This is humbling to post, but we have been denied official “candidate” status from two SA’s stating scholastic deficiencies in class ranking, GPA, and test scores. I totally understand and feared the kickback from the test scores. Since interest in the SA is relatively new, we didn’t plan ahead and begrudgingly had to submit a score (25) that was done at the end of 10th grade (without any test prep). DD studied for and took the SAT this morning and will additionally sit for the ACT in 2 weeks, and then several more times this fall…. Totally working on that part, but since DD is a home school student we do not have a class rank. After LOADS of research, I put DD class rank as 1 of 1 on the Preliminary Applications. I now suspect that might have been a problem, but not sure what else I could have done. As far as GPA, she is at a 3.95 unweighted. These are not "Mommy-grades”. She has sat under a variety of teachers including many VERY difficult on-line classes, and 7 dual-enrolled college classes (on campus) her Junior year, making the Dean's List. This year, her senior year, she is full-time college enrolled. We presently have her transcripts en route to academy admissions dept. If we had a portal I’d seek out her admissions counselor to ask advice, but I don’t know who that might be so I’m turning to this forum. I KNOW we need to keep working on the standardized test scores, but is there anything else we can do? We are continuing forward, training for the CFA, studying for the next ACT, seeking letters of recommendation and writing essays for the MOC application deadline that is rapidly approaching, but I feel so behind and like we are running “blind” without an official academy advisor we can turn to. Any suggestions? Should we continue forward??? Many thanks!