AROTC Application complete and in for the OCT board...question

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  1. warrior44

    warrior44 New Member

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    Ok, my son has finished everything and now we are awaiting the results of the OCT board. I understand if we are selected for a scholarship that we will know sometime around Thanksgiving.

    My question is this: Will they only award 4 year scholarships from the OCT AROTC board results or will they also offer 3 years scholarships? Follow-up question - If my son only gets offered a 3 year at this OCT board, can he continue to update his file and try to "upgrade" to a 4 year in the following boards? Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. USMAROTCFamily

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    Things could change from year to year, however, for the past 2 years, virtually every single first round winner for AROTC scholarship was given 4-year scholarships and could choose between 3 different schools from their list. If your DS were to be awarded a 3-year scholarship at the first board, then he will not be re-boarded again to try to get a 4-year scholarship. There have been situations, however, where 3-year scholarship winners have been "upgraded" to 3 1/2 or 4 year winners, at the same time that the 3rd board results were released.
     
  3. ChildeRoland76

    ChildeRoland76 Member

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    Typically when your son's stutus changes to "boarded" you can't change anything on the portal after that. I'm sure there are some exceptions. Just an example. My son received a 3 year ad scholarship. Upon arriving at school and crushing the pt test, he was upgraded on campus to a 3.5 year ad scholarship. There are folks who last year had a 3 year awarded, who received word in April or may they had been upgraded to a 4 year. Good luck.

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