I am a junior in high school and I just turned 17. I am applying for the Academy class which starts fall of 2016. I am being recruited to be a pitcher for the baseball team. The problem is that I am done with high school now in spring of 2015. My school only offers Calculus AP. The other AP classes are a joke. I have finished 2 semesters of college English. I was counting on 100% dual enrollment at the local junior college, but it was a lottery which I lost because it was purely random and not based on my 4.7 GPA or being in the top 1% of my class. Unfortunately it is too late to get into the prep schools. My parents who are both engineers say that I have to graduate and go to the local big state University and start my engineering core classes. They will allow me to do AFROTC as an elective. My application for nominations and the Academy are based on my current records at the high school. The coach has indicated that with my good SAT scores I will have no problems. I have not taken any physicals yet. My question is how will being a full-time college student in ROTC instead of a senior in high school affect my application? I am also concerned about my GPA dropping some because of the increased rigor of the big university's pre-engineering program. My older sister who took Calculus 1 at the junior college and Calculus 2 at the university said it is twice as hard. The colonel in charge of the ROTC program indicated that he knows of only 1 or 2 of his students out of many that went to the Academy after starting at the university.