Dreams coming true... My DS has dreamed of going to West Point for longer than he cares to admit to me. He also has the fortune of being a highly recruited athlete who has a 33 ACT so he has the true privilege to have his choice of schools from many of the top academic and athletic universities in the country. But as those of you on this forum know, many outstanding kids are still motivated by much more than going to a top party or athletic school and want "something more". My son-I am proud to say- is one of those whose "something more" is West Point. He attended the Summer Seminar a couple of months ago and that cemented his ambition to be there. He wants something more challenging and West Point proved to be it Anyway, we are on vacation this week in Florida where it has been raining non-stop and is fore-casted to continue our entire vacation. My wife and I were just discussing how that is just our luck this morning when my son came flying out of his room while almost running thru a wall. While waking up he checked his emails, and there was a congratulatory note from a West Point coach notifying him that an LOA was in his mail! That is actually a few months earlier than anticipated if he received one. After the news of the LOA it can rain cats and dogs and it won't dampen the mood my son is in. I realize LOAs aren't common and neither is acceptance to West Point so we really do appreciate the opportunity that is in front of him and the opportunity that many other young men and women will also have coming their way. Obviously, there is more work to do to finish the acceptance and then I guess his hard work really begins. I guess I'm sharing this because a year ago when this process really started I read many of the threads on "what are my chances?" and seeing the incredible caliber of some of the kids who were wanting to attend a service academy with stellar resumes and some of whom did not gain acceptance makes everyone a little less than sure of their chances of admission. Even with all of the long odds and seemingly endless application work there are kids-like mine- whose dream will get closer and closer over these next several months. And from what I witnessed this morning the long wait and hard work will be worth every second of it.