I can use some advice in the Back-Up Plan. Son has appointment to USNA. He also has a NROTC scholarship to state military college. We made the deposit to secure his spot there and he accepted the NROTC as well, both before the appointment even arrived, knowing that he needed a back-up plan anyway. The back-up school has him set up for CVW and a scholarship/honors program interview. Son doesn't want to go to the CVW there now and feels a bit deceptive going on the interview asking for money (to cover room and board which NROTC doesn't cover) and for entrance into Honors Program. Feels he may snag another student's potential spot. At the same time, he knows he needs the back-up plan in case, as my husband says, he stubs his toe. How far do we go with this back-up plan? What are the rest of you doing at this point? When we were visiting the state military school I mentioned this back-up plan to someone in admissions and they didn't like the sound of it at all. Son was up front with them that he was hoping for an appointment to the academy. The NROTC Lt has called the house a few times to talk to him. Son hasn't been here but I am sure that he will be at some point soon. This is an weird situation to be in. It's great to have choices, don't get me wrong. I don't care about losing the $300.00 deposit. As someone said in another post, it's like college insurance. It's the leading the other school on part that is awkward. I'd love to hear what others are doing.