Well, it's been a while since I started a thread. I started out with USNA, and decided that it wasn't for me. I went to UCR for a year, doing AROTC at Claremont McKenna before transferring over to UCSB, and now I have another situation. The cadre here at UCSB tells me that there are NO scholarships and contracts available for my class. I ask them my options, and they said I should apply for the Marine Corps PLC program after telling them what I thought about doing if I didn't get a contract. I started on the application process just now, and the Marine NCO told me to apply for aviation because there are no ground slots available. I never took the ASTB so I don't know how I'll do at that, but I am doing some practice questions. I was going to apply for the PLC program earlier, but I wanted to see my standing with ROTC. Just today, the ROTC officer at USC told me that there might just be a scholarship available if I transfer next Fall. There is money available for a 2.5 year, but since I'm not enrolled with USC, I am not able to take that. I'm stuck on what I should do with the Marine Corps PLC application. Should I continue it? I started the application a few months ago and then stopped, thinking I might have a chance with ROTC. Then I started again, and now I see that I have another opportunity to continue ROTC. It is more worthwhile financially, but I do not want to seem indecisive with the Corps. I really wanted to do any kind of training in the summer, whether it is OCS, or airborne or air assault school, but the latter two is not possible without a contract. Furthermore, I understand the high risk of failure with OCS, so I wonder if I should take the opportunity if I get it.