AROTC: Question about both my major and my college choice.

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  1. sheggers

    sheggers New Member

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    So I got accepted to a four year army ROTC scholarship program and a few things have gone unanswered since. I sent my ROTC acceptance in choosing BC as my school choice and since then BC has put me on their wait list. (the three schools I was supposed to choose from were BC, Colby, and UMASS). One of the pages I got in the letter congratulating me on my scholarship says that they will "confirm your attendance in May." and they will take into consideration a change of schools. Before May, however, I have to reserve my spot at some of the schools I have been accepted to, which is not cheap (around $300 per school) so I do not want to have to reserve my spot at multiple schools. I am quite certain that I want to go to UMASS, but does that mean if I want to change schools to that in May, but all the slots are filled I will loose my scholarship because I did not reserve my spot at any other schools that are open? Is there any way of calling and asking about open spots and to reserve a spot so I do not run into this problem? Also are they going to want me to pick from the three schools they originally sent me for the most part, or should I also look into reserving my spot at schools that were on my list of 10 schools on my scholarship, but not on the list of three they sent? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Also my second question regarding my major. I was accepted to an army ROTC scholarship with "Physical Science" as my academic discipline and from that discipline I chose premed. Most of the schools I applied to do not have a premed major, but they have a premed program . The premed program involves me choosing another major (I would very much like to choose biology as that major), but my question is, will the army allow me to do this or will I only be able to attend colleges with a premed specific major? Again any help would be fantastic.

    Also if you cannot answer the question, but know the number/email where I could get my questions answered that would be greatly appreciated as well. (I tried emailing atccps@usacc.army.mil, but I have not gotten a response). Thanks again.
     
  2. WilltheThrill

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    Regarding the major I would contact the ROTC detachment at the college you want to do the Premed program and see what majors in the program would be acceptable for your scholarship. Thats what it says in the scholarship package.
     

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