Good morning/afternoon/evening, depending on whenever you're reading this. For my first year in college, I decided to embark a challenge and enroll in AFROTC. And honestly, I absolutely love it. Apart from the "getting up at 3 AM to shave for inspection" part, I love how the program is beginning to change my outlook on life and the emphasis it has on caring for other wingmen. Unfortunately however, one pesky habit from high school I carry to this day continues to be a huge burden -- procrastination. The commander of the ROTC program at my school heavily stresses the importance of academics and grades; if your grades drop below the pass/fail threshold, you are cut from the program with no exceptions. And no matter how much academics is emphasized in our ROTC briefings, I always have the urge to procrastinate on homework and studying, and it's truly awful. I have two midterms next week, one on Tuesday and one on Friday, in which I'm likely to get a low grade on both of them. My question is, are you immediately cut from ROTC the instant your grades drop? Or do the cadre members check every semester/trimester to check who's failing, and who's ever failing is cut from the program at the end of the academic quarter? Hopefully the latter. I take full blame for putting myself in this situation, but procrastination is a serious issue for me. Inspirational quotes like "Just do it" or "Yesterday, you said tomorrow" are ineffective for me, and any attempt to motivate myself to do my work is difficult to do. My brain, by instinct, is programmed to put aside studying for leisure activities. It's a hard thing to admit that I have a chronic problem that may look petty to another's perspective, but admitting that I succumb to such a petty problem every single time is harder to do. If anyone's curious or if needed, I attend the University of Washington in Seattle, and the school runs on a three quarter academic year -- Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Thank you all so much.