My DD is in RPI nrotc, if afrotc is anything similar, their participation in the summer arch program is waived. The Arch program at RPI is new, and this is the first year it is mandated for sophomores- basically after 2nd year, you get 2 weeks off, then must stay and take summer session classes. Then during junior year, you either take the fall or spring semester off- the idea is for the student to participate in externships with companies, participate in research projects, or travel abroad during the fall or spring semester. So, due to summer training and the fact that you have to be in school for the fall/spring semesters, rotc students are waived, as are certain athletes on varsity teams. In theory it sounds good, however, the challenges for those that are waived from it now are getting the classes you need or want during your junior year- due to summer class scheduling and the sequence of classes in your major, it may be problematic bc your fall semester junior year you can get slammed with heavy courses all in one semester. (the most challenging ones, rather than being able to spread them out between fall and spring semesters). Best of luck to you and congrats!