Denial Letter

My DS did not get a USN nomination but did recieve one for USMA and USMMa. His dream was USNA. Is he dead in the water or is there any chance of getting into at least the prep school?
There is a chance for the prep school, he does not need a nomination for the prep school. Hopefully he let his BGO and MOCs know he was open to attending the Prep School if offered.
I read in another thread that one hopeful got an EMail in lieu of the TWE, this week.