Arotc scholarship and college gpa

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  1. live4ever

    live4ever Parent

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    I am getting conflicting info on what cummulative College GPA needs to be maintained in order to keep one's scholarship. Daughter is freaking out, because her GPA has dropped due to a fail course during freshman year... Honor student in HS with a 3.9 GPA, she is now at a 2.7 :frown:
    She is extremely hard working and does very well in MS and most of her classes; passes every PT test with flying colors, even got award at Mil-ball last semester. Now we are dealing with an hysterical 19 year old. What are the outlook and what if anything does anyone recommend or suggest (she is meeting with college advisor today and PMS next wednesday)
    Thanks for you input!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    That happens in college sometimes. Actually it happens A LOT. Don't sweat. I think she is fine since you only need a 2.5 gpa to get a ROTC scholarship while in college.
    Relax - she will deal with this - her PMS will take care of her.
    When she retakes the failed class the new grade will replace the old on her GPA.
     
  3. singaporemom

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    Tell her to relax and arrange a meeting with her ROTC advisor. It's either an officer or a cadet that counsels the kids, not quite sure. My son meets with rotc advisor every semester to go over grades and major/minor plan.

    This is what is written on Univ of Oklahoma's website: (It was the first university that popped up when I searched)

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    To qualify for any type of scholarship, one must meet the following basic requirements:

    -Hold US Citizenship

    -Be no more than 31 years old by 31 December of the year one graduates from college.

    -Be a full-time student at the University of Oklahoma, an incoming freshman, or a transfer student pursuing a bachelor, master's, or doctoral degree.

    -Have a college GPA of at least 2.5 and maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester after receiving a scholarship.
    -Agree to accept a commission in the United States Army upon graduation.

    -Meet physical fitness requirements, being able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with a minimum score of 180 (60 in each event).

    -Meet medical and health requirements.

    -Participate in leadership and extracurricular activities.

    -Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all military science courses.-Meet dependency requirements.

    -Have no prior civil convictions, excluding a reasonable number of minor traffic violations.

    -Be properly released or transferred from any military unit with which you currently serve.

    It may even state this in her award letter.

    At least you know she's wanting AROTC and she wants good grades. A little freak out now and again can be healthy!!:smile:
     
  4. live4ever

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    Thank you for your very uplifting replies. It always looks like the world is coming to an end when you are 19... She also was told this "horror story" about this MS4 who was dropped for failing a course and he was prior service and had to go back to square one.... that sound horrific and i told her there must be more to the story... but because she is a bit of an overachiever she feels like a faillure right now. I will pass on the info to her... she is meeting with her PMS next wednesday (i think i did say that..)
    Thanks again!
     

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