The unthinkable has occurred. My son was nearly complete with the application, only needed to complete some of the "essays." He hd been re-writing them several times over, off line, so he could get them just right with the strict character limitations. He had his interview with his congressman's nominating committee about month ago, and came home so excited because all the feedback he received was over the top. Two weeks ago he received a call from a friend who works with the congressman, (though is not involved in the nomination process) and was told unofficially that my son was not getting the nomination, that another candidate was being selected. My son was disappointed, but immediately focused on his other school selections, made an inquiry through the football coach at his first choice, and within a week learned he would be accepted there. As luck would have it, today he received a letter from the congressman awarding him the nomination. And his application still stands incomplete, the deadline having passed 5 days ago. My question: is there any chance he'd be able to complete his application? I seem to recall reading long ago that late applications are considered on a case by case basis. I realize it does not look good, but he plans to contact admissions tomorrow and see what they have to say. Anyone have any first hand knowledge of what his chances are for having a chance at completing his application?