There are have several threads in previous months regarding people who send in a deposit to a civilian school while waiting for the academies to respond. I think they also do that in case the student gets ill or hurt before they can even attend the first day at their selected academy. People comment how its not ethical or moral to so and how it screws over the colleges. Lets look at it from other side, specifically with what at is going on with University of California Irvine. They sent out a group of acceptance letters earlier this year with about 500 accepting them. The school has now come out and took back these acceptances back claiming that either the students were late with scores or transcripts or first semester 12th grade grades werent good. As you know, everyone has to accept by May 1 or so. The school didnt realize their mistake prior to May but sometime in late July. I guess it took them 4 months to figure out someone was late with their transcripts. That means that all of these students are screwed as it is probably way too late to accept the offers from the other colleges. Here is my point, lots of people talked about the morality/ethics of making deposit on a civilian college while waiting for the academies to respond. Or even the issue with using it as an insurance in case something bad happens and the the student cant attend the academy at the last minute. The colleges only talk about morality and ethics when it benefits them. When the colleges screws up and there is talk that their is no screw up just that the University took in way to many students, morality flies out the window and what is is good for the college is good ethics. If you are going worry about something, worry about your children and their future, the college can worry about themselves. This really pisses me off because even if what UC Irvine is telling the truth, they shouldtnt be allowed to do so after the May 1 deadline. They are telling the students to appeal the college. Personally, I would be filing a lawsuit.