I spoke to my brother(2012 USMA grad) tonight for a brief time, he has some reprieve from jump school at the moment. I was updating him about where I stand with USMA, and I was asking him some questions about his admissions process. He told me that when he was at the academy he met people who were told they were not selected, but were then appointed very late; one guy he said received an appointment a week before Beast. Now, I'm not saying this to get anyone's hopes up. At this point if a QNS has been received then USMA is a non option. I'm just hoping that maybe a little bit of the tiniest optimistic news will make it a little easier for the candidates who did not receive their sought after appointment.