My DS’ BGO sent an email indicating that my DS was qualified by the Admissions Board. My DS asked me what this meant (ie what can he read in this)? My take on this is you have to be 3Q’d (Admissions Board, CFA, and medically) and have a Nomination to be considered for an appointment. Therefore, even though the Admissions Board qualification is a hurdle, you really cannot read anything into it. Others will be 3Q’ed + nom, and not get appointment. I do have the following questions though: 1. If yesterday was the 1st board, how do they determine who’s completed application do they review and either qualify, disqualify, or defer? Is it based on application completion date, or RD decision on who to present, or …? 2. If you are Admissions Board Qualified are you ranked, or do they take a clean look at all those that are Admissions Board qualified and nom’ed and then in January rank them? 3. If they rank initially, will it help to send updates between now and December (ie, he should get his Eagle in Sept/Oct timeframe), and will these change his ranking? 4. Can you read anything in being qualified in 1st board (strong candidate, or just what it says “qualified”)? 5. Is there an estimate on how many typically get 3Q'd plus nom? I know that this will very year to year, but is it typically around 2,000, 5,000, ...?