Hello all. I have been a longtime lurker and viewer of information on these forums and decided to create an account to ask some questions and get some feedback on my own journey for an appointment this year. I am a reapplicant for the class of 2018. I attend a senior military college, and I have finished most of my application over the summer (taking the CFA in November) and still need to get my commanding officers recommendation. However, the rest of my application is complete. I have an SAT of 1500 (2-part) and a 2200 (3-part). I have a very extensive list of leadership roles throughout high school and even during my first year here, which I feel fortunate to have. I am a certified chemistry tutor and spend a lot of time tutoring in chemistry here. I am also on the football team's practice squad. Throughout HS I accumulated letters in lacrosse, football, and track & field. My parents are grads as well. Additionally, my BGO interview went incredibly well and my BGO said he'd do all that is possible to convey an extremely positive image to the USNA. I'm not sure how influential the BGO is and doubt it will be a make-or-break, but I'm sure it can't hurt. However, I do know that the major decision point in my appointment/denial will be my college grades. I am currently taking: English (Freshman Composition) Asian World History + Advanced U.S History Information Systems and Technology General Chemistry Advanced Calculus (multivariable) Military Science I currently hold the following grades over midway through the semester: 93% - English 89% - History 92% - InfoTech (IT) 99% - Chemistry 89% - MultiVar Calc I am trying my absolute best, especially in mathematics. I was never very good at math, and multivariable calculus is radically different than what I experienced in HS . I am hoping to end with at least a 90 in both History and Math. Regardless, I am not making excuses, and I am not becoming complacent in any of my classes or activities, even chem. I have the highest chemistry grade in the course, as well. I have been in frequent communication with my admissions officer and was told my file was very "solid" but my file would not be reviewed until my 1st semester grades are in. Also, next semester I am taking: Advanced Chemistry Literature Social Psychology Advanced Calculus II U.S Politics If anyone can give me some feedback, I would appreciate it.