My son has not had any communication with his BGO outside of an interview two months ago. Aside from the interview, we were unaware of the function of the BGO. Last month he sent his BGO an email with a simple question that went unanswered. So I called the academy and got the answer from them. I was also told that the admissions board had review my son's file and found him academically qualified--this 3Qed him. It was suggested that he work to improve his application--class standing, SATs-- so that if he receives a nomination he will improve his score and likelihood of an appointment. At this point, is that all that matters or does a recent nomination by his principal for a national community service award mean anything to USNA? I got the impression from the conversation with USNA that each applicant has been scored and assigned a number of points and that this is the basis for offering appointments. At this point, it would be great if someone, like his BGO, would sit down with him, review his situation, and determine what additional information from his life might make a difference in his application. I'm starting to feel jealous of the attention which other BGOs are giving other candidates and I'm wondering what support, outside of hand holding, my son is missing. By the way, how many candidates does a BGO handle? Thanks for all of your help.