A lot has changed in the past year, and I haven't even logged into the forums in many months. That's because my trip is over....but yours is just beginning. I just wanted to pop in and give a word of encouragement to all these fantastic young men and women (and the parents) that are on this roller coaster. I remember this time last year, I was combing these forums looking for every bit of insight into this crazy ride. Keep faith...get those applications done ASAP...get plan B and plan C in order...keep doing awesome things and good things will happen. As I told my DS last year at this time (application was done 30 Oct and we were in for the long wait working on back-up plans), the hard part is done. All the work that went into getting to the point where you are competitive is truly admirable and shows that you are amazing. The waiting is not easy. It's stressful for the applicant and the parents. Rolling acceptance means that you could be waiting a while. My advice is to get the application done and enjoy your Senior year. When the call comes...it will be the best day of your young life. Then...accolades, awards, visits from Congressmen, tons of inprocessing paperwork, graduation, a few fleeting weeks of summer, shedding tears on I-Day, and Basic Cadet Training. Before you know it, you are living the life of a cadet...and loving it. Keep the faith...enjoy the ride. It will be over before you know it and you'll be standing in line for another roller coaster. Good luck! Of course, I'm happy to answer questions if I can. - Dad of a 2019'er, Conquer Mind, Conquer All!