I just got overwhelmed looking at the site and need a quick answer. S has decided late in the process that he wants to apply to nrotc to begin college fall 2012. most of the colleges he has applied to or (wiill apply in next couple weeks) have nrotc units. he just needs to add an in-state school to be one of the five. I gather the app deadline is Jan 31 but that he may already be disadvantaged in competing for scholarships if early candidates have already been reviewed. does this initial review date vary by school/unit? Question 1: His colleges are all highly selective. his grades and test scores make him a qualified candidate for admission to these schools, but the admission rates are so low that he can't count on anything. Plus if much of the nrotc scholarship $ has already been awarded... and he is very like many other high-powered highly qualified pool at these schools....should there be any strategy to listing his top nrotc unit choices? Does it make sense to list a school or schools where he is more certain to get in/be a standout candidate in his top three choices? Question 2: What is the approx timing of his noticfication if he applies within the next week? If he is selected for scholarship,l how could he accept if he wont' hear about college admission until april 1? and how long does he have to reply to NROTC.