I'm a previous candidate to USNA. I did well, got my nominations, but was turned down at the last step (I suspect medical, but no specific reason was given). Either way, I'm now a political science major at Michigan State and an Army cadet there. I'm originally from CA-44th district, though, and I have a few questions. 1. If my intended USNA major is polisci, does it make sense to change to a "technical"major to get in to USNA this time around? 2. What representative and admissions officer should I use- the MI or CA ones? 3. How do college students generally fare their second/third time around (especially those in the non-technical fields)? 4. Will my AROTC work help at all? 5. Does an IB diploma mean anything at USNA (some universities yes, others no- I can't figure out which the USNA is)? Basically, I need help and guidance. I don't know if I even should attempt the application again, but here I am. Looks like another go. Please, if you have any knowledge that might help my situation, I would be most indebted and grateful.