My son has been in his NROTC unit 2 years as a College Programmer (CP). He and 2 other midshipmen there are waiting to be notified whether they will be offered Advanced Standing and be able to continue in NROTC. I understand there is a Navy Training board that decides sometime in July. I had read somewhere that there maybe only 75-100 Advanced Standing slots available for the 49 or so NROTC units around the country! If the Class of 2013 NROTC CP are not offered Advanced Standing - it is my understanding they will be disenrolled. I don't want to think about that consequence. My son's unit already lost a Mechanical Engineering student because she couldn't stay in school without a NROTC scholarship. My son has tried very hard to be become an officer in the U.S. Navy. I believe his choice of college major may have hurt his chances, but I have been told by officers that shouldn't matter. He has worked on gaining admission through his applications - with the myriad of paperwork, interviews, references, tests and essays since his junior year of high school. It started off by not getting a slot for the USNA Summer Session; he received a nomination to the USNA from our Congressman but didn't receive an appointment offered. He wasn't offered NAPS, he competed for NROTC scholarship and got accepted to all 5 colleges that had NROTC units - no luck. He joined the unit as a CP and was told that scholarships and/or advanced standing were going to happen to all CP. He took the year of physics and a year of calculus (not required for CP) in hopes of getting a 3 or 2 year NROTC scholarship - no luck; funding I understand. He was nominated for a NROTC scholarship by his unit commanding officer - no money available. He has earned several ribbons - for academics and sports and a Military Order of the World Wars medal as a midshipman. I believe he is a good leader and will make an good naval officer like his grandfather and 2 great grandfathers - if the U.S. Navy makes the right choice. I am hoping that some one on this forum may have heard the status of NROTC Advanced Standing for individuals like my son (Class of 2013). Thanks for any assistance you may offer.