How competitive does one have to be nowadays in order to receive a 2 year side-load scholarship, or even advanced standing? As a college program midshipman going into his sophomore year, I'm worried about receiving a commission. Although I have high prt scores and participate in unit activities, my major is a tier 3 major. I also didn't do so well in a summer course (calculus), which might bring my grade down to a 3.2-3.3 cumulative gpa. I'm planning to do my best to bring my gpa up fall semester, as well as in the spring. Luckily, I got picked up to be a squad leader, so maybe that could help me out a bit, as well.