Army ROTC Application for 4 year scholarship

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  1. Kate

    Kate Prospective

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    Hello everyone. I am about to end my junior year for the summer! (woohoo!). But besides my rising excitement for having no school for 3 months; I am beginning to worry about my ROTC application. I am in the process of applying online. And I am beginning to feel a little stressed about whether or not I am competitive for a scholarship.:eek: My ACT and SAT scores weren't great (25 and 1620) but I plan on re-taking them again in the fall (and this time actually study for them.) So basically my question(s) is "when should I submit my application? Get in contact with a recruiter? Etc. Basically what is the timeline of the application process??" Also I have my heart set on going to VMI if that matters..?
     
  2. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    Yesterday.
    The earlier you put your application in, the more boards that see it. More boards equal more chances.
    You can always send in higher ACT/SAT scores later on.
     
  3. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    Agree with the comment about yesterday.

    The first board will be in October and all the SMC's scholarships are awarded early in the process as they are very popular destinations. You can put in your request for transcripts before you leave school with instructions that they should send them in as soon as your Spring grades are completed.

    You should already be in contact not just with VMI cadre, but other schools where you would want to attend if VMI is not in the cards. Hopefully you will have your interview completed early this summer as well.

    As you investigate schools, ask questions of the cadre about this year's scholarship awards. How many did they have? What were the stats of the recipients? You need to know this because you should have schools on your list where you want to go and you would be competitive with this year's class. Not that this would have worked this year (scholarships were cut back quite a bit), but it is your best benchmark to know where you are most likely to be awarded a scholarship.

    Best of luck and get cracking on that app.
     
  4. Kate

    Kate Prospective

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    Okay! Thank you very much for your responses
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Goaliedad is right on...remember to create a line of communication with the enrollment officers at the schools you are interested in. They are the experts. No offense to recruiters, but they are not the experts in ROTC. They can usually help you with the SMP program, but you are looking at an ROTC scholarship, so they are not going to be the best source of information. Your scores look fine. I'm going to suggest a website the Army has called march2success to help with test prep.

    Follow Goaliedad's advice and you will be fine.

    Enjoy your summer!!
     

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