The dreaded email showed up today. No offer for prep school or foundation according to letter. DS will attend Norwich next year with or without NROTC (haven't heard) and will re-apply next year. His passion and sense of belonging for USNA hasn't faltered. As I told him when he started this journey four years ago, he's an incredible young man with incredible dreams and to even get this far is a feat. Thanks for the help, all.