somewhere on the "other" forum, there were some posts that got me thinking ( that's usually not good. Of interest is backup planning ( i.e putting deposits down at civilian schools) and the fact that even with an appointment, if one sustains an injury or has some sort of serious surgery prior to actually reporting to the academy in the summer, one could be sent home. So.... If one has a NROTC scholarship, and an appointment, and are undecided, is it ok to accept the NROTC knowing there is a chance of not actually using it? The letter says "accepting the NROTC scholarship does not obligate you to attend and you may decline your scholarship at any point prior to starting" However, it goes on to say "if you enroll in any other military officer program, i.e. an academy, you forfeit your scholarship. ex. If you receive an appointment to, enroll in and drop from an academy, you cannot reclaim your scholarship, even if you were enrolled for only one day." So, what exactly does enroll mean? Accept the appointment? Show up on I-day? Take the oath?