To dispell any rumors, as a result of a recent admissions field force meeting, the official do-not-exceed class size for the Class of 2015 will be 1250 cadets. That does not mean that the class will be that large, but that is the largest it will be (according to the Regional Commander). As many of you know, last year there was a larger-than-normal class. After a lengthy discussion, we learned that the reason was two-fold. The better known of the two reasons was the LOA situation. Generally, about 81% of LOA recipients accept the offer. Last year, 88% accepted. Since more LOAs went out, this reflects approximately a 40-person increase in the number who accepted LOAs. The second reason was that last year, USMA was truly impressed with the candidates who applied and the admissions department, at the behest of the leadership, did not want to pass on so many "amazing kids" (in the words of the Regional Commander). What this means for candidates this year: FINISH YOUR FILE EARLY. They expect to send 300-400 LOAs this year, depending on how many each regional commander elects to send. If you want that LOA...FINISH YOUR FILE! Best of luck to all our candidates. If you have questions, ask.