AFROTC Reboarded

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  1. F15DOC

    F15DOC Member

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    My DS met the AFROTC Board on March 7 and this morning received the following email:

    We appreciated the opportunity to consider your application for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Although your application was competitive, you were not selected for a scholarship at this time. We will continue to evaluate your application on our scholarship selection board which will convene 28 March through 1 April 2016. You will be notified of the board results 2 weeks afterwards.

    We know you must be interested in knowing why you were not selected on this most recent board. While it isn't possible to provide a personalized analysis to each applicant, we can tell you the selection process is highly competitive and focuses on four areas: demonstrated leadership and officer potential, personal assessment, academics, and academic major choices. Extracurricular activities, which indicate leadership and officer potential, are strongly evaluated. Scholarship awards are based on your overall board ranking and your academic major choices which best meet Air Force mission requirements

    We know this letter brings disappointing news, but you are still in the running for a scholarship offer. My professional staff is ready to help you through this process. If you or your parents have any questions, please feel free to email your scholarship technician at afrotc.hssp3@us.af.mil or call at 866/423-7682 x2 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Our sincere best wishes to you for success on the next board selection.

    Sincerely,
    JAMES C. PARSONS, Col, USAF
    Registrar, AFROTC


    Has anyone else received this email in this or previous years?
    Obviously this is better than an outright rejection letter, but are the odds fairly slim on a selection now? Any information on odds or chances of an acceptance ie. percentage of reboarded candidates that get offers?
    He is still waiting for response to the USNA and USCGA, I think he has a good shot at both and he has been accepted to the back up universities if he does not get in, the only remaining question is whether he will get a ROTC offer. Interesting that many have told me that this year the competition for the 4 year NROTC and AFROTC may actually be HARDER than the academies themselves! A lot of great young men and women want to serve but are looking for the more traditional college experience and the wider selection of majors that being ROTC allows.
    DS is going into Electrical Engineering which I know all of the services are looking for, probably a bit of an edge for him.
    Thanks in advance for any insight you may have.
     
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  2. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

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    I've heard the scholarships are harder too. My DD applied for NROTC but was not selected. In her case, she applied very late (only in time for the final board), and to schools that may have already filled the slots (VMI & Citadel). Moving on to FAFSA, aiming for competing for scholarship again during first semester in fall and she's still waiting to hear about USNA.

    Sounds like you're still in the running for a scholarship, so that's great news! Good luck!!!
     
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    EOD/SEALmom Member

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    *I meant your DS
     
  4. F15DOC

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    Yep he met the final USNA board as well and received a rejection. More of the waiting game for him... What is FAFSA, is the the financial aid/scholarship programs for her university?
     
  5. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

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    Yes, it's the financial aid and student loan thing. Most colleges require you to start by filling that out. If you have not started that at your son's college choice(s), you should investigate-deadlines vary by school and state but they are fast approaching.
     
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    It's a free federal application that allows you to get grants and loans and also to see if you get scholarship aid.
     
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    Gotcha, thats what I thought...thanks
    Now back to the question, anyone have any insight on the reboarding odds of acceptance?
     
  9. MichUSNA2021hopefulparent

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    Correct, and I don't know what state you're in, but DO NOT DELAY. We are in Michigan and our FAFSA deadline has already passed - March 1. Good luck.
     
  10. Kylar33

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    But March 1 was only for priority funding consideration. That doesn't mean you still can't apply and or update your files or schools. If parents have not filed taxes yet and you have to guess from previous year's forms you can always do the update after filling to get a more accurate amount.... Etc.
     
  11. F15DOC

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    Yep, we are fortunate that we don't need FAFSA, the reason for AFROTC is not for funding (don't get me wrong, it would be nice!)
     
  12. Stevenson

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    I was reboarded similar to you last year. I believe you got reboarded to the last board just like everyone else who gets reboarded. Anyways, it typically means you are on the borderline of a scholarship, for example Type 1 or Type 2, Type 2 or Type 7, or even Type 7 or no scholarship at all. The chances can't be determined. However, I will say you're competitive enough to get reboarded so that's always a plus. You'll be competing with a lot more potential cadets in that last board.

    It's not the end if you don't get it. I recently was awarded a Type 2 ICSP. Just make sure to keep your GPA up.
     
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    What GPA do they "require" or look for you to maintain?
    By the way, this is for my son, not for me :)
     
  14. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    Per AFROTC website: https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/academic
    2.5 for GMC, 2.0 for POC; I'm sure you are well-informed, but for others viewing this thread, remember you don't need a scholarship to participate in AFROTC
     
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