does submitting your application early help you in admission? Does submitting it right at the deadline hurt it? Does USAFA take into account when you submit it? Or do they only care if you meet the deadline? Also, when finishing his activities resume, my DS had 10084 characters. However, it would have been under 10000 (the max) if he deleted all of USAFAs pre-added text. Do you think he will get dinged for this? In other words, he would have less than 10000 from his text only.