I just checked back into my USAFA portal and am slightly confused. I applied to the Summer Seminar and selected the option to have that application open my application to the academy. Here are two screenshots of what I saw. Am I an applicant or a candidate? I know the status says applicant, but below it says when I am deemed "competitive" I can become a Candidate. Also looking through the information packet linked on the portal it mentions the "Pre-Candidate" phase. I guess I am just wondering what are the definitions of these terms and when will I be able to start sending in LORs, transcripts, and other paperwork.