Hello everyone. I just received a PM from a parent that was going through the same confusing process of helping DD/DS trying to get appointed to a service academy(2014). So I figured I would update everyone on DD. Well after a long 7 weeks of plebe summer (longer for the wife and I) she has come out standing a little taller. For anyone read this hoping to enter the Class Of 2015 let me give you a word of advise. Make sure you are in the best physical shape of your life. If you are it will make plebe summer bearable, maybe even almost enjoyable. DD said the ones having a hard time, were the ones that weren't in tiptop shape. We've only talked a few times since school has started but she sounds good and said to me during a call "I really like it here. I made the right choice" Now DS has stated the process for the Class of 2015. Back to the drawing board.