I am on here because my unit is nominating me for the Military Academy. Honestly, I was stunned. I went from looking at SMP (which is ROTC and Reserves at same time) at San Jose State to looking at the Academy within a minute. They told me at my first battle assembly that they were looking for somebody of age to fill their slot. USMA apparently has Reserve slots going unfilled, as does my MI BN. My NCOs have distinguished me as being the hardest working Future Soldier (pre-BT) they've seen, and am "preparing" me to make Honor Graduate at BT. West Point has always held a special reverence in my life, but I had not previously considered it due to my not being in varsity sports. I can either apply to the Academy while in AIT (35F have the only MOS that can apply during AIT), or anytime with CO's recommendation. Now that I consider it, I believe that I can be competitive with a CO's nomination, going the enlisted route. My ASVAB is 96, 289 APFT, and US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Medal (awarded to high school recruits that are scholar atheletes). I have a 29 ACT, several leadership activities in school, and love to practice Krav Maga and read about military operations and history. What concerns me however is that my GPA may fall. I am taking three AP classes, and while I took the same number last year and did very well, I am unsure of this year. My WGPA may end up being a 3.5-3.7 this year, which has me worrying. Is there anything about applying to the Academies via the enlisted route that I should know about? I am still trying to discern the value that the ADCOM puts on stuff like high school GPA. If I were put into USMAPS or ROTC, I would still be grateful too.