Hi, I know this forum gets a LOT of these but I apologize because there really is not a lot of people I can ask that have as much knowledge as you guys. What are my strong points and weak points and how can I improve my application to USMA? Heres a rundown: North African, Egyptian descent (if that really matters, i dont know) PSAT 1300 combined (680 math, 620 reading) will take SAT in March Unweighted GPA: 3.61 Class rank - none, school doesent provide I attend a specialized high school in NYC All of my classes with the exception of 2-3 electives are honors classes, and I have 2 APs - AP world history and AP US history. Got an A+ in Precalculus so i Want to take AP Calculus, Advanced CAD, AP russian language and the rest honors. Extra Curriculars Treasurer officer of a high school charity club Shift Manager of a school health cafe Civil Air Patrol (by the time I hand in application I will at least be a non commisioned officer) Did wrestling for a year but I wanted to join Civil Air Patrol and join Tae Kwon Do again instead 2nd degree Brown Belt in Tae Kwon Do (will get black belt by the end of the year) Intern at the Congressmans office + School Library Volunteer - combined = over 50 hours (named school Library volunteer of the month by the librarian) Student Organization Student Leader - volunteer at parent teacher conferences, represented the school at Open Houses School Newspaper Editor Muslim Students association Freshman Mentor SING! Stage Crew Applying for NHS Getting recommendation letters from a teacher (who is also a veteran of the US Army) and also from physics teacher. Have a history of jobs, and I work one during the school year every week Certified User of the Autodesk AUTOCAD program, and I want to get certified in Revit as well. But heres the thing - I slacked off freshman year. But the improvement is tremendous like night and day ... for example my weighted average in freshman year 1st semester was 86% but it fired up to well over 100% this last semester in junior year. I want to continue to challenge myself to improve and West Point can also be a place for that to happen. Thanks for getting this far, any advice regarding my academic situation or how to realy strengthen my application is sincerely accepted.