So, semester grades just came out and I received 4 A's and one D. I'm a college student (Sophomore), ROTC Cadet (MSII/Four year scholarship winner), I've received higher than average marks on the ACT and my college grades are good, I don't have any other deficiencies on my entire transcript. I received a congressional nomination in a not so competitive district as well as a nomination from my senator and a nomination from my PMS. I was placed on the National Wait List a few months ago, so I know I'm 3Qed. Before this sub-par grade, I've been told that I have a pretty good shot at receiving an appointment. I've kept in touch with my regional commander, I informed him that I would receive this grade before it was official. I was told that they would have to evaluate my semester transcript and deduce whether or not it was because of lack of trying or lack of understanding. Of course, a lack of trying would be a lot worse in this situation. I suppose I would like to know how severely this deficiency hinders my chances at receiving an appointment. I would hope that the other grades I received displayed that it was not because a lack of trying.