Army ROTC Chances

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by WorkforJesus, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. WorkforJesus

    WorkforJesus Member

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    Hello!!

    I am new to the forum here but I have been planning to apply for the 4-year ROTC scholarship. I am a junior currently filling out my application. Here are my stats!

    Academic:(All Honors throughout high school)
    College Physics
    AP US History
    College Spanish
    College Pre-calc
    College Literature
    AP Calculus
    College Philosophy
    College Economics
    College Government
    AP English
    AP Chemistry

    4.0 GPA 4.5 Weighted GPA class rank (6 of 27) I know I go to a small school

    Physical: 2 Varsity Sports
    Cross Country- 3 Years Captain for one year and founder of a new cross country team when I changed schools
    Golf- 1 year
    Track- I changed schools so I cannot do this anymore but I was captain for two years.
    13:00 2 mile time
    90 Pushups in 2 mins
    100 situps in 2 mins

    Leadership:
    Captain of two teams
    Secretary for Mock Trial (went to finals)
    On leadership team for youth group
    Lead sound tech for school (Basically I am in charge of 4 others to do sound for the school)

    Work and Service:

    Over 1500 volunteer hours in three countries (Honduras, Vietnam, USA)
    Academic Internship at a local medical school (4 years I preformed cancer research there)
    1 Year of Employment at local church as groundskeeper

    SAT and ACT:
    Math- 590
    Reading 620
    Taking ACT in less than a week

    I am planning on applying to Wheaton College ROTC as my first choice. Any input on my resume would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. USN16x

    USN16x Member

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    For the scholarship you only need to do 1 min pushups, 1 min of sit-ups, 1 mile run. You also have plenty of time to work on your application no need to rush!
     
  3. Dzall

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    I think you have an excellent chance. If you improve your SAT scores somewhat I think you would be a perfect candidate.
     
  4. dunninla

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    good luck with the ACT.

    Take the ACT and/or SAT multiple times. The highest score is what appears on your official application packet.

    Off topic, put I think its cool your school has about 25% of students with a perfect 4.0.
     
  5. Vista123

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    Given your poster-name, Im assuming you mean Wheaton College in Illinois...great school and great battalion ...pay no never mind that it is top ten least party schools ;)

    There is a frequent poster here that attends wheaton college rotc, TheOCJOsh and you may want to contact him directly as he will know the stats for there.

    Good luck
     
  6. mfleisher1

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    It's important to know that nobody here can tell you definitively whether or not you'd get the scholarship, but I understand the need to have some sort of idea where you stand. Purely based on your stats, I'd say you have a pretty good chance.

    When I was in your spot last year, my stats were very similar (my mile was a slower pace, and my GPA/SAT was slightly higher.) Keep in mind that I am NOT an expert- simply a student who has been awarded this scholarship on the first round last year. I'll give you a few pieces of advice that I found very helpful and that I believe were huge factors in my being awarded this scholarship.

    First, if you can stand it, take the SAT again. If your scores don't go up, you haven't lost anything, but if they do, then you might have gained a lot.

    Second, your push-ups and sit ups look good, but remember you only have to do 1 minute of each for you scholarship application.

    Third, your interview is very important. I was told to interview at my first choice. This isn't necessarily a requirement but consider this- if you are able to honestly tell your interviewer (the PMS at the school) that his battalion is your first choice, you are more likely to leave a good impression and have positive comments on your file. Also, it is impossible to overdress for your interview. I wore a full suit. Again, this isn't necessary, but you only get one first impression.


    Fourth, the impression you leave on the cadre of any school to which you apply is also important. I applied to three schools, and I visited somebody in the ROTC cadre of each school to meet with them. This is important because CC sees the opinion of each battalion (whether or not they would pick you up.) It sure does look great if each school has expressed interest in you. Also, consider that you may not get the scholarship to your first choice. You don't want the cadre at your second choice, to have the impression that you aren't happy with your future battalion.

    Your raw stats are good. There's always room for improvement, but you will be among the top half if not quarter of applicants. The most important thing for you, as it was for me, is to make a lasting impression on everybody you meet in relation to the Army and ROTC. It matters.

    After my interview at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the PMS walked into the office of the man who recruited me and is in charge of handling scholarships and told him "Make sure that young man comes UT." My purpose isn't to brag, but to illustrate the importance of making a good impression. I still have to prove myself once I get on campus this fall, but because of the impression I made, the expectation is for me to do well.

    I'm sorry for the length of this post, but I hope that it helps you achieve your dream of becoming an Army officer.
     
  7. WorkforJesus

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    Thanks for the info I will contact him.
     
  8. WorkforJesus

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    Thank you very much for this information. I will hopefully be visiting the college's ROTC battalion soon. Yeah I am not the best test taker so my SAT scores are a bit low. Thanks!!
     
  9. WorkforJesus

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    Thanks USN I did not know that. How do you suggest preparing physically. I want to do even better on my PFT
     

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