AFROTC college enrollment

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  1. jlar316

    jlar316 Member

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    Hey everyone. I'm planning to enroll in AFROTC at the college that I'm going to attend this upcoming fall. Does anyone know how that usually works for students without a scholarship? I'm just curious if I can find anything out before I email a rep from the college. Thanks all:thumb:
     
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    Emailing a rep from the college that you plan to attend is the best bet. Be sure to ask how many non-scholarship cadets with your type of major (technical vs non-technical) received field training appointments THIS year. You will need to go to field training after your sophomore year if you want to continue to progress in AFROTC and become commissioned. Good luck! :thumb:
     
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    Thanks aglages, I appreciate it!
     
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    I agree it is very important to talk to the det as soon as possible because you need to start minute one to be competitive for SFT.

    I know some dets will place tech above non-techs no matter what, and some who will rack and stack based purely on the cadet, giving no edge to either field. ***When you go up for boards, tech does get an academic edge, based on the fact that is the more desired major and they understand that academically is is harder than non-tech (just in required course hours alone, plus the traditional graduation rate)

    No offense to any non-tech, our DS is non-tech. Remember if flying is your goal, and you are entering non-tech, you have to be that much better than the tech cadet. That means a higher gpa, and PFT to equalize the situation.

    It is also important to know how the school places on the national level. Some schools this yr had have 65% when the avg is 50% and some had 30%. If you are attending a school with lower than avg, you need to try to figure out why only 30% got it. Could it be majors? Jobs in the cadre? Det itself? Who in the det got it and who didn't, i.e only scholarship recipients or only tech majors? What was the min gpa for the cadets?

    Again at our DS's school scholarship recipients play no impact in the CC's racking.

    For his school, gpa is the big game changer in getting SFT. Nobody under a gpa of 3.2 got SFT. Also the PFT was a player in the equation, 96+ was the breaking point.

    Finally, one thing I would do is set up an appointment to meet the det personally before school gets out. Ask to speak to some cadets. The one thing I know is ROTC is like colleges, they are have their own feel. Many cadets that appear to go through the motions are cadets that entered with a false image of what it would be like. For whatever reason they just never clicked with the det. It is not as if they shouldn't be an officer, it was just because it wasn't a fit; they lost the motivation and that hurt them later on.
     

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