DS just got back from week 3 of NASS. He had a great experience! He really enjoyed the activities and seminars, and met some great kids while he was there. The week solidified in his mind that commissioning as an officer is still the direction he wants to go. However, he also realized during the week that the SA life was not for him. He has already put quite a bit of time into his application, but I would much rather he realize this now than after getting admitted and starting a plebe year. He has been working on NROTC applications in parallel, and is excited to continue with that. I asked what the deciding factor was, and if he wanted more time to research it and think. He said the realization for him was that he wants the traditional university experience that will allow him to focus more on his academics, and that he is completely sure. I'm not in any way disappointed in him! In fact, knowing him like I do, it is the right decision. DH and I wanted him to reach a decision without interference from us, and I'll admit to some relief. At the same time, I feel a bit of sadness that the process ended so quickly. A bit muddled in my thinking, I know. So- a couple of questions for the forum. Is this a common outcome? DS has written a very nice email to his BGO, and I know he also needs to go into the system and withdraw his application. I assume when his ACT scores and high school transcript show up they will know to ignore them. Thanks in advance.