I'm going to start out by telling you a little about me. I'm a high school senior in Pennsylvania. I've applied to both the Naval Academy and to NROTC. I have a 1470 / 2130 SAT but my grades don't match. Freshman and Sophomore year I had ~3.00 GPA. Thankfully my Junior year I got a 3.87 GPA. I finished the first quarter of my Senior year with a 4.87 GPA. My class rank is 72/227. The bottom line is, I didn't see how important it was until this year. Now I have a goal, and I'm giving it my all. I am a year round runner participating in Cross Country and Track. I also have volunteer and community service. What do you guys think about my qualifications? I know that only gives you a small picture, sorry. I would also like to know more about what happens if I get an NROTC scholarship but not an appointment to the Naval Academy. Can I reapply next year? Or the year after that? Also, does anyone know any way I could increase my chances of getting into NAPS? I know, I know, they look at you automatically when you apply, but if there is any way to increase my chances I want to do it. Finally, I would appreciate some advice on selecting a major. My goal is to be a Nuclear Submarine Officer, serving as an Engineer Officer. Did I say that right? Do I say Nuclear Submarine Engineer Officer? Anyway. . . I assume the right thing for me to do would be to major in Nuclear Engineering. Should I consider Mechanical Engineering as well? Is there something that would benefit me the most? O.K. I would like to thank everyone in advance for their guidance and advice. I would appreciate anything anyone has to say, even if it is just to point me to another thread. Good luck to all you other applicants.