I am a junior looking to apply for a NROTC in April of this year, I have a solid GPA (3.9) and am taking an AP course. I am in the Sea Cadets and JROTC, FBLA, and with a Private Pilots License. Through all this I am struggling to do well on my SAT, the score is absolutely embarrassing, I do not even make the minimum for NROTC. This weekend I will be taking the test for the third time, after that I do not know how taking it again will fair for me. Unfortunately, the next ACT is at a time where I can't take it before I begin my application. I know that I am in the 10 percent of my class, and NROTC can waive the low SAT scores, but how realistic is that? I am hoping to get by the minimums this weekend, but when I look at kids who get the scholarships all I see are high 600's for math and reading I feel all hope slowly drain away. Maybe I am not a good test-taker, or I simply have no skill in math in particular. (I was not gifted with a strong math intellect.) With all that said I hope someone can give me some input on the weight that NROTC looks at these scores. I am killing myself trying to prepare for this test and the stress is taking its toll on me. I have a backup plan for NROTC, going in as a college programmer and hoping for receiving a 3 year scholarship. I am also trying to think of backup ways to get into an aviation career if things really go south. Thanks for all the help.