Great Advice from #1 School Freshman Advisor. The best advice we received was from NROTC freshman advisor in DD #1 school. As directed by freshman advisor, DD submitted college app during "early decision" admission process which guaranteed a decision by Dec 15th. Turns out she was denied admission to number # 1 school. Sure it was a disappointment, however it gave us the opportunity to transfer NROTC Scholarship to #2 school without program capacity issues. NROTC Scholarship school transfer was complete within a week. Waiting to April 1 for the rejection from #1 school would have put us in the scramble mode to find school with NROTC capacity. Turns out #2 school was filled by April 1. We are very thankful to the very young freshman advisor who gave very VALUABLE information. Funny, I still hear my Dad say " No one ever is gets in trouble for being early"