Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere as I am new to the forum. My son is a Candidate for the USNA Class of 2021 and is currently "CPR". He received a communication from the USNA yesterday informing him that he was selected for the USNA Foundation Program. He is very excited but we have a lot of questions about this program as we await to hear back from a Foundation Representative to learn more. In the meantime, does anyone have any insight or experience into how this path to an Appointment works? Our son was recruited to a prep school in New England his junior year for his sport and was asked to repeat his junior year (which he did) and will be graduating this May. He has excellent grades and GPA (w/ 3 AP classes) but average to slightly above average SAT scores. As I understand it, the Foundation program will place him in a prep school of his choice for a year and cover some/most/all costs?? What we don't know is whether or not an Appointment to the Class of 2022 is guaranteed (so as long as he meets the standards and requirements of the Program)?? Will he also remain in consideration for an Appointment to the Class of 2021 through the current application cycle? Attending the USNA is his dream and he won't pass up this opportunity but we are anxious to understand a bit more and confirm that an Appointment is as close to guaranteed as possible to next years class. Any feedback from those experienced in this program is greatly appreciated. Thank you.