I received the TWE this past March, and have already started preparing my application for the class of 2019. I will be a freshman at a state college next year while living with at home. No colleges within my state offer NROTC, and my admissions counselor said this would not be detrimental to my application. I have registered for 17 credit hours with classes consisting of the following: Calc 1 (4CR) Chem 1 (3CR) Chem Lab (1CR) Eng: Composition (3CR) Western Civ (3 CR) (I couldn’t take gov because it conflicted with my Chem lab) Econ (3CR) I am currently in a dilemma as to whether or not I should drop Econ. Most people who I have shared my schedule with commented that it is an unusually difficult schedule for a first semester freshman, and I will admit, I do think it will be very challenging. My gut feeling is telling me to drop Econ, however I don’t want to seal my doom with another TWE simply because my course load wasn't rigorous enough. Would it be better to get straight A’s in the 14Cr course load, or chance a few B’s with 17CR. I won’t be working a job, and I do plan to keep myself busy with volunteering, running/5k races, orienteering, and other activities. USNA suggests at least a minimum of 12CR, and I have searched the forum, and have seen people taking between 12 and 22 credit hours; however some added input would be helpful. Thank You!