AROTC Scholarship

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  1. Jbrochu22

    Jbrochu22 Member

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    I received a scholarship from the 2nd board to three schools, but one of the schools is one I no longer wish to attend and the school I want to go to wasn't on my list at the time. I want to go to Coastal Carolina and I have already been accepted, so could I submit a request to get my scholarship transferred over to cover the fees at Coastal Carolina if I show my acceptance? I read somewhere that you can do that and wanted to know if it's true.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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    Yes you can transfer the scholarship. Contact the recruiting officer at Coastal Carolina and he should be able to help you out. From what I heard from the ROO at IU who wanted me to transfer, it's actually a pretty simple process. I can forward you the email if you like, just PM me.

    AND CONGRATS
     
  3. Jbrochu22

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    Thank you very much, congrats to you too!
     
  4. kinnem

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    Just keep in mind that a transfer of the scholarship is not guaranteed. Also, last year they didn't even start looking at transfer requests until April.... so you may need to be very patient.
     
  5. Jbrochu22

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    Thanks for letting me know Kinnem, I'll get right on that to see what the deal is.
     
  6. Jcleppe

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    In reality, transferring a scholarship is not really a simple process.

    There are a lot of factors that go into transferring a scholarship:

    Cost of new school.
    Is it on the same Brigade.
    Available scholarship slots at the new school.

    Jbrochu22,

    Wait until you receive your official letter before making any requests, what shows on the status page is not always what is in the official letter. Once you receive your letter contact the ROO at the school you wish to transfer to, let them know your intent and follow their directions.
     
  7. Trackswagggg

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    Congrats!
     
  8. Pima

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    +1 Jcleppe.

    It may appear simple to do on your side, but it is by no means a sure shot of it occurring for the reasons Jcleppe. It is not a simple process for them, because they have to look at every unit, and when you move one student it has a domino effect, not only on the size of the unit, but costs too.

    Be prepared to pay out two deposits. The first to the college that you now have a scholarship, and the second to CCU. Most colleges want the deposits/answer of matriculation by May 1st. Thus, this is a conversation to have with the folks.
    ~ Contact the bursar at both colleges, sometimes they will be lenient and say that they will refund the deposit. Some are strict and you can be out 500 bucks.
    ~ Additionally, you need to look at the fact that most schools have overnight orientations. It is 1st come, 1st serve. They usually start doing it as early as mid-june. This is when you sign up for classes. The longer you wait to attend the orientation can mean at small colleges those perfect class times starting at 10 are closed out and now your only other options are 8 a.m or 3 p.m. If you wait to register until you know for sure you are attending you are risking getting that funky schedule. You will get all of your classes that you need, because the school knows how many of the classes that they need, but probably not the schedule that you want.
     
  9. Roxymom

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  10. The OC Josh

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    When I transferred schools (in 2010) it was a whole different ballgame. But anyways, one of the main reasons I could was because I was proactive immediately after I got the letter. I called the ROO. It's a lot easier for the ROO to say no through e-mail than it is over the phone. I'd meet face to face or at least over the phone.
     
  11. Jbrochu22

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    That's very smart.. thanks for the advice!
     

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