I was asked to forward this message here from another college forum. UPDATE I just attended a BGO Hub meeting yesterday. Key points that may be of interest to you: 1. The number of applications this year has once again increased. Numbers being reported are around 17,000, a 2,000 increase from last year. 2. Having said that, the admissions board has stepped up their meeting schedule to review all candidate files. They are currently meeting every Tuesday and Thursday. 3. Each candidate file is given a thorough review. When asked "how many files are reviewed at each session," the answer we received was as few as "one," and as many as "100." Each file is scrutinized carefully before a decision is rendered. 4. The good news of #3 is that your file will be reviewed carefully. The bad news of #3 coupled with #1 is that there is a backlog of files waiting to be reviewed. 5. The goal remains to have all files reviewed by April 15th. We were also told this objective may not be met. I offer this information as INFORMATIONAL ONLY. You can debate the pros and cons [I believe they are all readily apparent] but I am hoping it makes the waiting a bit more tolerable knowing that the Admissions Board is doing all they can to make sure they select the right candidates for the academy. Best of luck everyone!