Hello im mike. I enjoy long walks on the beach and chocolate and.... oops! sorry got a little mixed up there. Anyway, Im trying for a 2012 acceptance at either USMA or USNA. Im from northeast ohio, 17th district! (GO Congressman TIM RYAN!). Ive turned everything in and now im just waiting for the final steps to be completed. fingers crossed! Just a few questions... What is a safe SAT score? I have a 1210, i heard that they want 1300 but collegeboard shows that its possible to get in with less than a 1200. Also, Is it possible to get a nomination from the Congressman but not an acceptance to the Academies? Finally, How important is it to visit the campus?