Army ROTC application questions

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  1. JordanS338

    JordanS338 Jordan

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    Hello my name is Jordan and I am applying for the Army ROTC scholarship. I am going into my senior year of high school and I am almost done with my application. I have my interview on September 12th.
    I was wondering if anyone had any advice for interview process. Also, what are some things I might be asked during it.
    Also, what are the chances of getting the scholarship? I have a 3.3 GPA, Captain of my school’s Track and Cross country teams, take AP classes, and I help coach a Special Olympics track team. I am still waiting on my SAT scores, which I will be taking in October. If anyone has any ideas or advice, please let me know! Thank you!
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Here's some info on the interview.
    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/the-interview/

    Your chances are already diminished because you waited until senior year to take you SAT. You will miss the first board. Other than that you stats could be better, and could be worse. There are a lot of variables to the process, and the only thing I usually say about someones chances are that they are zero if you don't apply.
     
  3. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Your school choices will have a lot to do with your chances as well. Make sure you include a couple In State schools on your list. It can become more competitive if you only list Out of State or expensive Private Schools or schools that have very popular ROTC programs that have many applicants listing their school.

    Clarksonarmy's link for the interview is great.
     
  4. JordanS338

    JordanS338 Jordan

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    This is my second time taking the SAT's.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    What were your scores on the first test, if you have yout interview on Sept. 12th and the PMS gets it in quickly to Cadet Command then you will be reviewed by the first board. The first board will review you looking at the first SAT score that was submitted with the application. If you are not selected by the first board then you can update you new SAT scores and those will be used for the second board review.

    If I'm off on any of this Clarksonarmy will correct me.
     
  6. JordanS338

    JordanS338 Jordan

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    My scores were really low the first test, would it be even worth it showing those scores?
     
  7. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Without knowing what your scores are nobody can tell you one way or the other.

    Have you sent those scores in as part of you application?
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    If your scores were low, wait for the second board and retake the test. Google "march2success" and prepare for the SAT. Not sure if you prepared last time, but prep is important with your test scores.
     
  9. JordanS338

    JordanS338 Jordan

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    Yeha i did (after looking at my application). I am going to resend them in once I retake the test. Would I even be considered if my scores were lower than a 1100 (reading and math)
     
  10. Jcleppe

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    I would let the PMS that handles your interview know that you are re-taking the SAT's. You will not receive the max points under the academic category because of your GPA being under 3.5. A new, higher SAT will only help you, the PMS should be able to advise you on anything else you can do to better your application. You might ask the PMS if it would be better to wait as Clarkson advised until you have the new scores and go for the second board.

    Have you considered taking the ACT, some students do better on that test. The Army will take whichever is the higher score.

    Good Luck.
     

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