S had a CVW this weekend--it was a wonderful experience, but as parents we left more confused by some of the information we received than prior to our visit. Admissions briefings sent some mixed message and some of the information was actually in direct conflict from what other admission reps had indicated. Unfortunately our son has a decision to make this week. His file was complete August 28th. He is DODMERB qualified and his CFA is complete. All of his stats are very strong, yet we have heard nothing indicating his status as far as competing for an appointment. We briefly spoke to his regional officer (who really did not seem to be familiar with him, and he was not with us when we had the discussion) following one of the briefings and he simply stated that "sometimes it takes a while to get all the apps into the "Q". He did not offer to follow up and we did not press it as there were others waiting to speak with him. All we really want to know is if his file has been reviewed by the admissions board and if he is scholastically qualified. In any case our son has a MOC interview this Saturday. In our state you must specify your SA preference and are only nominated for one academy. He currently has USNA as his preference and it is his number one choice. Given the fact that we cannot seem to get any information regarding his status at USNA (BGO not helpful either) and Air force is very interested --ALO has contacted him multiple times--is it prudent for him to switch his nomination preference? He currently has asked for an AF nom from a senator only and those are difficult to get. If anyone has any insight that might be helpful it would be much appreciated!!!