Anything that can done to improve chances for third AROTC board?

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  1. pathnottaken

    pathnottaken Member

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    Looks like son missed this round of AROTC scholarships. Is there anything he can do between now a March to improve his chances. He has more leadership to add, better PFT scores. He is/was very modest on the application, totally down played the fact that he has to help on our farm every day and all his effort he spent in 4-H was boiled down to 2 sentences on his application?

    Any suggestion would be helpfully...afraid he will call the National Guard recruiter today and sign up for SMP...:smile:
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    When was he boarded? Once you are boarded and had your interview there is very little you can do (maybe send in new SAT/ACT scores). He will not be reboarded, so he has the score he got.

    Not sure how you know your son didn't get an offer since the offer letters go out today.

    There is nothing wrong with SMP, and if he signs up for SMP and subsequently get a scholarship offer he can get out of his SMP commitment. Hang in there.
     
  3. dunninla

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    there are times when modesty is NOT called for, and this was one of them. Another is job interview. Please discuss with your son the importance of tooting his own horn in certain circumstances... like when he is ASKED to toot his own horn on an application or interview. Part of being a leader is horn tooting. This is an aspect of leadership your son needs to better develop.

    You know, there is still the possibility, though small, that not all 2nd round results have hit the Portal.

    Good luck with the third Board. His whole person score is already established. Now the third board will go down the rank ordered list and award scholarships until they are gone.
     
  4. pathnottaken

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    First thank you for your information. I don't know when he was/ or if he was boarded. He got all his information in before x-mas. He had an interview with UDel ROTC in early October since it was one of the reccomended ones suggested. (His first choice school is Norwich, but we live 10 miles from UDEL - 8 hours form Norwich - accepted in Sept.). But he has not had another interview. The bottom of his status says he qualified for interview and to make an appointemnt , but it has said that since this summer and he interviewed at UDEL.

    I figured that once he get graded it was wait and see, but wanted to make sure since he is devoting a lot of time getting ready for his rook year already.

    His "modesty" is more my description than reality. I am old chemical engineer (from Clarkson College of Tech paid for by ROTC) and I really know how to spin, so from my point of view he is modest. His interview went real well, he brought a resume of all his accomplishments and talked to all the accopments with the Captain. The Captain seemed very pleaed with him when he talked to my wife and I later...no ideal on what score he gave him.

    Have no issue with SMP program, but was poorly saying through statire (never works with typed word) how set he is to become an Army officer, and that he has Plans A through Enlist started.

    Thanks again, I more worried than he is (since Norwich costs without would make me have to wait another year or two to retire..lol)
     

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