I have heard of plan B school's pitching a fit when they are rejected by kids who are accepting appointments but here is a true story that happened to my DS a year ago. Try to read to the end because there is a silver lining, happy ending twist at the end. My DS worked at a summer camp for the summers after soph. and jr. years in high school. He applied to work there again in case he didn't get into an S.A. They offered him the job. When he accepted the job (in December), he even included the caveat that he was applying to S.A.'s and if he got in he would of course be unavailable. Well he got in. He emailed the camp personnel director to tell him he had gotten an appointment and even asked if he could work an earlier session because he had to report to I-day on June 30. The guy send him back a scathing rebuke. Here is a bit of it: "I am not saying going to the naval academy is a bad thing, nor am I saying that camp is more important in the grand scheme of things. I am saying this was a character and maturity revealing situation. This all could have been avoided with a little forethought as to what your word means. " He completely ignored the fact that he had been informed that this might occur. He seemed to think that my son's agreement to work a July session of camp for a $600 salary should come before a 400K education and career serving his country. And he was told of this possibility from the get go.......sheeesh End note- My son, to his credit, drove 4 hours to this camp to talk this out with them. The big boss of the camp had military experience and was way more understanding. They all parted friends. Final end note- While making this visit he stopped by the ropes course to see some of his old buddies. Met a new girl counselor who he hit it off with. She wrote him all through plebe summer and is now his girlfriend and she is fantastic....funny how things sometimes work out.