My son has started getting all the paperwork finished per recent mailings but a few questions came up. I recognize these may seem really inane, but any guidance would be really appreciated.... given that we are trying our best to save some money - one of the instructions sheets says that he is to report with his own pair of eyeglasses (presumably if there is a problem w. the lovely bcg's) but his eyes aren't that bad so he only has contacts because it didn't seem to make sense to purchase glasses and contacts (and we only have coverage for one or the other and we already purchased this years contacts) -- so if he can "get by" without glasses at all, can we forego the additional expense of buying glasses when we know he'll receive the official ones? we saw that they are permitted to bring sunglasses -- do we need to get him prescription sunglasses or do the official glasses come with some sort of clip on -- it seems a waste to purchase prescription sunglasses if he can wear nonprescription ones with his contacts once the summer is over (am I right that he can wear his contacts after summer?) immunizations -- there were a few shots that you either need 6 months between doses (hep A) or need to be over 18 (polio booster?) -- if my son gets the first hep A now, do they administer the second shot 6 months later even though it would be after beast? If he turns 18 days before R day, should we just wait on the booster for him to get there? If you take over-the-counter allergy meds (zyrtec) for summer allergies, are you allowed to bring it -- if not, are they supplied and how do you get one each day? -- or can I mail a bottle as soon as I drop him off? AP testing -- when do the "validation" tests occur? Can you take a validation test without spending the money on the AP test? Other than calculus, are there any other AP's that a student should take for placement since it seems that most new cadets take the same curriculum? Thanks!!!