Hi, I am fairly new on the forum. I know you guys get a lot of these "What are my chances?" questions but I need to ask. I did not know about the Academies until the beginning of my senior year. When I found out about it, I quickly applied and talked to my counselor and got the recommendation applications. My school is a dual credit program that allows students to enroll in college classes for high school electives credit. I am graduating with my Associates of Arts before I get my high school diploma. I will have 62 college credits by then. I've been in NHS for two years and Secretary for one year. I just joined a college club called Circle K International. I work for 20+hrs a week. My highschool and my past highschools did not offer sports since they were "selected" schools in which they focus only in academics. My GPA is far below average: 3.54 UW My Class Rank is 25 of 109. Our school is really competitive. I know my stats are trash. I've already called the academies and they said that I am not competitive. They said to me that I must set high SAT scores in order to be "competitive." I have not received my SAT scores yet and I am about to take my ACT next week. I'm freaking out and I'm a bit depressed since they have told me I am disqualified until I get a good score.