Good evening, I am currently a junior enrolled in a high school in California. Because the sign-ups for the SLE do not begin until January of 2018, I was wondering what I should have ready for sign-up come January. As such, I have taken the step to read through the SLE admissions on the West Point website and have come to the following conclusion. A candidate/applicant must have: (1) A valid SAT/ACT/PSAT score (Got a 740V/800M in August with a 7/3/7 on the essay) (2) Opened the Candidate Questionnaire (will do that in January) (3) Be a high school junior at the time of application (Yes) (4) Be at least 17 by July 1st (Yes) Like or unlike the process for pursuing a nomination, will I need a letter(s) of recommendation from one or more of my teachers? I just wanted to make sure that I don't receive a rude awakening upon filling out the application, only to realize that I need a letter of rec. Finally, I was wondering what criterion besides standardized test scores are taken into consideration when applying the SLE. Thank you for your time.