I already posted this on the other Forum, but I think it belongs here also. This is the hardest post I've ever had to make, but thought I'd better let all the friends we've made on these forums know about my daughters disappointment. Also, this could possibly help those who have to reapply. Daughter received her letter on Saturday, dated Monday the 5th. It says: Dear XXXXX, The Admissions Board has completed a comprehensive review of your application file. Regrettably, we are not able to offer you an appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2011 or a position at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. The competition for admission into the Naval Academy is always intense, and every year we are, unfortunately, required to turn away many fine young men and women. A number of factors, including your scholastic background, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities and recommendations, were considered to determine your standing in the appointment process. Unfortunately, the Admissions Board did not find your record competitive enough to continue to compete for an appointment. Please be assured that this decision is based on our Admission Board's careful review of your complete candidate file, including all correspondence and documents received. If you had a medical waiver pending with the Naval Academy, the process has been stopped with no further review of your medical status. If you are still interested in a career in the Naval Service, I urge you to contact the nearest Navy or Marine Corps recruiter for more information on NROTC scholarship opportunities or other officer and enlisted accession programs. This information is also available at the following web sites www.navy.com or www.marines.com We are honored by your interest in the Naval Academy and your desire to serve our country. We wish you success in your future endeavors. Sincerely, Director of Admissions. When the letter was opened there were a few tears, then a little anger. We let her be and go commiserate with a good friend on Saturday. Sunday morning I got her up early and we went for a run to discuss where to go next. I asked her if it wouldn't be easier to give up on the Academy and just go to College. She said, "I can't go through life doing the easy thing, I've got to reapply for next year!" I was hoping that would be her attitude, but I wanted her to say it out loud. We still haven't heard about an NROTC scholarship but aren't very hopeful this late in the process. She'll definitely go to our local college next year, but they don't have Naval ROTC. To those of you out there that have had to reapply in the past, did you do it right away? Can you fill out the application as a High School Senior, even if college plans are still not firmed up? Her short range plan is to contact her BGO and our MOC's to let them know she's reapplying. Any other advice?