I'm still in my Junior year, and I didn't get in to NASS (I live in WA, don't know if that's competitive or not). I have around a 3.58 GPA and 1360 CR+M SAT, will probably do well on the CFA. The timeline on the website confuses me, and I'd like to ask some clarifying questions. Is the process for applying for a nomination best started now, or in the summer, along with other college applications? I've heard of people becoming an "official candidate" around May-June, should I wait for a letter saying that before I begin the process? Sorry if these questions are very basic, I am just very intent on doing everything I can to make it into USNA. Thanks in advance!