The username says it all. I'm a freshman starting NROTC this fall. I've got a scholarship, but the way things are looking currently, I won't be getting the money, because I will probably fail the PFT. I know what needs to be done to get back in good shape, but it won't come together in time before I get tested at orientation. My question is - what are my options and what's the process? From what I understand, I won't actually lose my scholarship, it just won't be activated. Is that the case? If I pass the test before the second semester while sticking with the unit, will the scholarship be activated retroactively - will I receive the money for the first semester too? Sorry if that's a dumb question. Working on fitness too, and hoping to scrape the minimums (and obviously improve over the year for the real PFTs that are counted), but I just wanted to know, because I would have to take out some loans otherwise. Also, just for my own embarrassment and shame, I wanted to ask if anyone on here has ever heard of this happening to another mid. I've got dreams of serving as an officer, and I'm unhappy about putting myself in this position. Just wanted to know if there's any anecdotes out there of a member of a unit getting through this and graduating four years later honorably.