My son received an LOA in September stating that "The Admissions Committee has recommended you for an appointment to the the United States Military Academy (USMA). Accordingly, I have reserved a cadetship for you contingent upon receipt of a nomination, medical qualification, physical qualification, continued excellent work in school and file completion. You must sent the Admissions Office your CFA results, the School's Official Evaluations, and the Candidate Statement by November 04, 2017 or this letter of assurance will be withdrawn. When these matters are resolved, you will be appointed a member of the USMA Class of 2022". Is this what all LOA's say? We are awaiting a waiver for shoulder surgery he had in 2016 that he has been completely cleared from and a failed hearing test that he has since passed with flying colors. He is also being recruited to wrestle. Previous state placewinner and currently ranked 4th in the state. He received a nomination from our congressman but has not heard from either senators. He is ranked number 1 in his class and has a current GPA of 4.8 and a cumulative of 4.5895. He has taken every AP class available and attained an A in each. He scored above average in all areas of his CFA. Varsity team captain x 3 years. National Honor Society. Class President. I realize it is difficult to determine if he will receive the waiver, but does anyone have any guidance or insight into things he needs to do to make his complete package more competitive? Do all applicants who receive a LOA gain an appointment if they comply with requirements or do they still compete with other candidates? Does any one think he has a good chance of receiving a waiver? Thank you in advance for any guidance or input!