy. Few questions. PLEASE only qualified people respond aka moderators or B&G officers. I know what I need to do for the most part and need just professional guidance, not a fellow candidate. 1. Should I write a completely new essay for admissions? 2. In regards to classes, I am taking Calculus II, Physics I, Intro to Political Science, Italian I. There were no second level English or writing classes available. Political Science was the only history course I could take without any prerequisites that fit in my schedule for Calculus and Physics, the most important classes. So my question, what do I do about my math and english teacher recommendations??? 3. I have many volunteer opportunities in line during school and am on the board of directors for my schools Lions Club. Playing intramural baseball and softball and potentially joining the running club. This enough? 4. Recommendations. Last year and the previous year, I have piled on the recommendations from very viable sources that know me very well and are highly esteemed as well. Is there a such thing as too many? 5. What should I take second semester? 6. 3rd time through DoDMERB process...Does it get easier? Had to get a waiver and it lasted for 2 years...what might the process be like again? Not as long or hard? Help.