This is a slightly specific question, but I will be starting college at Oregon State this fall as a Scholarship NROTC midshipman. I've been looking at the course map for mechanical engineering that they've given and I noticed that most tri-mesters are in the 15-16 credit hour period (one being 17). From most my friends in college they've strongly advised not going over 15 especially for engineering for danger of falling behind and failing. I know that as a scholarship recipient, I have to go to the summer cruises (possibility to exempt all but the first class cruise) but it would be extremely beneficial to take summer classes to reduce the load. Does anyone know if it is possible to do both the cruise and take two or three classes in the same summer. I might have to try and exempt the first and/or second cruise to take classes, but any input on the the matter would be greatly appreciated.