It's been my dream of attending USAFA since I went to summer seminar between my junior and senior year. Despite a congressional nomination I was unsuccessful in gaining admission the first time. Another year, another nomination and I still wasn't successful, however I was offered a prep school slot which I very regrettably declined. I would have been entering USAFA this June. I thought I was too old and felt one in the hand was better than two in the bush. I've since realized I made a huge mistake. I'm currently a Sophomore contracted Army ROTC cadet and I've been kicking myself more and more ever since making that terrible decision. I understand that regardless I'm going to be an Officer in the U.S. Military and that's frankly all I've ever wanted but I feel like I'm not following my dreams here, I'm settling for less. I've been a pilot since I was 17, I fell in love with USAFA since I went to summer seminar all those years ago and I'd really like to fly fast movers. Is it possible to try and gain admission at this point? To try and get in next year? I'm currently 20 years old and would be 21 when I entered. From my perspective it's just time and I don't want to go the rest of my life holding onto regret, knowing I was capable of so much more and that I didn't follow my heart.