As I digress...

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  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    Okay so this is the 2nd time around for the NROTC application in my house but there are some reminders that I need.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. As I recall the Navy ROTC board (Not Marine or Nurse) will meet for the first time either in the middle or end of August. Is this accurate?

    I was also wondering. My DS2 also applied for the Naval Academy and just completed the 1st part of his medical exam (eyes) and will complete the medical history exam on Tuesday. Will the NROTC use these results or would he need to go through the exam again?

    I know the question sounds silly and we all know what the answer "should" be; however, it is the military so I would not be surprised if he has to go through this twice.
     
  2. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    DoDMERB will also report the results to the NROTC people. No need to retake.
     
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    Ahhhhhh....

    Yes, there is some reprieve.:thumb: Yea!!:beer1:
     
  4. Pima

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    As far as the NROTC board dates go, HQ NROTC is more guarded regarding the dates than Bush Beans and their recipes. :shake:

    In the yrs I have been here I have heard everything from mid Aug to mid Sept. Just get the paperwork done, and wait is all you can do right now.

    grevar, is correct that exam will be accepted by all branches. I.E. if a candidate applies to every SA and every ROTC scholarship, than every SA and every HQ ROTC will receive the same results from that exam.

    A DQ is a DQ for all of them. It is up to the branch to waive. If a waiver is needed, it is the source that requests the waiver, the candidate does not. I.E. USNA may request a waiver, but NROTC might not...or vise a verse.

    Think of DoDMERB as exactly what the acronym mean. Dept of Def. Medical Exam Review Board. It is not DoDAFMERB (AF), DDoDNMERB(Navy), etc. It is the Dept of Defense.
     
  5. Ex.BT.USN

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    Excellent

    Pima,

    I should have PM'ed you directly... Thank you once again for the insight. On another note things are looking good from our other discussion. As you have sad it's a up & down ride. You're a great resource to the forum.

    Cheers!
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    Ex.BT.USN: As Pima notes, there may be nothing in the DOD more secure than information on the dates of the NROTC boards!

    This is a great explanation of the boarding process:

    "Before offering advice on the college/university placement section, I will take a step back for a moment to familiarize you with how the whole process works. Scholarship selection boards for the Navy meet about a dozen or more times (depending on the total number of applications) throughout the year with the first board usually convening in late August/early September. Marine Corps scholarship selection boards are held in November and February. Each board will review approximately 500 applications and they are reviewed in the order in which they are received. For this reason, you want to make every effort to have all of your application complete by early August so that you will be reviewed as early as possible. By August, there are usually 2,000 to 3,000 applications completed so if you’re just finishing in the September timeframe, you may not be reviewed until several months later. The selection board ―scores‖ all of the applications it reviews based on everything contained in the application and then selects the top hundred or so highest scoring applications. Those not selected are automatically rolled to the next board which would meet about a month later and select another hundred or so applications. In this manner, about 1,800 to 1,900 students will ultimately be selected over the course of the year (the last board meets in April) out of the roughly 8,000 to 10,000 that apply. This represents around a 20 percent acceptance rate, though it varies by year"

    Source: http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/sites/nav...info-2013F.pdf
     
  7. Ex.BT.USN

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    Excellent...

    That was a insightful read, thank you.
     

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