Is the CQ the only thing that admissions uses to determine if a candidate is to be accepted into SLE? Also can you update your standardized test scores for the SLE application prior to the close in March because I am taking the ACT in February, and I am going to apply Monday the 15th.
The USMA SLE application, from what I have been told, is just your CQ. Admission to it is based on test scores, along with representation from your district, etc. I am taking the ACT again in February as well, and we will be able to update our CQ’s as scores come in (as with any other update). I predict that they will not be in in time for USMA to consider them for SLE if we apply the first day, but we will be able to edit our profiles with better scores.
Several people, including the current plebe who I shadowed at my visit, emphasize that not getting into SLE does not mean you will not get into USMA, just as getting into SLE does not ensure acceptance.
Take any of my advice with a grain of salt, as I am in the same position as you, and what I am telling you is primarily from what I’ve read, researched, or been told!