After not receiving the scholarship this year, I have decided continuing pursue either a 3 year scholarship, either at my first or second choice. When you join the college program, does anyone know if you have to immediately choose between Navy or Marine option? Or do you only choose once you are accepted? If I choose Marine option, does it change what courses I plan on taking freshman year? Also I am seeing a lot of talk about a "sideload" on the forum. What exactly is a sideload? How is it different from a 3 year scholarship? Does it only apply to Navy or Marines?