My DS who was 3Q'd,with 2 nominations, eagle scout, private pilot,baseball, basketball, pres of Beta and senior class plus many more EC's has been admitted to Marion Military Institute to take part in the SAP program. He is going in as an un-sponsored cadet. While talking to Col Lewis he stated that not many come to take part in the SAP un-sponsored most are sponsored. Well DS was not lucky enough to get one of those spots. Col Lewis said that they really don't have "numbers " as to what % of un-sponsored cadets get appointments to the Naval Academy because un-sponsored cadets usually quit. He said that if DS comes and gets all A's with maybe a B thrown in and brings his ACT grade up by maybe 3 points he has a good shot for next year. Funny how sponsored cadet, will have a position wating for him there next year as long as he maintains A"s, B's and maybe a C. go figure. I guess that is where "no method to the madness" comes in... Any insight to any of this would be greatly appreciated.