Apply for Transfer?

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  1. MHesness

    MHesness Student

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    Excuse me if there is already a post like this, I'm new.

    For my question to make sense, I'll give a little bit of backround information. I've already been accepted to OSU and the NROTC scholarship program has placed me there. I've also recently gotten my DoDmerb physical taken care of. This is where my problem starts. I just today got accepted to Penn State. This was my "reach" school so when i was placed at OSU, I sent back the papers saying I would go there. Now, I'm not sure where I want to go...

    If I apply for a transfer to the NROTC unit at Penn State, will I lose my spot in the OSU unit and, in the case that Penn State's unit is full, lose my scholarship?

    Thanks for any and all help. :redface:
     
  2. jdalv2

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    Same thing happened to me. I was awarded a scholarship to University of Michigan and now I'm trying to transfer it to Boston University.

    To my knowledge, once you request a unit transfer you are automatically placed on the waitlist until April when the scholarship season is officially over. Once everyone has been given a scholarship, they will then sort out all the transfer requests. It is also my understanding that you can request a transfer, not get it cleared, but still fall back on your original school. In other words, requesting to be put on Penn State's list does not remove you from Ohio State's.

    Make sense?
     
  3. blueridge

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    Wait listed

    My DS received NROTC scholarship and it was assigned to his first choice university. (DEC 2010) After speaking with the unit, he was not super impressed, so he accepted and asked to be placed on the wait list for two other universities. If the 2 where he is wait listed do not have openings, he will continue at the university where it was assigned. You will not lose your assigned school, even if you ask to be put on the wait list for the another school.

    The USNA is still his first choice, but no appointment, yet. Just playing the waiting game for now.

    Good luck! He was very honored to have received the NROTC scholarship.
     
  4. MHesness

    MHesness Student

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    Super helpful and relieving, thanks!
     
  5. NewKid

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    I have submitted, and have been granted, my transfer request.
    After the October Board, I accepted the scholarship to my #2 school, was then instructed by the ROO of my #1 school, to request a transfer to that school (was admitted to the school, but no scholarship to that one).
    One of the main reasons I believe the request was approved is because the two schools had very similar tuition rates and there was no added expense to the Army. Plus, I do not think #1 school is a large ROTC school and there may have been several openings - just a guess, not sure.
    My advice would be to put in your transfer request now - it goes to CC with a formal letter from you - and see what happens. It cannot hurt!
    Good luck -
     
  6. AFBrat4Life

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    related issue

    Fortunately S has been offered 4 yr NROTC Scholarship to Vandy first choice school. Unfortunately has not been accepted to that school yet. When he applied he did not realize the stringent admission requirements for SAT/ACT scores which he doesn't come close to. Apparently Vandy doesn't "mail" admissions decisions until April 1. We are located in a remote location (google Kwajalein) and it typically takes 2-3 weeks to receive mail. We're concerned if he doesn't get accepted that he will lose his scholarship. We just sent a request to change schools to his 2nd choice Auburn to which he has already been accepted. Going to Vandy would be great but at this point he can't take the chance not to request transfer.

    Any thoughts, ideas or experiences with this? Thanks
     
  7. dunninla

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    AFBrat4Life: you did the right thing... if your son is very far from the average SAT/ACT for Vanderbilt, his chance of being admitted is about 2%... even if an applicant has slightly above the middle of the range Vandy stats, the odds are only 30% (that's about what Vandy's overall admit rate is for non-athletic, non URM)
     
  8. Pima

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    Do you know if Vandy talks to NROTC?

    Some school admissions actually talk to ROTC...UNCCH, VT quickly come to mind.

    Some don't UMDCP, Notre Dame come to mind.

    I would see if they do talk. It is like a push and pull system. The det will try to push them in and the school will pull them through.

    Our DS is AFROTC, but let me give you an example. He never applied to UNCCH, he was a match, we received a letter in Feb., after he had his ROTC scholarship in hand, saying basically this:

    "Dear Pima's DS,

    We know the admission date has passed, but would like to offer you admittance to our school. Please, just submit the matriculation form and you will be admitted"

    We eventually found out that UNCCH at least for the AFROTC det had the ability to get kids in. They saw he had scholarship in hand and tried to recruit him for the school that way.

    And no he is not at UNCCH.

    I would suggest contacting the NROTC det and say if they do this. It might not be over yet. Remember it never hurts to ask.
     
  9. AFBrat4Life

    AFBrat4Life New Member

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    Thank you very much PIMA. New to the site although this "part-time job" of an application process (all SA's and ROTC's) since April has been mind boggling. Since "lurking" on this site for a few weeks now I have come to appreciate your experience, knowledge and willingness to help and offer detailed advice to us rookie parents. That said I really appreciate you responding to my post because I feel you are the most knowledgeable poster. I came hear while searching for help with everyones friend the DoDMERB. Finding Larry was a godsend (although still going through the stressful waiver process) and now learning so much from you about the ROTC process is extrmemly helpful and answers a lot of questions you never knew you had.

    As such, I will follow your advice and contact the det at Vandy to get a feel for how they work, if at all, with admissions. As you say, it certainly can't hurt.

    Thanks again for everything. I look forward to learning more from you soon. Best Regards!
     

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