I want to apply to the naval academy for the class of 2016. But I am pretty sure I will not even receive a congressional recommendation. My GPA is far below the norm and I am barely in the top half of my class. But my high school is not very competitive. What I need advice with is, even though I am sure not to receive an appointment should I apply anyway and then reapply while I am in college. I really want to show the academy that I am determined to be appointed and that I show the dedication to improve my academics. So should I apply then reapply my freshman year of college. Another question is, even if you do not get an appointment in high school do they still consider your senior course load when you reapply. Thanks for any help.