Hello, all. I am currently a junior in high school who turns 17 within the next month. I was recently accepted into the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, and have interest in all the academies, but I still have some questions that I would like an immediate answer to I cannot find on my own. How early can and should I apply for a congressional nomination? I really want to do this as early as possible, as it seems to be the most difficult part of the nomination process. As someone who wants to practice law, how much of an uphill climb is that through any of the academies? How can I get my service be deferred for law school? How early can I start my overall application? Thank you to all.