Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, so sorry if I mess up some protocol. I have already searched the forums and couldn't find anything similar to my question. Here is my situation: I am currently applying for an AROTC scholarship (as well as to West Point), and part of the scholarship application requires you to report how many college credits you have already earned. When I input that I have 26 (16 Spanish and 10 Chemistry), the system notified me that I am disqualified because I will not be considered a fall freshman. The full message is here: Thank you for your interest in serving this country by applying for an Army ROTC 4 Year Scholarship. Your application is currently disqualified due to the following: You have more than the allowable college credits. The number of college credits you have earned indicates your academic standing will be beyond that of a first semester freshman for fall. If you would like to request a waiver please click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page. Make sure to include any facts or circumstances that will help us determine if we can grant you approval on your waiver request. We will contact you as soon as we have reached a decision. These 26 credits are community college credits I earned during dual enrollment through high school. It is not guaranteed that whichever college I attend will accept them, and they most likely will not be enough/of the right type for me to finish an engineering/science degree in four years. I fully intend to spend 4 years in college. I just feel that it is a little ridiculous that I'm not allowed to apply for ROTC because I achieved too much in high school. So my questions: Does anyone have any experience with/knowledge of this? Is it a huge deal, and am I likely to get a waiver? What can I say in my message to them that will make me more likely to receive a waiver? Thanks for the help.