Hello, My ultimate goal is acceptance into the Naval Academy, and I am doing all that I can I right now to become a qualified candidate. I am seventeen years old, and I am in good physical condition. I have been homeschooled/in private school my whole life, and I am now in the middle of my second semester at my local community college (health science track). Recently, to improve my grades/focus, I got an Adderall prescription. I am not ADD or ADHD, but my doctor gave me the medicine as mere "educational aid." Will this prescription keep me out of the academy? I am aware of the whole "being off medication for one year before" thing, but I am wondering if I am not diagnosed, will this still raise an issue? My second question, application wise, should I finish my associate's degree before I apply (I would complete the degree after what would be my senior year)? I am aware that regardless I start at the same place as everyone else. I just want to know if it would be better for me to complete the degree then apply (after senior year), or not fully complete the degree and apply what would be my senior year. Which choice will solidify my application? Unlike a lot of other people, I haven't been preparing myself for a service academy since freshman year; which puts me behind. I am doing all that I can to become USNA worthy. Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light or help. I appreciate it!