AROTC application process

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  1. Kyle_LF

    Kyle_LF Member

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    I am currently a Junior in HS and I am in the process of applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. ON the Initial application on GoArmy.com and it asks that I have my SAT scores and Transcript sent in, Must I send them in before i send the application, or can I have them sent in after I send it in. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. FloridaDad

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    Your application will be in limbo until they get your SATS and transcript.
     
  3. gojack

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    Your current concerns should be;
    -SAT/ACT
    -HS GPA
    -PT test (get into peak shape)
    -extra-curricular / leadership
    -College choices/degree, carefully thought out
    What are your stats/plans BTW?

    You can start your application anytime after it becomes available,
    You can edit it and change it up until a couple weeks before the first board.
    You want to have it started before you submit your HS transcript.
    HS will be largely closed over the summer, so make sure that the
    transcript is sent before your school office shuts down.
    Or make arrangements to have it sent over the summer.

    Also make arrangements with one of your HS coaches
    to give you a PT test - more than once

    If you are itching for something else to do,
    look at the two areas on the app where you can write an essay
    and get started on those - and write them really well.
    There is a word count limit on both, so write brief but well.
    You should also plan on having someone
    like your English teacher correct/edit it before you submit it.
     
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  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Kyle...you start the application first. Once you hit send on the application you will be prompted to do 4 things
    submit test scores
    submit transcripts
    get an interview done
    take a PFT
    Cadet Command will continue to bug you until all these things are sent in, and you won't be considered for the scholarship until all 4 are received.

    Good luck
     
  5. Kyle_LF

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    For the Application, I was told by an admissions councilor that letters of recommendation would be encouraged. How do I add these to my application when I am sending it via online. Or do they send the letters straight to a certain address?
     
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    From what I understand they do not accept letters of recommendation for AROTC scholarship applications.
     
  8. Kyle_LF

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    Hmm. does anyone else have a opinion or a differrent view? just in case?
     
  9. FloridaDad

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    AROTC do not accept letters of recommendation.
     
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    Ok thanks, I did not know that before, SO that is one less thing to worrie about. I will finish the inline applicatio tomorrow now thta I know I can send the rest of the stuff in later on. Just to add a little more about my self, I have my varsity letter in soccer, track, and skiing. I love band, been doing it sence 4th grade. I am dedicated, and never give up. I have looked foward to doing ROTC sence sophmore year when I first found out about it. IF I dont get the 4-year scholarship I will still go to norwich for 1 year and try for the campous based one for students.
     
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    *online, Application. might make more sence now..
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    you probably won't be able to start the online applications for another month or two. Take a deep breath and relax a little. The first board will probably meet some time in October, so you don't need to be in too much of a rush. Keep doing your research, keep looking at your options, and keep in touch. I would also suggest you look at some other schools besides Norwich. Putting all your eggs in one basket may cause you some problems down the road. Might I suggest you take a look at Clarkson University (shameless plug).
     
  13. Kyle_LF

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    I am going to apply to Norwich, VMI, Citidal, Texas A&M, and North Georiga. The online application on Goarmy.com is avaible to students inroling in college in fall 2012. Which is when I going to start college.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Well I'll be...looks like the application process is open for fall of 2011. I'll make sure to alert the masses. Looks like you are a Senior Military College kind of guy, Good luck with the process. I'm sure we'll be seeing you often on the board here.
     
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    It says that the deadline for Fall 2011 was Janruary 10th. But when u click start application is says fall 2012. But yes I am Senior Military College, its where I see my self being. I do hope to be talking to many people on these forms as they seem live a very valuble resource. I strive to do my best at every thing I do, and this is a big stepping stone in my life I do not want to mess up.
     
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    I am preparing myself to take to PT test that I must take, is it better to have a coach do it, a local college, or someone who will travill to test people who wish to take it? I run 3 miles every day, I do push ups and situps..properly, I have gottne help in getting the proper form. What else should I do to better prepare myself for this test? Running is defintly my strong point.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    my advice is to take the PFT, which is slightly different than the APFT. If you have a coach or gym teacher do it, that will be fine. This really isn't a big part of the applications process, so do your best, but don't focus on it. A well written essay and a solid interview will have much more impact than a good PT test score.
     
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    What is the difference between the two, is one better or just recommended. If so would I bring the same card/sheet for them to fill out? As for the essay and interview, what part of the process do they come about. I am working on the online application now, and I have yet to come across it. thanks for the help.
     
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    The PFT is the test you take for the application, it is easier than the APFT but that doesn't matter. I suggest doing the PFT. The essay is somewhere towards the end of the application. As for the interview, you will have to set that up yourself at a local ROTC office, or you can head over to your first choice school and do it. I think it helps if you do the interview at a school that you are applying to. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
     
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    AROTC PT test instructions Here: Link

    AROTC PT Test Form Here; Link

    The AROTC PT test is 1 minute pushups, situps and ONE mile run
    Army PT test is 2 minute pushups, situps and TWO mile run

    If you turn in a Army PT test you time for the 2 mile run could
    be mistaken for a (very poor) time on the required one mile run.

    Source page Here: Link
     

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