I'm looking for some advice/direction on where to go from here. I'm a rising junior and I'm looking at going to one of the academies. I have a competitive package- 4.0 student, all the extra curriculars, sports, the whole nine yards. But, there is something I am worried about, this is my story. On June 2nd, 2013 (last day of my freshman year), I received a pretty bad concussion from my horse (I used to rodeo). I was knocked out, but no one really knows how long I was out because I was by myself. I'm guessing it was a few minutes at most. I went to the doctor, had a CT scan done- no bruising or bleeding, so they treated it like a normal concussion, gave me 2 weeks resting period and then I was released. Well, things didn't go as planned, as my symptoms didn't go away. I was treated by a sports medicine specialist at UW Madison for the remainder of the summer and beginning of fall for my lasting symptoms. My headaches and dizziness were officially gone on September 1st 2013, and I returned to school full time on October 1st, 2013 (For the first month of school, I was going part time-morning classes monday wednesday friday, afternoon classes tuesday thursday, doctors were surprised I kept up my 4.0 with my hard schedule). I was released to normal activity on October 1st, except for sports- They had me take a full years break from any kind of sports to ensure that I didn't get a second concussion, which could cause more damage or possibly kill me. This is my first *official* concussion, and the only one on my record (And I sold my horse and got out of rodeo, so I probably won't sustain another one in my high school career) So, I am officially all free and clear, it's been over a year and I feel great- no memory loss, no headaches, no dizziness, and I haven't found anything I can't do. I'm enjoying my full time job this summer and looking forward to doing sports this coming school year. I know that I am looking at a DQ for this. Any advice? I know that someone has told me to look at a DOD consultant. I tried to give as much information as I could, but if you have more questions, feel free to ask. Thanks in advanced!