I've recently found the forum for USAFA and it has been very helpful. I am, as my name implies, among the many hopefuls waiting for word from the Academy. I've been reading through some threads and a few questions came up. I'd appreciate anyone's help in answering my questions. 1. I've come across the term 3Q and am not sure what it means or how people are notified of it. Can someone explain? 2. I have received a nomination but many people are talking about being a principal nominee. How do you know if you are a principal nominee? Are you notified or did you ask if you were one? Thanks to anyone who is willing to help clarify this!