I'm not sure i've seen this in historical threads, but if its there I apologize. Son is applying to two academies. Is a candidate. Have submitted transcripts and academic information, test scores, personal information/statement/activities, passed Medical exam, and has been contacted by coaches at both (one by phone, the other by email). Working on the nominations. One senator from our state has an online application which we've completed, the other (as well as the MOC) want everything submitted by mail. We have not sent anything in to them because we are waiting for the letters of recommendation from his teachers to be completed (it is still summer here!). Without us having contacted the MOC, how the heck did their office get our number and call our son? They wanted to confirm he was applying. Do the academies routinely information about who is applying to MOC? This seems like a lot of work, especially if some don't complete their applications. Is there any other information sharing going on? Because this is new to us, it seemed a little wierd, but perhaps its the norm? Thanks for the info.