Hi, this is Kevin here. I've applied to West Point, Annapolis, and USAFA so far, and have been made a tentative candidate for USAFA since August 12th, 2009. Since then, I've received a letter from the academy giving instructions on the CFA, a link to my online file, and the announcement that my online app seemed competitive enough. However, my citizenship is still pending. The thing that frustrates me most is that I am moments away from completing my file; my CFA exam and several other sections are all that remain. I've even finished the interview with my ALO from USAFA, which went great. I've posted in the ImmigrationPortal for help on this matter, as I've written here: I've discussed this with my family, my sister, and my guidance counselor, and all they keep telling me is that this is really up to my parents, who, with all due respect, really don't seem to be able to care less. Another part about that which really bothers me is that every single person that has helped me on this matter, including the school officials, tell me to continue on with the application and to assume that the naturalization process will take care of itself. Yet, none of them seem to realize that I keep getting e-mails demanding that I fax proof of citizenship (naturalization papers) as soon as possible. I've cleared this up with a few of my ALOs, who've told me that my status is "pending citizenship," which was more or less a relief. I also believe you cannot finish your file without having given proof of citizenship. I'm halfway through this, including a scheduled DoDMERB exam tomorrow, not to mention the fact that my ALO came all the way from Suffolk just to hold the interview, yet from what I know, I cannot finish the application without citizenship. As suggested by the aforementioned ImmigrantPortal thread, my solution for now, since I'm under 18 (17 years old), is to have my parents gain their own citizenship, which will automatically grant me one too. Of course, naturalization takes anywhere from 6 - 9 months. I guess what I really need to know right now is this: Will I still be eligible for admission when my parents are naturalized sometime next year in, possibly, March? Are there exceptions that I don't know about that the academy can offer? Will my file be terminated after a set date because of no word on the citizenship papers? And does not having a citizenship stop any of my admission files from being evaluated? (Can I submit that online application without naturalization papers? Especially by the January deadline?) I'm very sorry for the lengthy post, but I believe those are all the details you need to know about my situation. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.