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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Michael R., Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Member

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    **I am re-posting this since there was a lot of confusion with my last one**
    Will the board overlook a bad english and reading score for a good math score?
    This is my ACT:
    Math - 33 Science - 25 Reading - 23 English - 25
    Since NROTC is focused on Math/Science am I in good standing?
    If my ACT is okay or bad does the rest of my application make up for it?
    Only got 1 B in high school and all A's while taking 10+ AP classes
    Top 8% at competitive high school
    Near perfect fitness test
    Varsity Cross country and track for 3 years
    4 years of club swimming
    Vice President of Computer Coding Club
    National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society
    Beta Club
    I run my own online business
    Job for senior year
    Good teacher rec/ counselor rec/ coach rec
    Great Essay

    Intended Major: Computer Engineering

    Schools: (I live in NC)
    Univ. of Michigan
    NC State
    UNC Chapel Hill
    Virgina Tech
    Univ. of South Carolina

    I am applying to all of these schools and I already finished applying for the NROTC scholarship. What are my chances?
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Parent of AROTC Nurse Cadet

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    NROTC only looks at your ACT Math and English scores and will convert those scores to the equivalent SAT scores. This will be reflected on your NROTC web portal. The ACT Reading and Science scores are disregarded.
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Let me ask you this... what do you think your chances are?

    Looks like a solid resume. Yes your E/R scores are low. Have you re-taken them or tried the SAT? I thin you have as good a shot as anyone applying.

    Also remember that although the Navy does require many STEM classes, reading and writing are critical to not only college, but to your military career. I say this all the time, but as an officer you will write SOPs, orders, awards, evals, etc. To progress in the Navy beyond O-3, career follow on schools and Masters degrees become very important. These are very reading and writing heavy. So even though your undergrad is very STEM focused, continue to improve your reading and writing skills as they are critical to being an officer.

    Also none of us really know if you will be accepted to all those schools. My guess (totally subjective on my part) is that U of M could be a toss up, NC State you are probably good, UNC could be a toss up, VA Teach and USC probably ok. The other factor to think about is costs. What happens if you lose your scholarship either by screw up, injury, you decide you hate engineering and want to change your major to group 3 or you decide this isn't for me? Out of state costs could be a factor. None of our business about your $ situation, but its something to talk to mom and dad about. I bring this up, because every year there are kids who drop their scholarships because they decide ROTC isn't for them and have to leave the school they started out.

    Sounds like you have done alot in your time in high school and have worked hard, congrats. Good luck and I hope it all works out!
     
  4. Michael R.

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    K, my converted math score is 740 and english is 600
     
  5. Michael R.

    Michael R. Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I love engineering. In high school, I have taken or will take Calc I/II, Physics I/II, Computer Science, Statistics... all at the college level. I have worked so hard and I will be devastated if my ACT scores keep me from advancing. I am not dumb it is just that the speed of standardized tests kill me.
     
  6. kinnem

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    That English score is probably border-line but the rest of your app looks strong and may even overcome it. Remember you can continue to update your ACT scores. Or try the SAT to see if you do better with it.

    Regarding schools: I can't speak to Michigan or VA Tech. The number of OOS students admitted may become an issue there. Since you live in NC I would think UNC is probable accept as is NC State. South Carolina should be a sure thing as they love out of state students there and your stats are better than my son's who attended there. BTW they have a great NROTC unit.
     

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