Arotc (transfer student)

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Alex19lib, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Alex19lib

    Alex19lib New Member

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    I've been really debating on either finishing my degree at my community college or transfer to a university for my sophomore year. I'd hate to burden my parents with the tuition costs of today. I've looked something up that said you can join after your sophomore year. Also, I wanted to know of any ways to raise my chances for a arotc scholarship. considering my highschool gpa was only about a 3.25 UW and 3.49 W I am planning on taking my act and sat people say I am a smart person who should be able to excel in the math. reading, and science departments but I will say I'm worst at writing. My degree is CS which ive been told helps a good amount and I will try to keep my grades defiantly above a 3.5 gpa UW
     
  2. sheriff3

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    If your ACT/SAT is low retake them. In the mean time seek out the recruiting officer for the school you would like to attend and make an appointment to talk with them. They will have the best information. If they encourage you to attend their program that is a good sign. Start running and show up in great shape. You can compete for a 3 year campus based scholarship. Good luck.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    What you need to understand is that you won't have any guarantees coming in. You'll have to take the leap of faith and attend a school with ROTC and enroll in the class. You are most likely not going to have a scholarship offer before you enroll in the program. If you aren't competitive for the scholarship you can still remain in the program and could become a commissioned officer, but you won't know for sure until you come and try out.
    Hopefully that makes sense. With the Army shrinking we aren't making any commitments to students until we've seen them in action.
     
  4. NorwichDad

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    Some years ago my son joined AROTC after freshman year. He took MS1 sophomore year at Norwich and then he did LTC at Fort Knox to make up the MS2 AROTC courses. This enabled him to complete MS3 and 4 classses junior and senior years.
    Clarkson I know there are a lot of AROTC changes going on. Are they still offering LTC for those who join AROTC late?
     
  5. Alex19lib

    Alex19lib New Member

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    Do you believe it's realistically possible for me to get a scholarship without any extracirculars (lived 45mins away from my highschool)?
     
  6. yakazoiii

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    I don't know for the National but everything is possible with the campus based scholarship.

    You should definitely enroll in the class and show your motivation to the program. Be the one showing up for special details instead of be designed by the squad leader; rock the blackboard; color guard/RC..
     
  7. Jcc123

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    Why does the distance you live from your school dictate your ability to be involved in extra-curriculars? You can have a part-time job, volunteer, be active in clubs or rec sports, etc., that have nothing to do with your school. In order to be successful here, you have to want it, which means you do not make excuses for the things you "can't" do - you find ways to do them.
     

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