Well, it has been fun everyone. Thanks for your input and comments since January. Checked the portal this afternoon (1:30 pm) like always and this time it was different. I had to do a double take... "Turned down by USNA" Since I have been having dialogue via e-mail with our Regional Officer over the past year, after meeting with him in person during my son's Junior Year, when we went to the Army-Navy game, I put a call into him to get his feedback. Mostly the party line, but he confirmed that my son is in that middle group that is qualified, but too qualified to go to NAPS or Foundation. So.... he is going to be an Auburn Tiger with his NROTC Scholarship plus another $24,000 they awarded him in scholarship $$$. Not sure that he will reapply or not. My guess is that he will make a lot of friends and will have fun being at a "regular" college, to want to start over. In this day and age, performance in the fleet trumps USNA vs ROTC, plus he's been in Sea Cadets for years and went through a 2 week Special Warfare SEAL training last summer and earned his Trident pin (authorized by the SEAL community), so he already has a leg up on military bearing and gone through training tougher than Plebe Summer. Wishing all the best to those still in the process AND those already accepted, good luck and enjoy the experience! Go Navy - War Eagle!