I was unable to find this answered elsewhere but I apologize if it is.... The NROTC site says applicants are "asked" to apply to five schools (one being in-state). Question: is this a hard number? can someone apply to say 3 (one of which is in-state) and not do the other two? let's assume that the candidate has already been accepted into his first choice in-state school in the Tier 1 degree ROTC wants. if he doesn't apply to schools 3 & 4, what might happen? I suppose NROTC could award him a scholarship to one of the schools he didn't apply to. if that's the case, he's either out of luck or he can appeal the school assignment award, I would guess. Thank you!