Hello everyone. I just found this great forum and I hope it will help a lot. I am a junior in HS and I really want to do the SS during the summer of 09. I know that it is a week at the academy and you participate in academic workshops and various things that show life as a cadet. What I do not know is all the requirements. Applications start early next year and all I really know is that they want a 3.5 GPA. I talked to my Blue and Gold officer briefly about it and he didn't go into detail about anything else that is required. I will easily have a 3.5 GPA for this year, but my freshman year I did very very poorly academically because I did not try in school. I do not think my cumulative GPA will be up to par until the end of high school. My question is, is the application to the SS similar to the actual application to the academy where they look at you as a whole versus just your grades? If they look at cumulative GPA, I will not meet the requirements academically. Thanks for any help!