I was due to be drafted when I flunked out of Colby college in 1969 and was certified I-A and given an induction date. Between that date and the date of my induction, they changed over to the lottery system and I drew a number of 275, which meant I was way down the list of potential draftees. 

I took that as a divine signal to get my ass back into school, and after making up some credits at a California J.C. was able to transfer to UCLA where I got my B.A. in History in 1972.