Ok, so i am a senior at La Canada High School and i REALLY REALLY want to go the Air Force Academy. I just recently discovered that i did not receive my nomination so I'm shooting for the Prep School now. I found about the service academies only recently because my school just doesnt tell us anything about military stuff so i was a tad late in the whole application process which is why i only had time to apply for a congressional nomination. So i made a really brief and choppy description of myself in my profile because i absolutely had to get some input on my situation. I feel like i have excellent extracurricular credentials and everything necessary beyond academics. Im fairly confident in all of it. However, my grades are not all that impressive. I have a 3.55 GPA and an SAT of 1900 (still working on it), and im going to take the ACT in february. What will make me a qualified candidate for the Prep school? I feel like i fit perfectly into the category but im so paranoid because it just is never that easy.