Applying to ROTC after receiving LOA to an academy

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  1. iMom

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    If a young man has already received an LOA to an academy, should he continue to apply for a ROTC scholarship? He was 80% done with ROTC app when LOA arrived. Will he be wasting his and the ROTC board's time if he submits his application? Or is there a legitimate reason for him to do so? I appreciate any guidance.
     
  2. MemberLG

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    Is the young man 100% sure about attending the academy? What are the chances of this young man not getting a nomination? What are the chances this young man might get medically disqualified? Medical wavier is done separately, so someone that is medically disqualified might not get a waiver for an academy, but could get a wavier from ROTC. So if this young man is not 100% sure about attending the academy or not 100% on the requirements for an appointment, he should still complete the ROC application. Once this young man is 100% sure and met the condition for an appointment, he can just cancel this ROTC application.
     
  3. Kronk

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    Apply for ROTC. Youd report in during June or very early July for an academy, compared to mid to later August for ROTC.
    What happens if he breaks a leg late May? All of a sudden he cant attend the academy, but he will be healed up in time for ROTC.
    It is a solid plan B. The ROTC scholarship will be forfeited automatically once he reports to an academy, and cadet command expects this to happen.
     
  4. iMom

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    Thank you MemberLG and Kronk. I really appreciate your input. He'll go ahead and submit his ROTC application.
     
  5. Falcon A

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    Apply for the ROTC . . . but make sure it is for one of the Services your DS wants to serve in . . . also make sure you have a College/University he wants to attend, and that he can qualify to attend that school.

    My DS was headed to USAFA with what appeared to be an early appointment, and then he was denied a medical waiver by the USAFA docs. Overnight his "Plan B" (ROTC) became his "Plan A"

    All ended well because he did receive one of the few Army ROTC 4 year scholarships to a great school (VMI) and US Army Cadet Command (USACC) did grant him a medical waiver, so he get's his dream to serve as an officer in the US military. He is thriving.
     
  6. nofodad

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    Finish the application, belt and suspenders.....
     

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