Hey everyone, I was doing a little bit of research on this forum in order to gauge whether anyone else had attempted to transfer from a 4 year public institution to the academy. I couldn't find much so I figured I would create a thread. To give a little background, I am a freshman mechanical engineering student at a midwestern university and would like to apply to the academy. I didn't apply in high school because my grades were not satisfactory. I had a 3.5 GPA by the end of senior year and my standardized testing scores were barley above average. However, I was captain on the varsity hockey team and won several awards. Despite my average academic record, my experience in Civil Air Patrol as a chief master sergeant, squadron flight commander, encampment flight sergeant (winning several awards while at encampment), and aviation experience (glider academy solo pilot as well as student pilot) would be the only criteria setting me apart from my fellow applicants. Jump forward to this year, my freshman year as a mechanical engineering student, I have established myself as a leader amongst my peers. I have been elected as the lead aerodynamics engineer on one of the top 5 FSAE racing teams in my state, and I have been elected by one of my professors to receive the "University" student leadership award, and I have begun undergraduate research. In addition to this, I am a photojournalist for the school newspaper. Now onto my questions: 1.) If I were to be accepted and enter with the class of 2023, would I need to repeat all of the math courses that I took already (Calc I, Calc II, Calc III, Linear Algebra/Differential Equations)? --I would complete these by the time the incoming class arrives at the academy 2.) Does attending a university before applying hurt your chances of being accepted? 3.) I have had a passion for aviation and the US Air Force since the age of 10. I did not apply in high school because I wanted to attend college for a year and regroup. Will this time gap during which I attended college convey to my assessors that I do not truly want to attend the academy. This couldn't be farther from the truth. 4.) When applying, do I work with my college counselor or my old high school counselor? TLDR; I want to apply to the academy but I currently am attending engineering school at a public university. Thanks for your time!