I’ve sat on selection committees for all the Service Academies and we look for the min ACT combined with the absolute strongest weighted GPA reflecting a strong curriculum w AP/H classes. That tells us the classroom work ethic and discipline of the student.
Ive seen plenty of 28-30 ACT kids who have a stronger weighted GPA than a 32-33 ACT kid. We’ll take the 30 ACT kid over the 33 ACT kid in this case. Doing well and staying in a Service Academy is difficult. Limited sleep, limited free time, regimented mandatory activities every day after school...it takes a disciplined kid with strong study skills to survive.
Threshold ACT levels filter us to kids to be looked at closer, then weighted GPA will suggest if the kid has the chops to succeed at the school.
Just a reference to HA’s......