I applied to the Academy last year, and was unfortunately denied an appointment. I have been improving my application over the past few months with new achievements and will continue to improve it this fall semester. I will be attending a large, highly ranked state university this fall and will be majoring in Political Science. Is there any advice for a college freshman looking to re-apply to the Academy? I will be taking 4 classes (12 credits), including 2 major specific classes, Intro to oceanography (physical science), and intro to statistics. I have also received my IB diploma.