AROTC Application GPA Rounded?

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  1. bfhsj

    bfhsj 4-Year AROTC Scholarship Recipient

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    Hi, I am a high school senior applying for an Army ROTC scholarship.

    Is the GPA on the application rounded to the nearest .1? My (unweighted) GPA is 3.63, but my "approved" (it won't let me change it) GPA is listed as "3.60." I've been trying to call the ROTC scholarship number, but it's been busy every time I've tried. Is it worth it to continue trying?

    I know this isn't a big deal but my application is otherwise complete and I figured why not try to fix it if it's incorrect.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. AggieWill

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    First, I was told be CC a few weeks ago that they don't round up. My DS had a 3.84 at the end of Jr year, showed up as a 3.80 on the website application. After some adjustments, it became a 3.85. We hoped it would round up to 3.9, but it didn't. My DS email CC with the questions, and they were very clear that a 3.8x is a 3.8, no rounding.

    Second, even if they did round up, your 3.63 is still a 3.6.... :)

    Third: GPA actually has very little bearing...as long as you're above a 3.0/1100 SAT, you'll get max points for that with the PMS interview. Otherwise, the next time it's considered is the Review Board, and I don't think there is a score for GPA, just a subjective review by the board of PMSs.

    I think a 3.6 UW, especially if you have some AP classes with As/Bs will be ok.
     
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    bfhsj 4-Year AROTC Scholarship Recipient

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    Thank you for your response!

    That makes sense. I wasn't hoping they would round up to 3.70, I just wish they would list my GPA as "3.63" instead of "3.60," especially if, say, a 3.55 is treated as a "3.60" as well.

    I do have 9 AP classes and 13 Honors classes, although I'm taking 5 of these this year (so they're not on my transcript). Are they likely to notice the advanced classes on the transcript and view my GPA more favorably because of them? I'm mostly nervous because I heard that the PMSs only have a few minutes per file, so they may not see the details.
     
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    My daughter had a 3.57 (last year) and they rounded it to 3.50. Was surprised but she didn't question it. In the grand scheme of things, that .7 or your .3 is not going to impact anything, especially if they even it out for everyone. Here is a great blog on the scoring of the whole person if it gives you any comfort, grades are just a small little piece of the puzzle.

    https://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/the-whole-person-score-what-is-it/

    I echo @AggieWill in that the main thing is to have a 3.0, 24 ACT/or 1100 SAT to get max points on the interview. I don't know what level of schools you are going for, but 3 of the 4 schools my daughter visited said a 3.5 or higher GPA is competitive and one said a 3.6 GPA is competitive based on who they see getting the national scholarships. One of the schools had a 4 year recipient with a 3.2 GPA but a 28 ACT, another poster on here, her son was awarded a 4 year last year on the first board with a 3.4 and a 23 ACT. Again, it is about the whole person score. Check out the above blog post, it was written by Clarksonarmy who we are lucky to have on this board!
     
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    On the PMS interview they listed my son's GPA as a 3.0 based on a true GPA of 2.97 at the time. By the time he graduated it was over 3.00. He won a 4-year. He had a 28 ACT.
     
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