Good evening. So I've been wondering: I will be going to MEPS this coming weekend and possibly DEP'ing into the Marine Corps. I've already applied to USNA and let my recruiter know about this well in advance (he said it was fine), but I'd like to get some external input. Is it possible to apply for USNA, or other Service Academies at that, while in the Delayed Enlistment Program? I understand you aren't officially contracted while in DEP and may "back out" at any time, but I just wanted to verify whether the USNA will look in the system, see I'm on the record for enlistment, and overlook me completely.