Just today I received an email from my Regional Commander, asking if I am taking a math course for my senior year. (Unfortunately, I am not, and I received a D in Honors Math Analysis) I explained to him that my senior schedule is VERY tight, since I previously lived in Boston and my credits overlapped, requiring me to repeat some classes for the THIRD time. Anyways, I am also a member of my school's Academic Decathlon program. Our school has a very prestigious program (currently the leader in national titles), and I explained to him that I take informal math courses (Alg 1 & 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry) and that recently I won a silver medal in math within the LAUSD school district. I also mentioned to him that I won 2 other medals in speech and interview, hoping to somewhat boost my chances. THIS IS WHERE I NEED HELP After I mentioned to my RC that I won the other medals, he sent an email saying: Personally, I feel that my leadership experience and awards will help me get closer to an appointment (I founded the Breakdance Club, am a Treasurer of Boxing Club, church leader, ROTC member, Robotics Team National Champion, Local Korean quizbowl competition 2nd place). BUT my GPA and class rank are VERY low. My GPA is around 2.99 and my class rank is 319 out of 823 (2nd fifth) . Hopefully my test scores will help me (SAT: M730 CR 630 W 650 Total 2010 and ACT: M32 Read30 Eng33 Writ28 Sci29 Composite 31) I am afraid my low academic standing will result in my rejection, but my RC's email made me feel 10 times more anxious. Do you guys think his email was a good sign? Thank you guys so much!