I received an NROTC Tier 1 scholarship in early November. I did not apply ED to any of my 5 colleges because I am also applying to USNA. To place my NROTC scholarship, I picked a potential reach school (not an Ivy). Three of my other four colleges are public Big Tens, with one being my state school. I applied to all colleges regular decision. I understand I will likely not hear a decision from any of the schools until April. Is there a possibility that by the time I hear about decisions from the 5 schools, the NROTC programs at each school could be closed for scholarship recipients? The situation I'm thinking about would be that my first choice is a "thanks, but no thanks" and I hear about that in April (I'm assuming in all this that I get a TWE from USNA). I get accepted to my State school but NROTC is all filled up. It is not a lay-up that my State school would accept me - it is pretty selective (although I seem to be above all of their scholastic stats). One of my older brothers, who had really good stats, was not admitted as a freshman (which shocked everyone - especially my parents). My other brother was accepted into the college of letters and sciences (not the engineering college) at State U and eventually was able to transfer over - that would not work for me because with a Tier 1, I have to take a STEM/engineering program. Would the best strategy be to move my NROTC scholarship over to my State school now, before it fills up (it apparently does most years according to the NROTC officer I spoke with there)? If I do not get accepted to any of my 5 schools, will I lose my NROTC scholarship? It's tough right now (I'm sure it's the same for others) - most of my friends as school with good grades/rank/ACTs went ED and have been accepted at great schools. In my IB diploma program, their are 20 other seniors and I found out on Friday that I'm the only one without at least one college acceptance. My guidance counselor said that a lot of colleges are selecting more applications from ED than ever before - more than she's ever seen.