Currently, I am a Junior in high school and about to be a Senior. I currently have a 3.7 weighted GPA and a 3.4 unweighted with a 25 ACT Composite 20 English/31 Math/22 Reading/ 30 Science. Now I am applying to the above-listed academies, but have accepted the fact that with those scores I will not get in mostly due to my first semester of my Junior year I got a D- in AP Physics which wrecked my GPA. I do Cross Country JV, Long Distance Track JV, and Air Force JROTC Raider Team (Kind of like Ranger Challenge at the AROTC college level) Varsity Captain and we went to nationals. I am also in NHS, Eagle Scout, Computer Programming Club, Cyber Defense Club, Kitty Hawk Honor Society (JROTC thing), and my JROTC's Corp Computer Officer (Cadet Captain) making me the highest ranking Junior in the corp. So in loo of not getting into the Academies, I am looking at two instate colleges and dual-majoring in cyber-security and computer science at the two colleges along with doing Air Force ROTC at whichever one I go to and doing club rugby at whichever one I go to. So on to the real questions: 1.) How do I go about applying for USAFA and USCGA in college? 2.) Do I use college of former high school contacts for recommendations? 3.) Is club rugby good enough to count as a sport? 4.) For you ROTC people how do you first establish a good relationship with your ROTC instructors(I know their input is important in reapplying) 5.) How favorably do these two branches look at someone who genuinely loves computers and wishes to continue majoring in Computer Science at the academies? 6.)How would you guys recommend going about improving my profiles 7.)How important are high school grades in the re-application process? 8.) Also for ROTC people what would you recommend doing in college to help chances of getting into an SA, besides getting all A's and B's. PS: Thank you for your time and feedback. I am pretty sure my heart is in the right place I've always wanted to go to USAFA. Everyone has always told me I wasn't good enough including my parents. I want to prove them all wrong. I want to accomplish my goal of becoming an officer in the USAF and continuing my passion in cyber-security while serving my country.