I just spoke to DS's admissions counselor at the Academy. DS asked me to call to see what he could do to improve his file. She seemed very honest and said there was nothing he could do. All his scores were very high and he was even given a very high rating from the selections committee. He simply was not chosen by the board. Well, that sucks! But ok, we continue on with a great Plan B. She also told me that in years past when an appointment is declined they offer it to somebody else. Not this year. She said with the budget cuts and the smaller class size the appointments are not being re-offered. I agree with what somebody else said a couple of weeks back that the letters should not have said anything about appointments being offered if spots open up. It is very misleading and offers false hope.