Hi everyone, I am a dad of a 17 year rising senior from the West Coast who is seeking a nomination to USNA, or USMA and has also applied to VMI and Citadel. He ultimately is seeking to serve in the Marine Corps. This forum has been a huge resource to me and I am grateful to all who contribute here. DS works two PT jobs (movie box office, and tutoring), Captain of Varsity Soccer, volunteer at local zoo, member of peer resource (Link Crew), 3.75 GPA unweighted, and is in the top 10% of his class. His SAT is low with 500M, 520R and 520W. He will rinse and repeat through October. He realizes his chances are tough with his numbers but he has visited all four campuses last month and if he is ultimately turned down by Annapolis would still be excited and honored to attend the Citadel. Thanks to everyone who shares their wisdom and experiences. Special appreciation to Bruno and TacticalNuke for helping to resolve technical issues with my profile.