Hello new poster here! My DD is a current 9th grader and hopes to be part of the USCGA Class of 2024! I know it's still early but.... It seems one element somewhat outside the candidate's control is submissions of letters of recommendation, because that is done directly from the teachers/counselor (and PFE administrator), is this correct? Does the USCGA use a specific form that the teachers/guidance counselors have to fill out, and they are only given this link after the application is submitted? Should they free-form a letter prior to this if they know you will be asking them? This question is for AIM application as well. PFE- is there a “starting date”? How early is too early a testing date by a coach for a score to be accepted? I'm thinking a good time to test is anytime between start of Junior year thru AIM (if she gets in!) and early fall Senior year.... SAT/ACT – if these are superscored, is there any harm in automatically sending them to the USCGA college code at the time you take the tests? Would a low score ever count against you? Of course this assumes you hit excellent scores on other attempts. DD is taking admission partner’s advice (from attending a local service academy day) and plans to test multiple times. Should she sign up for the writing component every time? Does that part matter and how much? I’ve tried to go back through the posts, so SORRY if I am asking something that has already been answered (and please point out those threads if that is the case!).