As I posted on another thread, there's a real downside to the information age. Today's generation is used to texting and tweeting and all sorts of immediate feedback/answers/response. Unfortunately, the USNA Admissions process doesn't work that way -- no instantaneous gratification. USNA has to deal with nominations, medical issues, mandated geographic diversity, statutory limits on the size of the entering class, and all sort of other things that don't apply to civilian colleges. There is a process and a general timeline, which those of us who've dealt with Admissions for many years try to explain. What we can't do, however, is tell anyone here how it works specifically for them because no one here knows. No one on this forum can tell any candidate: When your record will be reviewed by the Board (if it hasn't already been) When your MOC slate will be reviewed Why one MOC slate is reviewed ahead of others The order in which USNA reviews MOC slates Whether the other person at your school who already received an appointment was charged to your MOC When turndowns are sent out (other than NLT April 15) Why some folks are turned down before others (other than if they didn't get a nom) Why some people are appointed in early Feb. and others in early Apr. Whether a principal nominee is 100% guaranteed to get an appointment In what week/month USNA will decide whether to grant you a medical waiver What time of day or day of the week your portal will be updated with good/bad news Whether your MOC will or won't call you if you are offered an appointment What you should do if your Plan B school wants a decision and you still haven't heard from USNA USNA promises to notify all candidates of their status NLT April 15. In the past, the overwhelming majority heard prior to that date and most heard prior to April 1. In recent years, turndowns tended to come in waves on certain random days. That is NO guarantee it will work the same this year. In recent years, most people who are offered appointments get the good news by mid-March. That said, some get good news up until April 15 and some WLers hear after that. That is NO guarantee that any of the above will work the same this year. If you receive a turndown, your journey is over for this year. If you are WL'ed, you still have a shot, but yield has been extremely high in recent years, so your chances are long. Not impossible, but long. TRY, TRY REALLY HARD to be PATIENT. Check your portal. Be sure you have alternatives lined up.