We all hear stories about dropouts during Beast, separations during the academic year, etc. In any event, some way or another, the entering class tends to be about 300 cadets smaller than the same graduating class. I am entering the Academy next year, and I was wondering when do the bulk of these dropouts occur? I used to think that loads of people just quit during Beast, but apparently only 50 or so leave during then. Also, I've been told a few people don't even make it to the oath ceremony on R-day...out of curiosity, how in the world does that happen? Thanks for your help.