My DS received his TWE from The USMA. It has been quite the process for him and other candidates. He will hold his head high and move on. 3Q, nomination, then NWL. Well his plan "B" be was The Naval Academy. He received an appointment to The Naval Academy Prep school (NAPS). So that is his plan. thanks to all the questions and answers that have been available on this Forum. AWESOME tool for , would be candidates. My DS's grandfather was on a Carrier during WW2. He received 8 Battle Stars and Silver star for valor. Maybe it was fate for my son to be where his grandfather was.