I've been following this forum for several months and sincerely appreciate the insight and advise of all of you! Thank you. I was encouraged by an earlier post that suggested that the board met weekly to review candidate files and make appointments. However, a recent post suggests the process has changed. Argh!!! The waiting is killing me. I've got several questions: 1. Can you give me a gut check on my DD chances? 2 nominations GPA: 4.0; Rank 1 of 431, some AP, concurrent college enrollment ACT: Eng-31, Math 28, Read 32, Sci 29 PFT: BBT-52, PU-0 (hang 27 sec), SHRUN-9.0, MSU-72, PU-48, MILE-7:02 ATHLETICS: XC, BB, SOC, SB -- captain and multiple letters in each EXTRA: Student Government officer, National Honor Society 2. We are visiting the AFA at the end of February. How can we leverage our trip to improve DD's chances? 3. Is it too late to reach out to coaches? Does anyone know how the competitive clubs (softball) work? Should we be reaching out to those coaches too? 4. Does the AFA accept funding from private scholarships? I know the cadets get a stipend, but I understand that it hardly covers the cadet's expenses. Can scholarship money supplement these expenses? Any and all encouragement, advise and prayers are welcome! Thank you.