I was going to write out a little post with advice, but it started to turn into an essay, so here's a short(er) version of my advise for next year if you just got your first TWE, and some food for thought if you like me, just got your Nth. Try to focus on your weaknesses in later applications. My 800R, 750M SAT doesn't mean anything when I had little to offer in leadership positions. If you can't expect to change your application much, don't expect much change in your results. AFROTC is awesome, go for it. if you want to pursue a second academy application right out of HS, in your freshman year at college, plan on taking a very easy first semester to get good grades that will both look good on your application and give you an easy transition from HS into college academics. Don't ignore your normal course progression to take underwater basket weaving, but do attempt to ease into things, like perhap a history gen ed class as opposed to a biology or physics requirement. If you go into AFROTC wanting to reapply, don't get it into your head that AFROTC is just a stepping stone to the Academy. Focus on your detachment and the people there. Keep your academy bid in your head, but don't let planning for a possible transfer take you away from making good of your current situation. You will be having a lot more fun at a civ.uni that anyone that goes to the academy. Especially freshman year. Fun is not bad, but if you don't like fun, you can set your own standards and dedicated said fun time to other projects and personal development. Sometimes stop to take a pulse on why you still want to go to the academy. If the reason that first pops into your head is that you failed the first X times, or you want to finish what you started, and THEN you start thinking about the engineering program, the flying, etc... then you might want to reconsider what you're aiming for, and why you're aiming for it. The academy is definitely awesome, we all know that, but life is what you make it, and you can do just as well elsewhere if you work for it. I feel like I might let this fish go, not sure yet, but probably. To everyone who got in, congratulations, get ready for whats coming. To everyone who didn't keep trucking. To my class mates from HS who went to the Academy, I guess I'll have to settle for seeing you after we commission, as its starting to look like my place isn't on the hill. Cheers.