Hello there. I am a sophomore enrolled as an MSII, although it is my first year of AROTC (I asked the cadre about this and it seems they allow freshly-enrolled sophomores to directly go on to MSII because, apparently, MSII includes everything from MSI with a little extra material). My major is mechanical engineering and it requires a total of 131 credits for graduation. Back when I was still a senior in high school, by the time I applied to college, the AP credits I had were mostly humanities classes and not any of the core math/science classes (except Calculus AB). Therefore, most of my credits were, by default, inapplicable to the actual degree. I also had no extra specialty programs (such as taking a few courses at the community college) that would have granted me college credits. So in effect, I started the Mech. Engineering courseload at the very bottom tier. This doesn't mean I can't graduate in 4 years; if I decided to attend summer and winter classes (of which this past summer I did complete 2 classes), I could in fact make it in time with the class of 2014. We also follow a priority scheduling program; certain students take precedence when getting their schedule: athletes, notably, and anyone in the honors college, which I am not a member of. It also, unfortunately, goes by alphabetical order for last names. Priority scheduling is a huge advantage for some students here. I, unfortunately, do not get any priority scheduling benefits and that has forced me to register for 3 credits less last semester than I intended to because every seat for the class I wanted was filled. Also, as you probably know, most majors have pre-requisites and co-requisites which inevitably force you to wait a whole semester to take the next level class if you didn't play smart with the scheduling (You HAVE to go in order of Calc 1 -> Calc 2 -> Calc 3 -> Differential Equations -> Linear Algebra, etc) I'd just like to know how Army ROTC would handle cadets who may need an extra semester or 2 to graduate. Is it school specific? Is it extremely hard to request that your commission date be pushed back a semester? Is it likely they will lose their commission? I plan to make it in 4.5 years because summers for AROTC is usually filled by at least something: LDAC, additional training, extra schooling, unplanned meetings, and for SMP cadets, basic and/or AIT. Sorry if this has been asked before: I've seen this answered for AFROTC, but not specifically for Army ROTC, unless I didn't search correctly. Thank you, I really appreciate it.