When is the deadline for new AFROTC non-scholarship cadets to meet weight requirements? Son exceeeded weight requirements by32lbs before joining. We read that scholarship cadets had until end of first year of school to meet weight standards, figured that went for non-scholarship cadets as well. Lost 12 lbs over summer. Started school in August and lost 5, just told if does not lose the other 20 by December 14 he is out. What?