Is it unusual for a panel member to contact an applicant after the interview has been completed? Son is applying to USNA only, and was contacted about 3 weeks after rep. interview by a panel member. He was advised that their top 3 applicants they interviewed for the district were all applying to USNA, but son was not one of the top 3; in fact, there are about 6-7 USNA applicants ahead of him (Math SAT is low, but packet is otherwise pretty strong. He is still re-taking SATs to improve this part of his packet.) Panel member advised son to look at USMMA, since their SAT requirements are lower. We don't know how to interpret this. I don't know if this person is the spokesperson for the panel, or if he is "reaching out" on his own. Is this out of line, or normal? It was kind of discouraging, almost like he was trying to talk my son out of trying for USNA. My son did research the other academies, and decided that USNA is the best fit for his future career and is definately his only choice. He has made it clear that he would gladly go to prep school, and will re-apply or enlist if he doesn't get in. He will be calling this panel member back to advise him of this. Has anyone else had this experience? I've been reading these forums for several months, and have not ever seen this addressed. Thanks for any input anyone out there can provide.