I am scheduled for MEPS in early January, 2017. I have enough college units to enlist as an E3. I will not have my college transcripts before my MEPS date. It will take 6 weeks from the University. The recruiter said as long as I get my transcripts before the basic training date, I will be promoted prior to basic training. Has anyone had this experience ? My fear is once I sign my contract no one's going to care if I have college units or not and I will not enlist as an E3. That will be a two week window between MEPS and Basic training.