OK I need honest feedback. Let me know if you agree with my analogy or if I'm off base. My son was turned down to Ga Tech and Northeastern for early action. I know the Service Academy's is where he really wants to go anyways. As far as academic criteria I would think that the Service Academy's and those two schools look for the same type of student academically. Agree? However, I can't help but feel like there is no way the Service Academy's will accept him if those other two schools didn't. Do you agree with that? I heard GT this year has accepted only 5 percent of out of state students so maybe that has something to do with it. He has a 31 ACT, 4.2 GPA, Varsity Sports, team Co- Captain, NHS and ALOT of Volunteer hours and Leadership. ONe thing I'll point out and you probably know is that the Common App is not even close to the Academy app's. I dont believe the common app really show cases the applicant like the SA applications do.