Hello! My DS is a candidate for the USNA Class of 2017. I am embarrassed to admit I have been stalking this site since last June, but just now got the courage to post; I am not a social media guru. For the record, DS does not look at the forums; he would rather stay focused on keeping up with all his activities. I have relayed to him what I have read and he has used his own judgment whether to take the advice or not. His Dad and I are very proud of him for doing the majority of the application process on his own, except for our help with some of the DoDMERB remedial requirements. I want to thank everyone who posts on the site for their advice, insight, comments and suggestions. We are not a military family so a lot of the terminology, etc. is unfamiliar to us. Reading other candidates’ experiences helped us navigate the “DoDMERB maze” which turned out to be the most difficult part of the application process (besides the waiting!) We also have a VERY knowledgeable BGO who encouraged DS to get his application in early and has been very supportive. Here is a summary of our journey: • 8/24/12- USNA application complete • 9/6/12---LOA received!!! • 9/12/12- DoDMERB DQ letter received • 10/25/12- Nomination from Senator received!!! • 11/9/12- Waiver process initiated by USNA • 12/19/12- Received invite to CVW via email • 12/19/12- More remedials requested • 1/9/13- Final remedial documentation submitted by physician • 1/30/13- Waiver approval letter received!!!! • 2/7-2/9/13 - Attending CVW at USNA (leaving tomorrow!) Are we correct in assuming that since he has completed the conditions of his LOA (nomination and Medical clearance) he should be receiving an offer of appointment any time now? We are trying not to be overly excited. Thank you again for all the good advice. Hopefully there will be a BFE in the mail soon!