Re: Idea for A STAR TREK SERIES "Star Trek, Red Squad"
Granted, in today's army, you wouldn't go to West Point if you already had a college degree, but perhaps in the Federation, all commissioning programs for Starfleet take place at SF Academy.
We also see McCoy also attending the Academy and he obviously had already attended college being an MD.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon