Hi all, I found this board through google, and I believe much great knowledge can be found here and can also help me with the admissions process. I am currently a college student at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA, but am also the receipient of a GED. I am a member of the cadet corps and excelling in my leadership ability. We operate on the quarter system, my current GPA is a 3.4 and a 24 on the ACT, but after this quarter, it will be a 3.7 as I am determined to make straight A's. I am also a member of the Junior College football team here and would very much like to play football at NAvy, if you do your research you will find that our school is among the best in the land #5 in this weeks national poll. We send over 75% of graduating sophmores to D-1 Programs, and often alot to SEC Schools. In the Winter quarter I plan to take Chemistry and Calculus and get promoted in the Cadet Corps to a position with more leadership responsibility. I am sending out all of my nomination paperwork this upcoming week, and taking my first CFA on Monday. I am applying for nominations from both my senators and my congressman. I have been active in sports all my life earning two varsity letters, I also was a member of the Young Marines Orginization for four years until the commute became too much for my parents. MY brother currently is a SGT in the USMC and is up for rotation soon. I have always aspired to go to the Naval Academy, but have never came down to a final decision. Here at Georgia Military College, I have a taste for the Military College experience, although I know that we are on no level with USNA. But, I really want the challenge, privilege, and honor bestowed upon a USNA Midshipman. I want to do aeronautical engineering, and go into Marine Corps Aviation. I did come to my final decision late in the game, but have been working hurriedly to get all my paperwork in, and nomination forms in before deadlines. The only tough problem is that I have received a GED and have a different procedure than regular high school graduates. It is truly in my heart to become a Marine Corps officer with the distinction of a USNA graduate. Some Questions: 1) What courses to take to make my college credentials competitive? I have take all English Comps and Histories that are taken during plebe year, but will be taking Calculus and Chemistry in Jan, and will be done with them in March. 2) ACT Score: Mine is Currently a 24, but I plan to retake it on Dec. 13th, I did not study for the first, but will now be better prepared with study guides and help, and believe that I can Make a minimum of a 28 and possibly into the 30's. I am not trying to boast myself, but the first test I did not prepare enough to reflect on my true academic ability. 3) Football Coaches: How do I get into contact with them? I am red-shirted this year, and could still have 4 years to play at the Academy. Does this make me more attractive? 4) Any input from the esteemed members of this board is appreciated, and questions you may have or comments to help me are definitely welcomed.