I didn’t know where else to put this thread - it is definitely not off topic...as a matter fact, it's too much on topic here on April 4 –too much ON TOPIC for too many topics! TOPIC #1 USNA Direct appt. not likely, was in NAPS pool then put in Foundation pool - so notification would go something like this? TWE very soon (perhaps today)? Would that letter say something about Foundation consideration, or just be a flat out no, and then later, as in May/June would a notification of Foundation – either way arrive? (DS is away right now on spring break with his Varsity baseball team playing in tournaments in another state – and the mailman’s arrival is imminent – yikes!) (USNA app. complete July 2011) TOPIC #2 NROTC-Navy Option Application completed end of junior year (May 2011), interviewed 3 times (first two lost/incorrectly input in system) last interview mid-January – just before scholarship application deadline – thus giving the appearance of “Johnny Come Lately” (I digress, sorry). So “no decision” still appears on status page – for many, many months (there I go again, digressing…) ANYWAY…I understand that checking the status of NROTC scholarship via DoDMERB portal is no longer allowed, but a snail mail letter from DoDMERB would be the first indicator of impending good news? (DS received his QUALIFIED – USNA letter last July from DoDMERB and that is still posted on the DoDMERB portal) so another one specific to NROTC in the mailbox is what is to be stalked now? And if that arrives, then a few days later the NROTC status page changes and a snail mail letter/package arrives from NROTC? That’s the good news notification process? And the no-go news would be a status page change followed by a snail mail letter? TOPIC #3 AROTC Application completed Feb. 1 just in time for 3rd Board…so yes…this was LEGITIMATELY a “Johnny Come Lately” application. But a letter from Army ROTC received in mid-January was the “sign” to finish the app. (Plus, not terribly successful outcome with the get-it-done-early-as-recommended-by-everyone operation, i.e. the NROTC app. - digress) So let’s start with the “no go” notification – nothing changes on the on line status page, but a letter arrives sometime in May? And then for the good news notification…y’know, I won’t even ask about that…how hopelessly unfair to all of you who have been waiting for months and months for AROTC scholarship, -- understandably viewed as very “unsat” So okay…Insight into Topic 1, 2 or 3 very welcome – if you are in the same kind of boat with 2 or all three of these topics, then grab a paddle and let’s start pulling together – the shore has got be somewhere – just over the horizon now!