Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum but I was hoping that I could get your guys' thoughts on my chances as far as getting an appointment directly into the AFA or Prep for that matter. I'm a 20-yo A1C enlisted in the Air Force just about to hit my 1 year mark in 2 weeks. I finally "completed" my application through the LEAD Program a couple of days ago but I've been working on it since November. I graduated High School in 2013 in the top 5% of my class (21/510) with a 3.83 unweighted GPA (4.12 weighted) and scored an 1850 on my SATs (660 Verbal/Crit Reading, 650 Math, 540 Writing.) During my time in the Air Force, I've spent hundreds of hours volunteering for both on and off base organizations. I was a 4-year varsity wrestler so I'm in top shape (WarHawk in BMT whoot!) I'm hoping for a direct entry but was unable to secure a congressional nomination due to the time in which I started my application (I was still in training earlier last year) but I did get my flight, squadron and group commanders' approvals and letters of evaluation. I was also able to get a Letter of Recommendation from a prior group CC from USAFA and he directly put in a good word for me to the personnel in charge of admissions... I guess what I'm asking is how good do you think my chance is of getting a direct appointment? Is my lack of a congressional nomination detrimental to my application? Is my lateness with the application going to hurt my chances? Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope to hear some opinions. I'm nervous but I'm hopeful.