QUESTION(s): Since I won't be able to start with the rest of the players, I changed from a first year to a second year. Will I still get an owl? What about sorting, which is one of the main reasons I decided to go up a year, so as not to mess up the flow of the sorting process. It would kinda suck to have all the first years, save for Maddy, be sorted... unless there's a way he can be sorted individually when he's able to come to Hogwarts. See, his mom's real sick and had to leave her job while she recovers in the hospital. Maddy's taken it on himself to find a muggle job and stay home to look after his mom and the family home, so the bankers don't come and take for failure to pay dues.