Good Afternoon Everyone, I just got my appointment letter in the mail today. I am super excited that I got the appointment however now I am worried about the challenges to come. I feel as though I am pretty academically capable as I had a 1370 SAT score and have taken various AP level classes and in which I have a 3.96 UW GPA. I am however worried about the physical portion of the academy. I am currently a Cadet Captain in Civil Air Patrol and I usually do satisfactory on our PT exams in which I usually run a mile in under 6:40, range between 50 and 60 pushups in two minutes and between 50 and 60 situps in one minute. There are occasional times however when I fall below my average scores. Is the academy PRT especially difficult? What are the standards for the academy PRT? I also had other questions about the schedule and about academy life as a whole. Is it especially difficult even if you are managing your time wisely? For example, I was told that getting in USMMA would be extremely difficult and that I shouldn't expect an appointment until April but again I just received that today on top of three nominations to USMMA from a very competitive admissions state (Pennsylvania). This may be another unusual question but are midshipmen able to keep personal books in their rooms as I happen to read a lot (mostly detective and police stories as well as military history).