DS has been intent on attending the USNA for many years now. We assume he’s 3Q but don’t know anything official (besides DoDMERB status) and currently does not have any nominations. As highly suggested, he completed the NROTC application as plan B. Last week he was awarded and accepted a 4 yr scholarship to his first choice school. Subsequently he’s been in contact with the NROTC staff and is very excited about the opportunity. I sense Plan B is becoming Plan A, but I’m just an uninformed parent (with no preference). Just as an observation, it appears that the USNA process being so long with such little feedback may be doing them some disservice. If the smallest attention can convert the mind of a 17 year old, maybe the USNA should consider a little more correspondence. (Then again maybe the USNA has no interest in DS and this their way of encouraging him to pursue other interests.) Again I have no preference and as DS puts it, the end result is the same.