As a parent that went through this grueling process last year, I would just like to give some advice to those now in the throes of it. Stop trying to make sense of it, so much of it doesn't . You will hear so many different scenarios and so much contradicting information it will make your head spin. My son had an amazing resume (better than many advertised on here....lesser than some advertised on here), a Senatorial Nom, a great BGO interview, and a CVW. However, he never heard about being 3Q'ed (or not, since he needed medical waivers, which our understanding was that they would not be obtained until an offer of appointment.... but that contradicts what others have stated here), about being deferred or not, or any request for updated transcripts. NAPS, we were told, was not for candidates "like" him. There seems to be a different process for different candidates, and it is what it is. It was, and still is, extremely frustrating, the mystery of it all. Hopefully, things will work out as they are meant to. Our son is at a great university on a 4yr NROTC scholarship and couldn't be happier. Good luck and Godspeed to all of the amazing young men and women who aspire to lead and serve our great country!