AFROTC Non tech major requirements

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  1. MomWPgirl

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    Air Force requires Non-Tech majors scholarship recipients to have 4 semesters of foreign language or 24 credit hours of math/physical sciences. If chosen college accepts AP credits for Physics and Calculus will those go toward the requirement? Or must the classes be taken during the 4 years on scholarship? Similarly, if a recipient has 4 semesters of college foreign language credit(from 4 yr university) yet chosen school does not accept...will Air Force accept them as the requirement? Son does not have a problem with the requirement but would love to be able to take classes that more align with his major and interests if possible. He will be a business management/finance major. Thanks for any information.
     
  2. becksgirl

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    Yes the AP credits do count so that is 7 credits of the 24 already. I would assume that the foreign language would not. If the school isn't accepting them then ROTC wouldn't either. My son had to fulfill these extra credit requirements also, and he is a finance major as well. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions regarding this. I know it is a pain in the behind and I don't think that headquarters ROTC realized the strain something like this can put on cadets, especially those in the honors college who are required to take extra classes or whose degree plan doesn't account for any electives at all.
     
  3. MomWPgirl

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    Thanks for the reply becksgirl. I kind of thought that is how it would work. Between the main school's core requirements as well as the business school's.. he should be able to pick up the rest easily enough...maybe just not exactly the science or math he would have chosen. Does the detachment help him decide what classes meet the ROTC requirements? i.e. would accounting be considered math class?
     
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    Accounting does not count, no. However, a business statistics class my son took did because it was a math based class. Have him go over his degree plan with someone at the detachment, most likely the commander. If I remember correctly it really is up to him/her what counts in regards to the requirements. Also, I think they have to be completed within the first 2 years of your degree so keep that in mind also.
     
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    They also just tweaked the requirements in the last few weeks...all of us, even the tech majors had to initial the change in the contract. Not exactly sure what it was, as I'm a tech major, but make sure to read the contract and plan the course plan (form 48) appropriately. The foreign language could be an interesting story. AFROTC keeps track of all your classes that you ever took at the university level, whether they transferred or not. So the AFROTC GPA, which could differ from your school GPA, would include those classes. Not sure how it factors into the non tech requirements, definitely check with cadre.
     
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  6. Pima

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    FINE PRINT matters.

    AP courses at or may not be used by the incoming college. If not used than you can find yourself in a different situation than you though as HS senior.

    It really comes down to fine print

    Afrotc16,

    Our DS joked about how every year it was tweaked and he just expected sometime during the academic year AFROTC would have him sign a new contract as a scholarship/POC cadet.
     
  7. MomWPgirl

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    Does this mean if he got A's in the foriegn language university classes that were not accepted by his chosen college he should make sure AFROTC gets a transcript? AP credits will be accepted by his chosen college...assume they are not factored into GPA, right? Assume they are essentially pass/fail.
     
  8. Sled

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    AFROTC needs a record of all classes taken at the college level so yes, they need the transcript. The grades will play into his AFROTC GPA but possibly not his college gpa. Even if a class is retaken and it's grade covers up the previous one. AFROTC will factor in both grades. My college GPA is 3.6 but because of classes I took in HS my AFROTC GPA is 3.45. It can make a huge difference and AFROTC needs the transcript(s).
     
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  9. Akrogan

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    Give your son a big congratualation...non-tech scholarships are insanely hard to get, ridiculous even. Must have done great in high school! I know if wasn't tech, I never would have gotten one!
     
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  10. derek44

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    For non tech scholarships earned in college, does this requirement still apply? Or only for high school awarded scholarships. I have read conflicting sources.
     
  11. Sled

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    I'm wondering too. I just received a nontech scholarship and they haven't mentioned anything.
     
  12. Lolz777

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    I am also curious about this as I just got word that I received a scholarship today as well. I guess they just had a round of in college scholarships go out to 200s.
     
  13. derek44

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    My DS heard his Commander say that for his ICSP he would have to take 24 credits of math or language still. He talked to a 400 on scholarship who said it used to only apply to HSSP but it changed in the last couple years to apply to ICSP and express scholarship winners.

    And it seems the Air Force is awarding more non tech majors scholarships? My DS stats are below average yet he got a 3.5 year.
     

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