Like lots of other families, we are playing the Waiting Game while the admissions gods decide our kids' futures. I expect this Game has an definite ending or at least I hope it does. I'd like to know about how the end of the Game plays out. In general, do the academies send rejection letters to those applicants who will not be offered an appointment? If so, when does that normally happen? My son did make the alternate list at Coast Guard which seems to be an 'achievement' compared to the other academies reviewing his application. When will the Coast Guard Academy tell him he's been rejected? Is there a certain date from which if nothing is heard then one can reasonably assume a rejection? Given the fact that the CGA has 'rolling admissions', do they also have 'rolling rejections'? I don't mean to sound negative, but I cannot hide the fact that I am a hard-core realist. Thanks for the response(s)!