21, Caucasian, Male 6'6", 210 lbs., 20/20 vision (if that matters) College Information: Undergraduate at Top-20 university Undergraduate GPA: 3.90/4.00 Honors program, writing an honors thesis this year Dean's List every semester of college Four separate academic scholarships I transferred to the T20 university after four semesters at my state university College Work Experience: Public Policy Intern, June 2010 – August 2010 Student Worker at University's Medical Center, March 2010 – present Numerous volunteering activities, including World AIDS Day Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (selective summer program) A few other internships and part-time jobs High School Information: GPA: 3.70 (unweighted), 3.95 (weighted) SAT: 2060 (660V, 760M, 640W) ACT: 30 (Superscore, 29 on 2 separate exams) Varsity basketball (3 letters, team captain, All-District, team MVP) Varsity baseball (1 letter) National Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta University of Virginia Book Award 7 AP classes, earned college credit on 5 exams Economics class award, Latin AP class award Honor Council President (student disciplinary organization) I have been doing a lot of thinking about my future lately and have come to the realization that I want to pursue admission to West Point. I have always been interested in military service, and with the global developments of the last few years, I feel more compelled than ever to devote my life to the service of the United States. Why not just go to OCS? First, I wish to continue my formal education. The Americal Legal Studies program at USMA is my major of choice; although not specifically defined, my career goal is in the realm of international law on behalf of the US. I want the West Point experience and am more than willing to spend four years there. I do not mind that I would be older than most of my classmates. I have begun drafting a nomination request letter, but I am looking for support/advice/input from anyone with worthwhile information. Am I delusional? Do I have a shot at admission? Please do not think this is a panic decision - I have considered this for a few years, but life circumstances (family issues, in particular) have required me to be near home. Now that time's running out, I do not want to squander this opportunity. Thanks in advance for any help!