AROTC Scholarship transfers?

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  1. GAMCJROTCMOM

    GAMCJROTCMOM Member

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    Does anyone know the answer to this question? -- my daughter received the AROTC scholarship to 5 schools and 2 of the schools she hadn't applied to. She's since changed her mind about where her 1st choice is (she had gotten her 1st choice on her scholarship letter) and wants one of the schools to which she just now applied. What is she better off doing as far as the May 1 deadline? Should she put another school down and hope to be able to switch or should she put the school she hasn't yet been accepted to and hope to switch? This process is so nervewrecking!!
     
  2. BobMcMahon

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    Speak with her Recruiting Officer immediately

    If she really wants the scholarship, but doesn't "want" to go to her first choice she needs to get her Recruiting Officer and ROTC HQ on the line ASAP to discuss options.

    All ROTC programs get equal treatment regarding scholarship dollars - that's why all the programs have quotas. This is why school selection and placement is so critical. It is difficult, but not impossible to transfer the scholarship - but only the ROTC HQ can make that decision.

    And her's something to consider - just because you put a favorite school 1st doesn't mean your scholarship will wind up there. Likewise, if all school quotas on your list are filled, the Army then makes selections for you based upon where there is availability in ROTC units. That's why her scholarship was assigned to 2 additional schools - as back-up options. She's very lucky that her award is to all five of her choices! NROTC candidates really have it much, much harder this year - competition wise; quotas are filled across the country!
     
  3. The OC Josh

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    Contact the ROTC Cadre at her first choice university.
    Not only can they give you information about their quota for this year, they can also guide you in your dealings with Cadet Command.

    Regarding the letter you have now, make sure you accept to somewhere by the date so that you don't lose the scholarship completely.


    Again, contact the PMS at her top choice and they can help you with the rest!
     
  4. GAMCJROTCMOM

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    Thank you, both! She actually met with the Commander at her 1st pick school last week and he told her to put them down as her 1st pick since their tuition is more than her 2nd and 3rd choices. More likely she can transfer the scholarship that way. Bob - the AROTC works a little differently than the NROTC. You get 5 choices and can pick any of the 5. Not like NROTC where you have to go to your first choice unless you decide to transfer it.
     
  5. cjs

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    Actually you won't get 5 choices if there aren't any allocations left at the schools on your list. My son originally got one choice from the January boards as his other schools were filled already.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    I got a scholarship during the first board, but still only got 3 out of 7 school choices.
    I guess it just varies.
     
  7. GAMCJROTCMOM

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    So, you're not guaranteed that the 5 on your letter have a spot for you? I'm confused.
     
  8. cjs

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    If the offer letter lists 5 schools then those 5 schools have a allocation open and temporarily being held for your daughter. I say temporary because she has to chose on and then the 4 not chosen will be available at the next board for others.
    The amount of school/schools in the offer letter seems to depend on whether or not there are any allocations left at the time of the offering.

    Congrats of having all of her choices!!
     
  9. The OC Josh

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    Sorry if I caused confusion.
    I listed 7 choices on the initial, online application.
    On the letter, I got 3 of those choices.
     

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