In one of your other questions, you asked about the military academies. To get into the US Naval Academy, I took a pretty aggressive class schedule. I took 4 years of math, science, English and 2 years of a foreign language. I had to drop band my last 2 years in high school, but once I got to USNA I tried out for and was accepted in the Drum & Bugle Corps which was a blast. Dropping band in high school was a difficult decision and since it sounds like your undecided and still exploring your options, I would definitely offer the same advice I did to your other question. Talk to your guidance counselor about what your interests are and get an idea of what will be expected when you apply for each option. The academies have high academic standards as do many colleges. Other colleges that also have ROTC programs have easier acceptance criteria. I believe OCS uses a 'test in' approach and your class 'resume' wouldn't make as much difference. Get some help from someone who knows or can help you find out the requirements for getting into the school(s) you're interested in and start considering your options. They'll also be able to help you find out which schools will interest you most. You've got some great choices ahead of you and the more information you have, the better you'll feel about your decision. Best of luck, Christian.
John recommends the following next steps:
- Make a list of your top interests for college/career
- Rank those interests
- Talk to a school guidance counselor about options that will match your interests