I am a prospective for NASS this summer and for the USNA c/o '13. I have three questions I havn't seen answered here... 1. I've heard (on a few forums) that the class of '12 or '13 will not wear work whites. However, I have not been able to confirm that with any official source. It's not really a big deal, you wear what they give you afterall, whatever that may be. I just wondered, and if so is there was a reason for it. 2. Does anyone know what states are the most/least competative for a nomination and appointments to USNA? I would assume that more populated states (and in theory districts as well) would be more competative. Also is living in the capital likely to influence? (I live in Columbia, SC if that helps.) 3. Lastly, what is the NASS application like? I've done a number of applications for similar programs and it seems like each is so different. I looked at WP and noticed it was basically a sports interview, as where the AF is more well rounded. I currently have my resume in the AFSS set up for ease of filling out NASS. Also are there any essays or short answer questions? Any insight into the layout and general questions would be great.