Hello all. I've been browsing this forum for the past week or so, and I've found much of the information so very helpful. It's great to read the experiences of those who have gone through this process before, and are currently at the AFA. But as I read the stories of those who have received appointments/nominations, who seemed so qualified, I've wondered about my own chances of getting into the USAFA. So I thought I'd bring my stats, so to speak, here and see what you thought. I apologize if it's a rather long post...I'm hoping to be an English major. I'm an 18 year-old cyber school senior who was home schooled until this year, currently in the process of applying for the class of 2013 (meaning graduating in 2013). I realize that I'm a bit behind the normal schedule of an applicant, but I didn't begin to consider the AFA until this past April. Since then, I've read pretty everything on the AFA Admissions website, attended an informational meeting on SA sponsored by my local MOC, and met my ALO. I think I know the areas that I'm weak on, and I have an idea of where/how to improve these, but if anyone could give me any tips, or point out something else you think I'm weak on, I'd be grateful. So, in high school I've taken: English: 9th grade English, Rhetoric, Contemporary Literature, 1/2 credit Mass Media, English Comp. 101, and Speech 101. Math: Alg I, Alg II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and College Algebra. Science: 9th grd/Earth Science, Biology, & Physics (w/ lab) History: 4 years, but I don't remember what exactly each year focused on, except I know 12 grd was Government & Economy. Also, US History 103. Language: Spanish 1, 2, 4, and Spanish 102 & 201 And of course several electives including Bible, Art, Music, and Psychology 101. Those in italics were taken at a community college, and I fortunately was able to maintain a 4.0 in both HS and college courses. SAT scores: Verbal - 710 Math - 550 (took middle of Sophomore year, had not yet finished Alg II/ Geometry or really studied, retaking this Sat, June 7th) Sports: Rec. league soccer Freshman year, but no public HS sports...like I said, home schooled. Extracurriculars/other activities: Choir Junior year, actively involved in youth group/church throughout HS, involved in home school teen group, member of the 2007 graduation planning committee, and member of Phi Theta Kappa (Junior College International Honor Society). Also, I took mission trips each summer to places like Argentina, Pennsylvania, Mexico, and Chicago, and will be a volunteer counselor at a children's summer camp. Does the AFA look at your activities over the summer? I think that's about it. Also, I have a few questions I was hoping some of you could answer. 1. I'm lacking in high school sciences. At the time they weren't that important to me, although I got all As. Would taking Chemistry and Biology this fall at community college help? 2. One big problem, no HS sports. I'll be working out all summer, and I'm hoping to max (or very close to it) the CFA. Would that help fill the sports gap? 3. I'll be looking for leadership opportunities, and I'm open to any suggestions. 4. About the interview with an ALO; I'm not sure what this is. Is it a formal interview? Is it required? What does it entail? I've met my ALO, and talked with him on the phone a bit, but never had an "interview". 5. And the Biggie: what are my chances? Again, I'm sorry for this enormous post. But if you could take the time to read it and give me any input, I'd be thankful.