My son received his Appointment yesterday. Very happy and ready to move forward. We were just wondering if anyone from Ct. has received their LOA or appointment yet. If so let us know. I have been reading this forum for about six weeks and there are a number of very good recources here. I would like to add a few tips or hints that my be helpfull. There seems to be a number of questions over and over about grades, SAt /ACt scores, physical fitness test and what West Point looks for. Grades: You do not have to be a straight A student to get in, however they do want to see good grades. Take all Honors and AP courses. Take what you can handle. If you can take three or four AP courses do it. If you struggle drop one. West Point wants to see the difficulity to which you aspire. It will only help you at WP. Getting, B or C in an AP class is better than an A in an academic class. SAT and ACT scores, what are they looking for? Go on WWW.collegeboard.com and this will give you the range of SAT and ACT scores, low to high, Example: Math range 560-660 Reading 580-670 and Writing 540-640. West Point ask for class rank, will take %. Example: Top half of high school students consists of 94% of West Point freshman. Physical Fittness test. Practice. Practice Practice. Do each one of these test three to four time a week. You will get better. If you have one you miss on, excell on the others. Example you only do 4 or 5 pull-ups but you did 87 situps and 60 push-up. You will be ok. Lastly, make sure you get good references from your high school teachers and guidance counclor. Let them know the importance of their recomendation. Everyone wants to feel they had a helping hand in you getting in. It may make a difference. Also get a recomendaton from a business person in the community. Fill out all you online paper work on time and early if you can. Get your Senator and Congressman paper work in timly. Go to the interview in a suit and tie or sport jacket. May sound trival but you should have seen some of the individuals that came into our Senators office. One last thing, you do not have to belong to four or five clubs in high school. Be a leader in whatever you do. One or two organizations is enough. My son did not do any high school organizations. He specialized in one sport and started his own little charity, something he was passionate about and that was enough. Hope this helps and good luck to everyone waiting for that envelope.