My friend and I happen to be going to the same highly competitive college prep academy. We happen to be in different districts. We both happen to want to attend West Point. He is stronger than me in terms of athletics. Academically, I'm superior. We were in the same squad at SLE and scored comparably on the CFA. He received his appointment in the first run. Naturally, I am freaking out as I haven't received mine yet. Technically, my application isn't complete yet. DoDMERB is still reviewing my exams. I had to take mine late due to having Ortho-K contacts lenses (90 day rule). DoDMERB agreed to let me take them earlier than scheduled though due to the rule interfering with the application deadline. That being said, has anyone ever heard of a situation like this? We are both pretty qualified. I'm by no means bad athletically (team captain, volleyball team is 3rd in the state, etc.) and he is by no means bad academically. When we were at SLE, one of our cadet sergeants said it was unlikely we would both get in, but not impossible. Does anybody know if going to the same school will hurt me?