I just saw a statistic from two years ago that 148 were placed on waitlist and all 148 accepted the spot on the waitlist. I think 29 made it in off that list eventually. My DS was waitlisted as well. Good luck.
Yes. You can remove yourself from waitlist at anytime.If you accept a spot on the WL, can you remove yourself should another opportunity arise? My DS is applying to the USCGA (RA), USNA and the USAFA. He has a senatorial nomination to the USAFA. We are waiting to see if the other MOC's offer one to the USNA. Then we sit and wait to see what happens. Plan B is all set which is a Type 7 4 year AFROTC scholarship to Univ of Delaware.