AROTC Application- Major?

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  1. Strength and Honor

    Strength and Honor Member

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    I understand that for the Army ROTC application you have to list what you will be majoring in while on the scholarship, but what if you would have different majors at different schools you list?

    For example, I may want to major in Computer Science at VMI, but Computer Security at Norwich. How do I know what to list on my application? Or can you list a different major for each of your preferred schools? I don't want to be in a situation where I get the scholarship to Norwich for the major I did not want.

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  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You're thinking too hard. Army ROTC is not going to get upset with such a small variation in majors (especially since you might be a quartermaster officer when you graduate). Choose the major from the choices that is closest to both of those majors. It's going to play a very small role in whether you get the scholarship or not.
     
  3. Strength and Honor

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    Okay thanks Clarkson! I forgot about the Army not having major tiers like AF and Navy.
     
  4. Thompson

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    Can this be an issue down the road? Say the OP lists Computer Science on his scholarship application, but goes to Norwich for Computer Security. Does this mean that the OP's 1 time use of major switching is used up? Therefore, if the OP intends to switch majors to something else - the OP would potentially lose the scholarship?
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Not going to be an issue. They are essentially the same major. If you are switching back and forth in basically the same part of the same ADM (let's say General Engineering to Civil Engineering) no one is going to give you a hard time about it, and you aren't going to lose your scholarship. If on the other hand you switch to pre med you might have some explaining to do.
     
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    Understood. What about doing something like Aerospace --> Mechanical, and then Mechanical --> Nuclear engineering. Would you lose your scholarship this way? (I guess I should have clarified this a bit more in earlier post). I was told if you switch disciplines within the same major more than once you can still lose the scholarship that way too.
     

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