My son has attended both SLS and NASS for 2008. It seems so long ago, but it was just last month. Well anyway, He passed the CFA at both programs and was told that he already has "passed" the physical test that is given to a typical Midshipman at the USNA (he had a name for it, but I don't remeber what it is called). He took the DoDMERB and presumably has no medical issues (I wish I were a healthy as he is - but better him than me). The results are not in yet. He has a great academic background; 95 unweighted average with all honors / AP classes. SAT Math=790, English = 550, Reading = 640, ACT English = 34, Math = 31, Composite = 33 (all officially reported to USMA). He is an average track and field athlete. He is a Boy Scout / Eagle candiate. His high school just sent his official 11th grade transcript to USMA a week ago. He was not one of those award winners at the SLS, but he still had a ball and performed well. Is it possible to guess the probability of getting an early LOA from USMA (like July or August). What about the USNA (September or October)? We are from the Suffolk County, NY area (Long Island). Are LOAs "rationed" based upon geography? If so, is he in a better or worse position due to geography?