AROTC Engineering

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  1. Noot

    Noot New Member

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    I received a 4 year AROTC scholarship to Virginia Tech, and on the letter they sent me, it said that my Academic Discipline was Engineering. I heard from Virginia Tech that I got into the school, but did not get into the School of Engineering. What does this mean for me? Is my scholarship still valid?
     
  2. Noot

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    If it helps, my second choice major for Virginia Tech was Physics, after General Engineering
     
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    What will be your major? So long as it is a "TECH" major (essentially the same as STEM), there should not be a problem.

    Physics should definitely do it. Simply tell your detachment what your major is once it is finalized.
     
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    http://rotc.unlv.edu/Cadet Forms/High School Scholarship Application.pdf

    Go to pages 17-18

    According to this, the majors are grouped into academic disciplines. Physics and Chemistry are not in the same group as Engineering. I know this because DS looked at switching from Chemical Engineering to Chemistry. He could have switch from ChemE to MechE, the switch from Chem E to Chem would have required approval at a level above the Battalion level.

    Many Engineering Schools are very protective of their status and even have their own admissions process.

    Best of luck.

    Whatever you do, don't give up. I am sure that some on this forum will give you some good advice.
     
  5. Roxymom

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    As long as your Freshman year courses match general Engineering I wouldn't expect a problem. You should discuss with V Tech cadre. Some state universities don't even let you "declare your major" until sophomore year with a minimum GPA. I know PSU requires a 3.0.
     

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