Hi - My son's application is complete, but he has heard nothing. He is retaking SAT tomorrow to improve reading score. He has 2 interviews for nominations in the next two weeks. Two questions... 1) The 12/1 deadline is approaching for merit scholarship considerations at several colleges . How long will it take to hear anything - even if it is a rejection? Assuming he should get apps in to other schools in case he isn't accepted? 2) He turns 18 a couple of weeks after BCT. Is that a problem? 3) How likely is it to participate on the football team if you are not recruited? Does it help to send films, etc.?