I apologize if this has been covered somewhere but I haven't been able to locate a definite answer. Reference is often made to the "NWL" or "National Waiting List". Does anyone know the exact sources that this list draws from? Is it only congressional nominees who who didn't receive appointment based on their congressional nomination, or does it also include other categories, specifically including ROTC / JROTC nominees who are not among the 20 appointed nationally based on that category? We live in a competitive district in California, and our MOC (perhaps like many) will only nominate to one academy. Our DS received a congressional nomination to USAFA (unranked) but did also receive a nomination to USMA through his participation in his school's JROTC "Honors Unit with Distinction" Unit. We're wondering how big of a pool he's in at this point. Thanks too all for the great info on this forum!