How would you even find out all the information you need in pre-internet days?As an old timer, when everything was in black in white, it was kind of nice. I am actually not that old, but that is how it was for us. We applied and waited. We walked to the mail box and back daily. All we could do. I will say, parental involvement was drastically different then as well. I am not sure any of our parents could have told you much about the app, the process or anything. It was even pretty rare to have a parent read our essay. When DODMERB came, we asked them how old we were when we broke our wrist, but that was about it.