Hello! I am a rising senior that is very interested in pursuing a career in the military. I am not quite sure what I want to do- I am in the process of applying to several academies and scholarships. The most important thing for me is having a college experience that balances the following three aspects: Being able to pursue swimming in college Having some sort of uniformity/discipline (hence why I am so interested in the academies) Going to a school with a great Academic record I am looking for some advice on where I should apply and where I would have the greatest chance of acceptance. My current order of interest is as follows: USMMA USCGA Army ROTC, to a school like UT or Dickinson Any advice at all would be great. If anyone could weigh in on my chances of acceptance to any programs that would be great. I am also confused as to how the Army ROTC scholarship process works- if you are accepted, how do you know you will get into the college you applied for? Also, do schools really care that much about my ability to write? I am a decent writer but I indicated that I didn't like to write on the Army ROTC questionnaire. Here are my stats: GPA: 3.3 UW / 3.7 W - UPWARD TREND (3.0 freshman, 3.7 sophomore, 4.2 junior) ACT: 32 (35E, 32R, 30M, 29S) Essay - 8 SAT: 1400/2030 (690M, 710R, 630W) Essay - 8 - Eagle Scout - Varsity Swimming for 3 years, JV for 1 - Captain 12th - Club Swimming for 5 years - Captain 12th - Special Olympics coach for 4 years - Club President - Club VP - National Honor Society - 11th/12th - Cornerstone Athlete Scholar - Over 100 service hours - Several jobs as a personal swim coach - Tons of AP classes, also recognized as a National AP Scholar with Honor Swimming is year round and has been my life for the past 5 years so I wasn't able to diversify and join other varsity sports during high school. I consider my self well above average in terms of fitness. I ran a mile in 5:40 last year and recent I did 60pu/min and 75 su/min.