My son's application was completed in August. His recruiter said that the earlier your application is in, the more times it will be looked at by the board. He was awarded a scholarship in December. I am not sure how many times the review board met before they made a decision on him. After he had the scholarship awarded, then NROTC was added to his DODMERB, which he started for USNA several months earlier.I have done everything- my application is complete. I was never asked to do any kind of fitness assessment. I am qualified for all academies with DoDMERB, but NROTC still isn't shown on my DoDMERB site.