Hello all, this is my first post so I would like to start off with some insight into me. I am currently a Penn State student that is attending another school as a cross-town AFROTC cadet. I am an aviation enthusiast and have always wanted to become a pilot. I know it is nothing like actual flying but I have almost 8 years experience on flight sims; along with this I have come to have a good understanding of the systems, the terms used, and the communication that is involved in flying. Due to my financial situation I have not been able to get any seat time towards a PPL. In highschool I averaged a 3.6qpa and had an SAT of 1550 and a ASVAB score of 70 (taken my Sophomore year I believe.) I have 4 years of Army JROTC under my belt which doesnt mean much but does give me a slight advantage in D&C and some understanding of Warrior Knowledge. I enrolled in the local AFROTC program and attended the local Penn State university. So, now that the basics are over with I will go over my college experience so far... I started off my college freshman year as a tech major (Aerospace Engineering) because I thought it would give me an advantage. Sadly it did the opposite and I ended my first semester with a 1.68 (school) which translates into a 1.89 with AS100 class included. Now you can start to see my dilemma. I had academic probation (Special student status) my second semester due to my grades but did end up switching into Administration of Justice (AOJ) and increased my QPA to a 2.4. (Not much, but a big improvement). Now I am looking into my AS200 year with a big disadvantage in comparison to my classmates and only one semester to help my chances for EA. It will take 17 credits and a 3.77 average to get me near the 2.9-3.0qpa range and I am really rethinking my future in ROTC. I dont want to waste my time or my Cadres time by not getting picked up for FT and I dont think I would be able to handle the heartache of it all. This is my dream and being one step farther from it would be devastating. Now I have heard of AS500 and I have a good understanding of OTS but I really dont want to go down that path. I am kindof banking on doing really well on the AFOQT (Atleast the pilot portion) and developing a good friendship with my Cadre and doing my best on the PFT, but I have no idea if that is enough. My questions to you guys are; What do you think is the best choice for me? (Asking those who have been in similar situations) What does AS500 and OTS entail and what disadvantages would I have? _______________________________________________ I apologize if this is all over the place, my mind is everywhere today.