I graduated high school 2009. Poor GPA and Class rank(bottom of second quarter) Good Test scores(30 ACT, 1400 M&CR SAT) 2 year gap between high school and college(went to university, dropped out, other bad things, battled depression, substance abuse) enrolled myself in a character development program( past year) current community college GPA(3.85) Extensive community service AFter lots of soul searching, I decided to apply for USAFA. Originally disqualified for high school class rank and GPA. After some long letters and phone calls, I was able to crawl my way to Candidate status. Questions: What are my chances? What do I have to do to increase those chances? What do I say about substance abuse problems? I have asked close associates and they told me that any history of substance abuse will mean automatic disqualification. I have been clean for over a year now. What to do? What should I do to increase my chances for senator/representative nominations? If I don't get in 2011, what should I do to assure admittance for 2012?