AROTC Transfer

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  1. jbeykz

    jbeykz Member

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    I found out today that I had been wait listed at the school where I received and accepted a 4 year AROTC Scholarship. I am very disappointed as it was my first choice. It says that a very small percent get taken off the wait list, so I plan on transferring my scholarship.

    There are two schools that I would certainly consider transferring my scholarship. When requesting the transfer is there anyway I can request a transfer to both and Cadet Command could approve the transfer to which ever works better for them? Especially if they can only approve the transfer to one of them. I hope by doing this I can increase my chances of a successful transfer.

    Thank you!
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Here's what you need to do. Talk to the Battalion at the school you were wait listed at to see if they have any pull up at admissions. If the school lets you get away they are loosing out on someone who will be paying the sticker price, so they might want to reconsider. If that doesn't work you need to talk to the battalions at the two schools you are considering and see if they are "full" yet. They may not have any room left for Cadet Command to allow you to transfer. At some point you are going to have to choose one. Hopefully you have acceptance letter to both schools. And finally you should expect to have your scholarship downgraded to a 3 year if the schools have no allocations and Cadet Command still grants the transfer.
    Good luck
     
  3. jbeykz

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    Thank you. I have acceptance letters to both schools, so I have that part. I'll email both schools tonight and the school I was wait listed at also to see what I can find out. Thank you very much for your help.
     
  4. goaliedad

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    You might also want to talk to admissions directly as well, if nothing else to find out how high you are up on the wait list and how far down their list they have been getting and whether having FA in hand affects your list positioning.

    Many OOS publics (not sure about your particular school) use OOS students as revenue sources (marginal cost < marginal revenue). However many cap the number coming in for political reasons (it doesn't look good to deny qualified in-state for OOS), so it may come down to a pure number of slots issue.

    As much as the Battalion has an interest in getting you in the door, ultimately you are responsible for the decision as to whether you should wait out an acceptance off the wait list or to take the shot at the transfer. The Battalion is your ally, but you are in charge of this operation.
     

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