I'm currently a junior CA-47 and I'd like to know when I should apply for nominations from my senators. Both Feinstein and Boxer say they begin accepting applications April 1st and their deadline is November. I've only taken the SAT once and plan to take it in May and June to increase my score, but I would have to put off my application until July/August. Would it be better to get my application out there or withhold it to strengthen my bid? Thanks!