Army ROTC (have't committed) to Naval Academy? Possible?

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  1. dkdino

    dkdino Member

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    Hi, I was given a 4-year scholarship (so I'd have to contract) for Army ROTC. I was rejected by USNA and I will reapply...but I am not sure if this is permitted because I heard that through ROTC, the only service academy one could apply to is West Point because it is in the same branch. Will I only receive a nomination through the ROTC commander? How about via MOCs? Thank you.
     
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    I'm an rotc cadet with a scholarship and contract and I will be going to Annapolis on July 1. It is completely allowed.
     
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    Thanks for the information!!! Can't wait for the PTs. Hopefully I can max my CFA.

    However, I don't know how to approach my PMS about this. I don't want him to think that I am a dropout!
     
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    Where will you be going in the fall? And my cadre were very helpful, of corse they bust my balls but your PMS will likely be a West Point grad. Mine is and thought it was a great idea.
     
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    I will go to UMBC which is an affiliate school of JHU's ROTC.
     
  6. Parker

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    I'm also in Army ROTC and heading to Annapolis this summer. Be sure to try really hard this year and volunteer for a lot of things. Do Ranger Challenge, Color Guard, Cannon Crew, etc. and try to get ROTC awards. It was my third time applying and I really felt that ROTC was a major deciding factor in the admissions decision. I also received awards for top cadet and highest pt score and I'm almost positive that those got me in. The only downside is people will give you a lot of crap for going to Annapolis instead of West Point.

    P.S.: ROTC was a great learning experience and I'm absolutely certain that it will assist me in everyday life while at the academy.
     
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    Oh, and work really hard and make a good impression on your instructors so you can get one of them to write you a letter of recommendation.
     
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    Thanks for replying, but third time!! Congrats!!!

    I am reapplying but I just can't imagine reapplying a third time. What did you go through? after being rejected the 2nd time?

    Hopefully I can clinch the ROTC scholarship but the waiver decision is probably going to pass the May 1st deadline for most colleges.......
     
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    Well, I was certainly distraught. I went to Northwestern Preparatory School and boosted my application any way I could find. A lot of my friends made it into an academy, and I was devastated when I didn't get to go with them.

    When I reapplied, it was kind of a "just in case" deal. I actually like Army ROTC (joined because of scholarship offer) and figured I could comfortably stay there if I wasn't accepted again. But at a certain point, I realized that if I wasn't willing to keep trying for my dream, then it wasn't really my dream in the first place.

    I can't tell you how rewarding it was to finally be accepted to the school of my dreams. At this point, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm not much of a believer in fate, but honestly I think that everything worked out the way it should have. I had more time to solidify my goals and experience the world after high school. Plus, I sincerely believe that the extra experience from college and ROTC and needing to work extra hard for my goals is even more valuable than what I could have attained while at an academy. It all adds up to making a (hopefully) great officer.

    If you make it in next year, then I really believe that it is what is best for you. Maybe you would have had regrets about not receiving a "real college" experience or something like that. I'm not even sure if I would have made it straight out of high school. Just do the best you can and I know that you will be satisfied with the results in the long run.
     

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