I am a "new to the ROTC COLLEGE aspect" parent of a Northern VA high school junior. DS is currently in AFJROTC and thriving in it, but before joining, his dream had been to attend West Point.The application processes are getting into full gear and I find that I am at a complete loss as far as basic military college/ROTC program admissions info! I want to study up so that I can better guide him during the next year. At present, we have Plan A: either USAFA or USMA (listed alphabetically). (I am getting a good grasp on the processes associated with these two SAs) Plan B: ROTC colleges like Virginia Military Institute, VT, The Citadel, Purdue.... I have been to all these college websites, and have also visited the respective AFROTC websites. Here are my main questions, (again, please do not fault my ignorance!) 1. It appears that each of the above have ROTC dets for all fields. Does DS have to choose between Army and Air Force NOW... before applying to the colleges? 2. College websites have timelines, but many seem to be from this past year's candidates. Can any one give a brief rundown of where DS should be as far as ROTC college apps by summer's end? Is there a good standard timeliine out there? 3. I keep on seeing/hearing about ROTC Scholarships and Early Admissions.... If DS starts applying for these scholarships, or even the early admissions, does he deny himself the possibilities of plan A (the SAs)? Any input will help. I am just trying to get a grasp! Thanks!