Any word on nrotc transfers yet?

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  1. LTLONGAGO

    LTLONGAGO Member

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    Still waiting to hear about transferring an NROTC scholarship from one NROTC unit (previous first choice, but applicant not accepted to the college) to new first choice NROTC unit/college. Is anyone else in this boat? Am kind of curious how many NROTC kids need transfers at this point. Pensacola is saying that it will be May before any news, but has anyone already been moved, or heard any new information about transfers? It sounded like some Marine option transfers may have been in the process of being worked recently, but what about any Navy ROTC transfers out there? Just wondering...It's been a long year for my senior, and he is anxious to be able to tell family and friends where he will be attending college.
     
  2. eagleerok

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    Yep I'm in the exact same spot. I asked Pensacola and they said May. I'm trying to figure out about the enrollment deposits. My parents don't really want to put out $1200 to maybe use one of them.
     
  3. LTLONGAGO

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    As you probably read before, Ms. Parker in Pensacola recommends asking your colleges to give you an extension on payment of the enrollment and housing fees, pending NROTC scholarship assignment. But, we are sort of reluctant to do that and miss out on potential good dorm options, informational emails from the colleges that may come out only to kids who have enrolled, early orientation dates to get assigned the best classes, etc. Thus, we have already paid one enrollment deposit at the first choice school, and are considering paying more pretty soon, to keep our options open.
     
  4. P-Flying17

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    Waitlists are being worked...There have been some offers made off some waitlists. May is current prediction for a steadier shift in openings for all units. several variables are dependent on openings...Last board placement, declinations, all schools have sent acceptances out to students, students moved off one waitlist frees up spots at different units and shifts kids areound on other waitlists if they are on more than one. It is kinda like a rubix cube where one thing affects the other...In May it is predicted that numbers will vary day to day, week to week.

    Lord knows that it is frustrating to wait. Keep in mind Placement is a one man shop right now that recieves hundreds of requests/emails/phone calls a week sometimes a day and is working as hard and as long as possible to make everyone happy in the end. While keeping to the needs of the Navy at the same time. The Placement Office definitley understands that deadlines are approaching and everyone is getting anxious, but definitley request an extension from the requested school.
     
  5. LTLONGAGO

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    Hi P-Flying 17!

    I can tell you are a hard-working, kind person - just by the fact that you read this Forum and post information for parents on the weekends!!! Thank you very much!

    During this busy season, it would seem that your manager, or your manager's manager, would recognize that you need more help in the crunch time. Have you asked? It is better to ask for help than have to field complaints and hundreds of calls/emails daily/weekly by yourself!

    Also, if your office hasn't already done so, I think it's time to share the names on the wait lists with the NROTC units to expedite the process. The units can find out quickly who on their wait lists has been accepted to their colleges, and who has not, directly from the admissions offices. Then, you aren't waiting on hundreds of kids to tell you whether they were accepted or not to move them around wait lists.

    I know that I don't understand all of the issues you are facing on your end, and I apologize. I am kind of wondering if anyone inside the NROTC leadership team has had kids apply to college or ROTC recently. If they have, they must understand the financial and competitive pressure that the kids and parents face on this end. Waiting until May or later for decisions is tough. I know you have already heard this, so am preaching to the choir, as they say.

    Thanks so much for all of your work!
     
  6. FlyingIrish1992

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    exact same boat...scholarship transfer not yet approved to the school where i was accepted, wait-listed at the school where my scholarship was assigned. :/
     
  7. lroddy

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    Ditto!

    We are sitting where everyone else is sitting...on the fence! Or, as I like to keep my sense of humor about all this...my DS's ship is adrift, waiting for the tide to turn and bring him to port!!! AHAHA, whatever port that may be from his scholarship perspective.

    Although DS is on waitlist for two schools...he applied, last Sunday, to two more schools that accept late applications and have openings in their units. I spoke with one NROTC Freshman Advisor at a potential school and he told me: "don't panic until about June". AHAHAHAHAHA riiiiight. I am running out of paper bags to breathe into.

    One thing I would like to add...Ms. Parker in Pensacola is an amazing person and has her hands full with this incredible juggling act regarding transfers. Her dedication and professionalism toward a positive resolution for all us and the Navy is to be commended.

    Good luck to everyone as we await the final decisions. Can hardly wait to hear where everyone ends up!
     

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