My son (a Junior) was accepted to NASS last month. I stumbled across this site a couple days ago and am amazed by the vast amount of information available on a variety of subjects. We had not really looked into any service academies, but a pamphlet from USNA re: NASS was mailed to my son in February - it was the first we had ever heard about it. Son applied, and lo and behold, he received an acceptance letter less than 3 weeks later. Now I'm playing catch-up and trying to learn all I can about NASS and USNA. It's making me proud to be an American (and also humbling because I see all the hard work the young men and women of our country are doing to gain an appointment to a SA). Thanks for providing a great forum!