My DS told me today that the first wave of academic review boards decided to separate a bunch of cadets for poor grades. He says they were told that there would be a few more separations announced in the next few days and he noted that it seemed like more than last year. Unlike other colleges, very few get to be on the 5 year plan and there is only a small opportunity to make up a class or two in summer school. Take the hard classes and learn to study before you show up. The redbook (online) has the GPA you must maintain to stay each year as well as the GPA required to graduate. He also noted that they were told that in addition to building a new barracks over the next few years, the Academy received additional funds to start renovation of one of the older barracks next fall. They will be emptied out at the end of this school year.- good news. The bad news is that as a result, all of those cadet companies will now be jammed into the remaining barracks so that they should expect 3 cadets in every 2 man room (cramped) even as upperclassmen until the renovation is complete.