AROTC, Can I somehow make it?

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  1. Yorky

    Yorky New Member

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    My GPA is 2.5 unweighted, weighted 3.25
    ACT Composite- 25
    SAT- Reading 630, Math 610
    3 year Varsity Wrestler
    1 year Varsity Lacrosse and Swim Team
    5.50 Mile Run, 41 Push-up (1 min), 40 Sit-Ups (1 min)
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    I won't sugar coat it, your GPA could be an issue, that's not to say the rest of your application won't carry you. A lot will depend on your school selections as well.

    Remember, you can still join ROTC without a scholarship, do well and compete for a campus scholarship.

    Don't give up hope yet but always have a Plan B in your back pocket.

    Best of luck.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 Jcleppe

    GPA is tough. Decent SAT though.
    What ROTC schools are you seeking scholarship for?
    You might have a shot at a 3 year AD. 4 year is a long shot.

    Here is the deal, if you don't receive the AROTC scholarship, beg, borrow (don't steal) your way to the most affordable state college Army ROTC program as a non-contract/non-scholarship cadet. Then hustle and get the best grades possible, max the APFT and earn a 3 year advanced designee scholarship by impressing the ROO and PMS. This is the route my DS took.
     
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  4. Yorky

    Yorky New Member

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    Thank you for the responses. @gokings814, I am planning to go to either the Citadel or Appalachian state in North Carolina. I had major problems in Junior year where I bit off more than I could chew when I decided to enroll into 4 AP Classes. My study habits weren't suited for those classes, and dropped my Unweighted GPA down quite a bit. And I will consider your option as well. Sounds like a good Plan B whether or not I am not accepted.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Are you an in-state resident in NC or SC?
     
  6. Yorky

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    In state resident for NC. Sorry I for the late response, I had to go to practice.
     
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    Check FIU in Miami, FL
     

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