Hello, I was recently wondering how much of an effect having or not having varsity letters had on your application. I currently have none, although I will have at least one by the time I turn my application in. I'm sure a guy with 4 letters looks better than a guy with 1, but how much better? A lot of people I know have been accepted to one service academy summer program or another, yet not me. I have the same or better academic resume and my extra-curriculars match up with the exception of letters. That's why I ask this. Also, I have yet to take the ACT or SAT although I am signed up for nearly all of them for the rest of 2012; most, if not all, of the people I know who were accepted to the summer programs have already taken them. I made competitive scores on my PSAT, according to a USAFA admissions rep., so perhaps my lack of a 'real' standardized test is the varying component here and it's not a letter. Either way, thanks in advance for your responses!