Hi, my name is Jim and I'm currently a junior in high school (C.O 2014). I joined the forum to find more information about getting into West Point. The academy peaked my interest because I've always been into military technology and I have a very high interest in engineering. Credentials: 4.1 cumulative GPA not sure on my exact rank, but I'm in the top 10% I have 4 AP and 1 honors class out of my 6 classes sophomore PSAT score: 196 I should be getting my official PSAT score for my junior year soon Practice ACT score: 32 I play for the high school baseball team and train for baseball year round I have no clubs or community service hours mainly because when I'm not playing baseball, I like to work on cars and build computers which leaves me for no time for other things. Too bad there is no car building club. The car that I modified is good for 60 MPG while cruising at 60 MPH. Once I get to 10 posts, I would be happy to post a picture. but here is a link in the meantime: s1271photobucket DOT com/albums/jj621/AeroFocus/?action=view¤t=Aerofocus10-12-12008 DOT jpg I have no leadership roles in my school, but if you knew me, you would know I'm a leader and a lot of kids in my school look up to me. That can't really be shown on paper though. My questions are: Do you think it's too late to assume leadership roles? What is my first step in the application process into the military academy? I've been doing a lot of reading, but I'm not sure where exactly to start.