Am I competitive? NROTC - Marine option

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  1. Jwmiller6

    Jwmiller6 Member

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    I am applying for a 4-year NROTC - Marine option scholarship, and I wanted to see if I am competitive. If so, how competitive?

    Academics​
    GPA- 4.0 (unweighted)
    Classk rank- 2/141
    SAT Scores- 620 math, 600 writing, 590 critcial reading
    Honors, AP, and College Courses- Up through 11th grade I only took one college course; however, 3/4 of my senior year classes are either honors or college courses.

    Athletics​
    Sports- Soccer, basketball, and jiu jitsu
    Varsity Letters- One soccer and two basketball
    Achievments- Lightweight division jiu jitsu state (Alaska) champion

    Extracurriculars/Leadership​
    Student Council Teasurer (10th grade)
    Volunteer Kung Fu teaching assistant (11th grade)
    Volunteer staff on 2010 US Senate Campaign (9th and 10th grade)
    Boys State Attendee
    Boys State Governor
    Boys Nation Attendee
    Civil Air Patrol member (11th grade-present)

    I have not had my interview or taken my physical test yet. However, I am confident that my interview will go great. I am also very physically fit.

    Lastly, does anyone know when the NROTC board meets to look at the applicants (generally they do it three times throughout the process).

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    SATS are above minimums but may be borderline. Try to pull them up if you can. Other academics look good. Athletics and Leadership look fair. Based on what's here have a shot (no one can really say). It's difficult to gauge your chances in any case. No one here will know how the interview is scored and the PFT is very important for Marine Option. If you can knock it out of the park your chances will improve. Marines stress leadership and physical fitness vs academics more than the other services as you can see from their published SAT minimums to qualify. I'm sure you've been practising the PFT. If not, get on it!

    As far as I know, the NROTC Marine Option boards are only held twice - usually in November and March.
     

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