Hi everyone, I was overjoyed when I received an email today informing me that I was accepted to Session 2 of the Naval Academy Summer Seminar for this upcoming June. Navy is my first choice, and I would love to go and experience a week of quasi-midshipman life at the Naval Academy with other driven candidates from across the country. However, I have a problem: I was also accepted to the first session of West Point SLE about two weeks ago, and I have already contacted my counselors about taking the week off to attend. Session 1 of SLE (June 3-9) is the week before finals begin at my school, so just trying to work with them to allow me to miss that week was difficult. Regarding NASS, Session 2 is the actual week of finals (June 10-15). Knowing this, I expect trying to work something out with my high school administration will be an even more challenging task. Like I said, Naval Academy is my first choice- not just first choice of service academy that I will be applying to, but first choice among all of the colleges I will be submitting applications to. On one hand, I am raring to start filling out the forms for NASS and securing my spot in Session 2. On the other hand, I know that I have already visited the Yard several times before during Boy Scout Jamborees and a CVW I went on last October, and that seeing West Point (which I have never visited) might do me some good. Trying to attend both is out of the question; not only would it mean going from one session to another in quick succession, it would also put my junior year academic record in serious jeopardy with all the study and review time lost. If anyone has any suggestions or comments, I welcome and appreciate all of them. Thanks in advance for trying to help me out.