To clarify, I just turned 17 and was not able to get a legal permit through my school because I took the permit test too young while in high school. I took the written test at the beginning of the year and then did the mandatory 6 hours of driving and was not able to apply to take the road test until September of this year. When I was notified of this, I tried to make an appointment to just get an ID and that's when I was told no appointments until August.What do you use for ID now? Mom and Dad will not be around to help you once you arrive at USNA. They will issue you a military ID but there are times when you might not want to use that. Maybe your state or locality offers a non-driving ID that you can obtain before you move out on your own at the end of June.