I'm currently a sophomore in college and a third time applicant to USNA. My main question is how much does a C affect your application? I got two last year from chemistry and calc, but rebounded this semester and am now looking at an A- in the next level of calc along with possibly a B/B- in Ochem. I guess my main question is this- if I were to slip up and get another C+ in Ochem, are my chances completely shot? Does the difficulty of the class along with the rest of my schedule come into play? I'm a Chemistry major with a double minor in Math and Physics, so my schedule consists of math, physics, and chem pretty much every semester. There's no doubt I'll show improvement this semester compared with last semester with a more difficult schedule, but I was told that a C in a class regardless of schedule/difficulty is a huge hit to the application as a whole. I'm currently doing everything in my power to NOT earn a C/C+ this semester, but I always anticipate the worst case scenario, and am curious if a C will hold me back from becoming scholastically qualified.