Well, my son is out of the race! After suffering an injury, he has decided to withdraw his application from USAFA. In August, he was one week away from CFA and was injured in football. He will recover fully, but not in time to be strong enough to excel at CFA before deadline. We just received word from Doctor, that barring any further trauma (he may not trip, stumble or fall to the ground!) he will avoid surgery and heal with no problems.. During this recovery period he learned more about the ROTC: Army, Air Force and Navy, and researched more schools. He has decided to apply to one of the schools as Early Decision. This made him realize that USAFA was not his top choice. Because of this he decided to withdraw his application and get letters out to his MOC before their boards meet. He now has many, many options on the table and feels better that he doesn't need to worry about the CFA training while he recovers. (ROTC may grant waivers for PFT with doctor's note) So, all of you candidates and parents of candidates...take plan B very seriously. And Plan C! He has a full ride at one University, with no ROTC as his back up. JUST IN CASE. Do your research, because there are many options out there, and many opportunities for your child to receive a college education on full scholarship.