Appeal admissions

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  1. Fergusnr

    Fergusnr Member

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    I received a 3 year AROTC scholarship to my #1 #2 choices but I wasn't accepted to #1. Is it possible to appeal the admissions decision? Has anybody done this? For reference it is a small, competitive, Liberal Arts College.
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Yes, it is possible, but before you do anything, contact the ROO or PMS at the #1 college and see if the Cadre can wield any influence over admissions. Mileage varies.
    Follow their advice first.

    I believe that either way, you need to accept the scholarship, for at least the #2 school. Based on the outcome of #1's admissions, you can then ask Cadet Command to switch the school choice.
     
  3. Fergusnr

    Fergusnr Member

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    Thanks for the input! I just emailed the ROO.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Appealing the admissions process is going to be between you and the school. The ROTC Battalion may or may not have some pull, so contacting the ROO was a good first step. You just need to be prepared to go to plan B.
     
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  5. gonavy488

    gonavy488 New Member

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    Yes the same thing happened to me. I was not accepted to my #1 school which my scholarship was assigned too.
    I contacted the NROTC CO and he talked to admissions. Admissions granted me the opportunity to write an appeal for admission (the NROTC CO told me what to put in the letter). I turned it over to him on Monday and we'll see what the outcome is soon!
    He said it's probable for a positive outcome but not guaranteed.
     
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  6. MaggieinDL

    MaggieinDL Member

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    I talked to Cornell today and they do not allow appeals :(
     
  7. Usnavy2019

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    They are probably just saying that so you are discouraged from appealing. It's the same concept when a business says they aren't responsible for lost/stolen items. The signs just say that for the above reason. If one does take legal action, the statement of non-responsibility doesn't carry much weight in court.
     
  8. Pima

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    I agree with others that this is truly going to be a case by case situation. The thing you should place into the equation is that most if not every college will accept more students than they have room for in the incoming class. They do this because they expect a certain percentage to matriculate somewhere else. Some colleges will take a lot off their waitlist and some will take very little. Some colleges don't even use waitlists anymore. Thus, they may not be just saying this to them to discourage them, but for the fact that it is futile to start with because the school knows that there is no room at the inn, and in the end it would probably be just put in a file.
    ~ I know for my kids acceptances letters they always placed the number of applicants and the number that were accepted. You can easily see that this is a common system for their schools. I recall for my DD's school VT, they flat out said at their new student open house that for four years straight 0 came off their waitlist.
     

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