Could've just as well posted this in a general forum, but daughter seems most interested in the USNA so figured I'd post the questions here. 1. Do all midshipmen graduate in 4 years? What happens if a student changes majors midway through their education? Does this happen? If the midshipman does decide to pursue another academic path do those students simply attend for an additional year like at a civilian school? Are all majors designed as a 4 year curriculum? 2. If summer school is required for unsatisfactory performance or other reasons, is this something that is decided for the Midshipman or does the academic staff require/order this extra or make up course work? 3. Do credits earned from civilian colleges or courses earned in high school for college credit transfer in and get accepted as satisfactory completion at USNA just as they would at a regular civilian school? 4. Do all officers of the same rank (with the same tenure) earn the same pay? I.e. Does a lieutenant on a sub or aircraft carrier make the same as a lieutenant who is land based in a supply chain or logistics role? Would an Medical Doctor who holds the rank of Major earn the same as a Major who is trained and serves in some unrelated vocation? Or is there some sort of stipend or addendum pay that compensates for different levels of education, military assignments, etc. 5. Can a new USNA graduate immediately defer their service to attend graduate school (on their own dime) and then complete their navy obligation? 6. If active duty deferment for attending graduate school is allowed, can a new graduate fulfill any of the reserve duty commitment during the graduate school time (before fulfilling their active duty requirement)? 7. I've read some confusing posts about the obligation of the service academies and the point of no return with respect to commitment. Is there a point at which if a midshipmen quits or decides to not complete their USNA degree that they are obligated to repay the USNA or enlist to cover those costs? If so, when is that point of no return? Is there a known formula for what that amount is based on how many semesters completed etc? Thanks for all of the help.