I currently attend Pomona College in Claremont, CA. I'm finishing up my first year as a freshman. My first semester I received a B+ in Advanced French, B- in Calc II Honors Topics, and a C- in a required writing course (this is my biggest worry). This semester I am taking Intro to Cognitive Science, an upper level French literature course, an English course on John Milton, and Army physical training. I was in Linear Algebra (I was an intended math major), but I decided to audit the course instead of taking it for credit because I'm looking to transfer to Marion Military Institute and participate in their Service Academy Program and I don't think my credits from Linear Algebra would transfer. I attended a small private high school which taught all its courses at the Honor and AP level. I took the most challenging curriculum I could (AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C-Mechanics, AP US History, AP Literature to name a few classes). I earned a respectable GPA and I scored a 30 composite on my ACT. A lot of people I know are skeptical about me transferring to MMI because I would be missing out on a great opportunity at Pomona. It's a selective school (8% acceptance) with great academics, but I am passionate about attending the Naval Academy. This would be my first time applying to the Naval Academy. I'm attracted to the structure that MMI provides in terms of academics and how it is reflects the typical course load at the Service Academies. Am I making a rational choice by transferring to MMI from Pomona? I know nothing is guaranteed. Also, if I were to transfer to MMI and be fortunate enough to receive an appointment to USNA I will probably have to take calculus for a grand total of 5 times: Calc I (6 weeks summer before senior year no grade receive), AP Calc BC (Senior year A-), Calc II Honors Topics ( College Freshman B-), Calc II(if I were to transfer to MMI), Calc I/II(If I were to take the typical courses plebe year at USNA). I'd appreciate any advice or feedback.