I have seen debates on this forum whether doing NROTC in college and reapplying would increase chances of admission upon reapplying. (Very relevant to me, as I have completed my second application and will apply again if I do not receive an appointment this year.) I came across a thesis by a student at the Naval Postgraduate School states that the Candidate Multiple for accepted Midshipmen admitted with a nomination from NROTC or enlisted service is "considerably lower" than those with nominations from MOCs, Presidential, etc. From this data, it seems to me that if you are a qualified candidate AND participate in NROTC then you have a better shot at receiving an appointment. Here is the link: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA427695 The part I am referring to begins at the bottom of page 30 and continues onto page 31. Please offer your opinion on it as I am curious to see whether my conclusions match what other people gather from the info. I am considering transferring to a school with NROTC for my sophomore year of college because of this possible leg up in admissions and for a backup plan in case I do not receive an appointment my third time through. Hopefully admissions will see how determined I am to make it, and maybe the 3rd time will be a charm!!!