Accepted to first choice of school, but no decision on NROTC yet...

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  1. Alwr333

    Alwr333 New Member

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    I apologize if this has been covered in other posts--I searched, but couldn't find an answer.
    My son has been accepted at his first choice school, and probably the most competitive of his five. His NROTC application still lists "no decision has been made...". Is it worthwhile (or even a good idea) to let anyone here or in Pensacola know he has been accepted?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. WestTexasmom

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    I was hoping someone with experience would answer, because we were trying to decide on the same thing. My son has been accepted to both #1 and #2 choices. He went ahead and emailed scholarship coordinator to let him know of his acceptances and that he had recently visited #1 choice. It seems it shouldn't be a negative to communicate this, and possibly will be a positive.
     
  3. Bailey

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    my son was in the same position last year......had been accepted to his #1 choice "normal" Universtiy but hadn't heard anything from NROTC......the day BEFORE Thanksgiving he received a phone call from his NROTC representative congratulating him as he was to be awarded a scholarship and it was awarded to his #1 choice "normal" University......

    that being said, he is now a Plebe at the USNA.......he waited until March for his "Offer of Apointment" proving that good things come to those who wait....
     
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    Bailey,
    I hope my DS has the same outcome:thumb:
    Did you're son inform the NROTC scholarship coordinator of acceptance to #1 school before the board met?
     
  5. Alwr333

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    Thank you both for your replies! This "waiting to find out something" is definitely the most difficult part!
     
  6. aglages

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    Who/what is a NROTC scholarship coordinator?
     
  7. Centhea

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    The NROTC Scholarship Coordinator is assigned as a member of the regional Navy recruiting office staff to ensure applicants complete their scholarship applications and requirements. After submitting the application, the scholarship coordinator will be assigned and will email the applicants with status updates and deadlines. My DS must have received about 100 emails from his. I used to tell my DH daily I was going to drive the hour and a half from our house to his office to punch him in the nose because his emails were full of misspellings, grammar issues, random thoughts, ramblings and just general yelling at the candidates. (I never did this but I still get mad thinking about it, lol.) I'm sure there are some who are a great help. They do things like schedule the officer interviews (or provide the paperwork if you have someone to do the interview).
     
  8. aglages

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    Ahhhhh....him. Yes, both of my children had "help" from someone locally during their application process. This year, after my son's application was complete and submitted we noticed that the NROTC Scholarship Coordinator had added his SAT M/CR up incorrectly (100 points less). After a few emails and calls we were told that there was nothing they could do about it. The application had been forwarded to Pensacola and we would have to contact them for the correction. That was a lot of fun!

    I was asking about the "NROTC Scholarship Coordinator" because of the advice/question from by WestTexasmom:
    I'm not sure the NROTC Scholarship Coordinator has any ability to do anything with the information that an applicant has received an acceptance to one or more of his colleges. My son spoke with the NROTC unit at his first choice civilian college and asked them if they were interested in knowing that he had been accepted and their response was "congratulations" but no we don't need to know until you've been awarded a NROTC scholarship. Emails to Pensacola asking the same question have (as usual) gone unanswered. It is probably a secret and they just can't tell us. :cool:
     
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    still waiting to hear as well.. havent heard from our NROTC Coordinator since the completion of the application..My son applied for early decision at his first choice of school;VMI which is pretty much binding if he is accepted I guess. He received acceptance notification at school #2, Norwich. Im just praying he gets into VMI and doesnt end up having to turn down scholarship money for a different school because of the early decision...He totally loves VMI, but the tuition for out of state is high..anyone know what the % is regarding scholarships and first choice of school?
     
  10. WestTexasmom

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    I may not be using the correct title for who I am talking about. I meant the Captain that my son has communicated with throughout the NROTC Marine Option application process. My question/comment was whether or not it would be helpful to inform this Captain of son's being accepted to #1/#2 universities. The one time I talked to Captain, I understood that he is the one that would submit my son's NROTC Marine Option app to the board in November. So I thought it would be beneficial for him to know of son's acceptances.

    Sorry for any confusion.
     
  11. aglages

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    No problem. It may (probably is) different for the USMC applicants than the NROTC (non-MC) applicants. Both of my children were assigned a NCO during the application process and the only officer they met was the person who did their interview. The interviewing officer told my children that the primary purpose(s) of the interview was to make certain they were seriously interested in NROTC and to visually asses their physical appearance/condition. He was supposed to make sure they weren't actually 5'9" and 300 lbs. As I said earlier, at least in our case once the paperwork left the local office we were told that any changes/updates needed to go through Pensacola. Unfortunately NROTC at Pensacola often seems like a black hole....at least from our experience.

    Thanks for posting an explanation. :wink:
     
  12. WestTexasmom

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    I can't keep all of this straight in my head, but I do think "Marine Option" is a very different ANIMAL!!:shake:
     

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