So today I received the dreaded TWE for a second time (this is my second time applying for the USMA). Rejection doesn’t get any easier the next time around, and even though I had a really strong application my district was one of the most competitive in the nation, so I just didn’t make the cut. Ah well, this has been my dream for years, so what is one more year in ROTC right! They say that third time is the charm My question is: when should I start the re application process. From my understanding, if I apply to the class of 2016 right now, I will be removed from the class of 2015, and if a slot happened to open up I wouldn’t get it. Is this true? Or can I start my application for next year and still save a little shred of hope that the person in front of me will drop and I can have the slot?