I read over on the airwarriors forum that advanced standing was not given out to the classes of 2013 and 2014. Does anyone know the likelihood of advanced standing being granted to midshipmen in the class of 2017? Any more information about how advanced standing works I would greatly appreciate. Before I read this I used to think that advanced standing was virtually guaranteed if you met all of the basic requirements. I guess I'm mostly concerned that it will not be granted because of sequestration and budget cuts.