Does anyone here have experience with filling out the 104-R Form, and specifically with the # of authorized semesters? My son is trying to get a jump on filling his out before school starts. He has not met with an academic advisor yet. He is beginning school with 29 hours of credit due to AP classes. According to the Gold Bar recruiter he spoke with last week at the battalion, he will likely only be authorized 6 semesters to graduate because of those hours. Even though his degree program requires 120 hours total, he will have about 133 +/- at graduation if you include ROTC classes. 41 hrs - Gen Ed 16 hrs - Major Core 40 hrs - Major Concentration 36 hrs - ROTC (will actually be more than 36 he thinks) 133 total - 29 AP credit = 104 / 6 semesters = 17.33 hrs/semester. Is that a normal expectation - 17+ hours a semester? My son is in a difficult major (Microbiology) and was not planning on that sort of course load for 3 years straight. What happens if he isn't able to get all the classes needed in order to graduate in 3 years? Not all his classes are offered every year, and most are upper-level with prerequisites, etc. To complicate matters slightly, he is an MS1 this year. Would he skip MSII and go straight to MSIII in order to graduate in 3 years? If that's the case, would he be better off not taking MSI classes, and going to LTC instead? Needless to say we're a little confused. Everyone at the battalion is out of town for a few more weeks except the GBR. Any ideas how this might play out?