I have always dreamed of going to an Academy, but my class rank (18/289) and ACT (28 before a 4 point boost) were not good enough, so I was told I could not apply. I did have an interview with a Senator that I had to cancel because it would have been pointless, but I know I would have had a chance to get his recommendation. Next year I will be in Air Force ROTC, and I am thinking of re-applying to both the Air Force Academy and to West Point. I have two questions. First, if I end up getting a scholarship and contracting, can I still go to an academy? Second, is this a realistic (not likely but still possible) goal? Thanks!