Ok so this might be a little long, so usna gurus I'm going to need you to bear with me. This last Friday, I received a Letter of Assurance from the United States Naval Academy! Here are my stats and why I'm a little confused I got one. ACT: 27 math, 25 english GPA: 3.55 (UW) 4.15 (W) Tons of leadership and great rating at summer seminar/great essay. MD-3rd district. Now I know I still need a nomination or I won't get an official appointment. I live in Maryland's 3rd district, so rather competitive. I know having an LOA usually gets you a nom, but in my situation with my rather low test scores/"meh" GPA, I'm worried my letter of assurance wont offset all my bad aspects. What do you guys think? Should I just hope for the best? Do I really have any shot in the competitive district I live in?