Hi all, My sister is applying to the STEM program this summer. I'm not familiar with the process, so I was hoping that someone who understands it could answer a couple of questions. 1) Is admission to the program rolling? The application deadline is April 15th and her interest in service academies hasn't peaked until recently. In other words, will many spots already be filled since she's late getting into the application process? 2) My roommate's sister applied to the STEM program last year and was rejected. She called admissions and was told that the reason for being passed over was that "she 'knows' what USNA is about already" and that they don't want to pass over another potential applicant for someone who already has exposure to the Academy via their family. Because of this, I've told my sister to not mention myself (a 2/c at USNA) or our brother (a 4/C at USMMA) anywhere on the application. I'm going off the word of my roommate who I'm inclined to believe. Can anyone shed light on this? Thanks!