AFROTC scholarship and where it can be used

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  1. Giovanni808

    Giovanni808 Member

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    I was offered a type-7 scholarship, and I'm planning to convert it to a 3-year type-2 because my state doesn't have any colleges that offer my major as far as I know (aerospace engineering). I applied and am currently looking at 3 schools: University of Washington, UC Davis, and UC Irvine. One thing that I noticed, however, is that those UC schools don't have an AFROTC program, and I would need to go to to a "crosstown" university and participate in their program. I was wondering if I would still be able to use my scholarship at the school even if I'm not taking an AFROTC class there. And also, would I have had to applied to that crosstown university too in order to attend that aerospace studies class there?
     
  2. Zero

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    You can use the scholarship at any school with a crosstown agreement, and as for the rotc school you just register as non metriculated and enroll in that one class. The school will provide a letter that will go to the VA each quarter to pay for classes at both schools.
     
  3. Pima

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    Zero nailed the answer. I would only add that when registering for class at your college remember to add in commuting time for PT and LLAB days.
    ~ IE DS had PT at 6:30 a.m. Attended college in a heavily populated area, thus for the xtown cadets a 20 mile commute equated to 45 minutes during rush hour. An 8 a.m class for xtown cadets was not feasible, but for host college cadets it would be.
    ~ LLAB was at 2, and the same was true for their afternoon commute back to their college. Thus, for LLAB days they had to do classes in the a.m. or after 4.

    Congrats and Good luck.
     
  4. Giovanni808

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    thanks guys. Pima, for PT though, if it's at 6:30, and let's say theres an hour commute from the xtown school, do you it would still be doable? Because Irvines a xtown school to UCLAs detachment, and the drive is like an hour from my understanding.
     
  5. Zero

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    I commuted over an hour 2 years ago, it sucked, don't do it if you don't have to. Nearly every cadet that commuted either moves or quits. 2 hours drive time 3 times a week is too much, and that's just for ROTC not for life, school etc.
     
  6. Pima

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    Hate to say it, but I agree with Zero.

    6:30 PT, and even a 30 minute commute, means rolling out of bed
    no later than 5:15.
    ~ Wake up, throw on PT gear, walk across campus to get in a car to drive to host cross town for 30 minutes, park the car, walk to the site (5 mins.) Be there 10 mins early.

    PT is an hour.. Reverse it now starting at 7:30. Basically, you are back on a good day 8:30. No shower if you want to make a 9 a.m. class.

    Than you have to do LLAB.

    Can you do it? YES! Is it going to Be 4 years of droning it? Yes.
    ~ Many units also have GMC nights where they hang out at the det. And order in pizza.
    ~ Many cadets are members of Silver Wings, AAS, Angel Flight or the Honior Guard.
    ~~~ IOWS more time spent at the host unit.

    Many cadets do xtown, but you need to be honest about how involve you want to be in ROTC.
     
  7. sheriff3

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    Have you considered CU Boulder? Their Aerospace Engineering program is supposed to be one of the best in the nation and they boast the 7th largest AFROTC unit in the country. DS is AROTC at CU Boulder and love it there!!
     

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