AROTC qualifications

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  1. Hashiriya

    Hashiriya Member

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    I was just wondering that if you guys think the Army ROTC would pick me up if I am 27 and my SAT scores were less than 920. I will have completed a little over 90 credits after this semester and I have a 3.8 GPA at the moment. I could always retake the SAT if that was a requirement (as the last time I took it was 9 years ago). Does anyone know if both my age and current SAT score would be a limiting factor though?

    I am also a 2nd year AFROTC cadet who is just as worried as everybody else is about getting an EA for this summer's field training. I thought if I didn't get picked up this year that I might switch over to AROTC. I know the lifestyle differences in both branches and I don't mind either. My main goal is just to be a military officer no matter what branch picks me up.

    Thanks a lot for any feedback guys. :)
     
  2. FloridaDad

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    27 years old? No the ROTC is for 17-26 year-olds only, no exceptions.
     
  3. Hashiriya

    Hashiriya Member

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    according to the Army website:

    REQUIREMENTS

    To enroll in Army ROTC you must be:

    Accepted or enrolled in one of more than 273 programs and more than 700 additional affiliated colleges or universities
    At least 17 years old and not have reached your 32nd birthday upon commissioning
    A U.S. citizen
    Physically fit

    There are separate requirements for AROTC scholarships right?? I think those requirements are limited to age 26 but to go non-scholarship isn't if I read correctly
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    If you are non scholarship, 27 is just fine. I didn't look in the reg, but I'm pretty sure age is not an issue for you. If you already have two years of college under your belt your SAT scores don't matter. We'll only look at your GPA.
    I would suggest you talk to the Army ROTC enrollment officer at your school. If you were at Clarkson I would be more than happy to consider you for inclusion in my MS III class. The only issue I would have is that I would need to see an academic plan for you to be a full time student for 4 semesters after you join us. If you are DODMERB Q, physically fit, and want to be an officer, we could do business.
     
  5. FloridaDad

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    Sorry I misunderstood, thought he meant scholarships.

    Clarksonarmy - If someone does ROTC classes do they have to pay for them or will the cost for ROTC classes be covered. (none scholarship of course)
     
  6. Hashiriya

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    That would be awesome clarksonarmy. Unfortunately, Georgia is located nowhere near you ;). I am already DODMERB qualified so I will definitely put the Army ROTC as my backup plan.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    paying for school depends on the school and what their arrangement is. Host schools typically don't charge extra for one extra class. Cadets from partner schools might have to pay to enroll in the ROTC class at the Host. In my area all 4 of my schools have a reciprocal agreement that any student can cross enroll in any course for free, so I don't have that issue, but I know of other Battalions that have cadets (scholarship and non) who have to pay to take the program.
     
  8. Hashiriya

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    The way I understand it is that you do have to pay for the classes at my college. Luckily, Hope Scholarship covers up to 127 credit hours in Georgia.
     

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