After receiving my appointment, some thoughts kept circling in my mind. A few years ago, I had wanted others to "chance" my profile, see if I had a good shot at the Academy. But after going through the process and coming out with an appointment, I realize that is not a regular college where your stats and an essay and merely the factors. The WCS score looks at you as a WHOLE person, everything that you can offer. The Academy wants to meet certain goals of how many scholars, athletes, leaders, and females they have for each class. So they will evaluate everything that you've done, not just your transcript. So maybe you're not a 4.0 student but managed an A average with outstanding leadership qualities, maybe you're the student scholar athlete, maybe you're the wiz kid on quiz bowl, maybe you're the next big thing. West Pooit I believe will see that, they will see what they want in an officer for the Army and as a student for their school. Instead of asking others to chance you, merely ask yourself: What can I offer? If you have much to answer to that question, you should be in great shape. But don't forget. The most important thing they want to see is your character. That can be seen through how thoroughly and quickly you complete your file, the effort you make with your admissions reps, how well you did in the interview, if you stuck with volunteer work all 4 years of HS, how passionate and sincere your essays are, etc,. So don't be discouraged if you're not the 4.0 student, varsity athlete, 400+ hours volunteer worker. You have your strengths, just remember what they are and present your best self always in your files. Make every portion your best, the CFA too. I am a 3.8 student, but from freshman year went from regular classss to honors to AP and now take a full overload of AP and College courses. I went from being a person with no leadership qualities to being President of the medical club, my youth group, stage manager, varsity captain, amongst other things. Contributing volunteer hours, if they come from the heart, WP will know because it will show on your resume just how much you did with the little time you had. That being said, don't think that underdogs can't become the alpha dogs. Just work hard and I promise you, something good will come out of it. Don't chance yourself, you never know what could happen.