Hi all, I am a walk-on AS 250 this year and competing for an enrollment allocation for the summer field training. Recently I have been rather stressed out about this process. To apply and enroll in this program I have already pushed my graduation back one year from 2012 to 2013. Yet from what I hear this year's FT slots are even more limited than last year which was 67% nationwide. This year, if I am not mistaken, it's about 45%. My cGPA is not great. When being submitted in Jan., it should be 3.2 but mathematically there is no way for me to pull it up to be 3.3. Since this is my first quarter in the AFROTC, I'll be taking PFA in less than a month. Realistically, I see myself score 82-86. I am a mathematics major. And I am also a native speaker of Chinese. As silly as it may sound, Chinese is also my second major(you may have guessed it, I added it to qualify for the Express Scholarship). And my commander said when being submitted for FT in January, I'd be submitted for double major which does not really work to my advantage, it does not do harm nevertheless. I am concerned about my chance because I am a little older than my peers and have already pushed my graduation date a year back. If I do not get this year's EA, I simply have to walk away from AFROTC. I'd hate to do so. So far I am loving everything about my detachment, it's wonderful and one of the fittest in the nation. Also currently I am not involved in any ROTC extracurricular activity. Since I only have one quarter to better my cGPA and a short time to get in shape for PFA, I figured I'd better focus on these missions first. P.S. I don't know if this helps since when looked upon, quarterly GPA does not really count. But in the last year, any quarterly GPA I had was consistently above 3.7. It's just the first year's GPA that was messed. I'd really appreciate some advices on how to improve my chances for getting one EA. Also I've read some information about "out-of-cycle" EAs, but haven't come across much useful information on that. Basically if you are not selected for the regular EA, based on Air Force's needs and critical language skills etc. you can "petition" or "reapply"? Sorry I do not even have the right phrase for it. But it's like a second chance. But I do not know if this even exists realistically. Any advice or relevant information would be greatly appreciated!