Awaiting Transfer Notification

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  1. NROTC-MOM

    NROTC-MOM New Member

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    Like many others, my son was not accepted to his 1st choice school, however, was accepted to all others. He immediately put in for a transfer. Two public schools that are "out of state", one in-state school and one private. He listed his in-state as his last choice. The Private school immediately said that would grant an extension for his deposit, the state schools are not. Based on what I am reading on the different threads, my best guess is that he will probably get his in-state school based on budget issues. Am I correct or is the transfer decision solely made on unit availability, then preference? Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I'll be interested to hear the answer to this as well but everything I've been told from Pensacola or my son's NROTC coordinator, as well as read here on the forums, was that for Navy ROTC (I realize the other branches are different), that it is NOT based on cost, but strictly a wait list that they go down so your son would get whichever school has a slot open up first. So based on just where he is on respective waitlists. In other words, they don't look at your son's choices as in #'s 2-5 and go down the HIS list. Instead they look at University X (which may be your son's #2) and fill the slots as they go. Same for the rest of them - so he could not get off any of the wait lists or could get off all of them. Although I guess cost is considered in that a lot of schools only have remaining vacancies for students who qualify for in-state tuition so he might come off one of those waitlists much quicker.

    I've found the same thing - trying to get extensions on two schools and the big-name private one had no problems giving him an extension while I'm still battling with State U to just get a couple extra days. :rolleyes:
     
  3. ebfarrar

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    If misery loves company we are in the same boat! :) I really don't know but I would think unit availability would be a major consideration. My son has applied for a transfer as well and his first choice said no go on extension of deposit - it is also a state school. One school has worked with us in a hurry in admissions but can't get anyone with NROTC to call me back to give me any idea on unit availability. The adventure starts early!!
     
  4. NROTC-MOM

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    Thanks, this is helpful...I guess we will wait and see.
     
  5. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Another point I just wanted to make sure you're aware of. You do need to request to be on the waitlists for the other schools - NROTC doesn't necessarily know that he wasn't accepted to his #1 school, nor do they automatically assume he wants #2 and put him on that waitlist. Additionally, you can be on up to 3 waitlists and they do NOT have to be your #2-4 schools or whatever. So if you talked to Pensacola and they told you that some of the waitlists were closed and he had happened to apply to some other schools (that offer NROTC but weren't on his original list), he could add his name to those waitlists as well/instead (up to 3 total). Just a FYI in case like my son, yours listed mostly "reach" schools for his 5 NROTC choices, but also applied for several safety schools.
     
  6. NROTC-MOM

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    Thanks for this. He immediately contacted the NROTC that he was not accepted and asked to be put on the wait list for three schools. Unfortunately, even though he applied to all in September and was accepted early fall, received his scholarship in November, his #1 did not send out their decisions for all applicants until April 1st, so he is late onto the waitlists. He contacted each of the three units to let them know he applied for transfers to their units. I'm confident he will end up where he is supposed to be, it is simply me trying to save $'s as the deposits do add up. Thanks again.
     
  7. Navy Wife

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    We were in this same situation 2 years ago with my son. In late March he received his NROTC scholarship to his #3 school. ( an out -of- state public school to which he had been accepted). He requested a transfer to another out -of- state public school. He was very far down on the wait list and shortly after they closed the list. We waited till July 28th when he was finally offerred an opportunity to switch. ( 2 days before tuition was due at the school he was assigned to).
    The challenge we found with the wait list, is that they send out emails to the students. They then have 2 weeks to respond and either accept/decline the transfer. Many of those students never responded to the email, so you had 2 week increments where nothing was happening before they move onto the next stunet on the list. My son called every week to find out where he was on the list.
     
  8. ebfarrar

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    Wow. I guess I should be more encouraged since your son ended up with the assignment he wanted but that's a long time.....Our number one transfer choice wants their deposit on May 1st and there are no exceptions.
     
  9. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Just wanted to update and let you know that they evidently learned from this. My son got offers to his 3 waitlist schools today and all gave him "3 business days" to accept or decline or they would automatically remove his name from the wait list.

    I misread her post the first time through as well, but she's referring to TUITION (nearly $20,000 for the semester for my son's #1 school - also due on August 1! :eek: ) not the normal DEPOSIT (usually only a few hundred dollars). Quite a difference.

    Incidentally we're STILL battling with the state school. Asking for FOUR days and first they said they would work on it by phone then keep leaving messages at home and not calling my cell like I keep leaving them (since I'm never home when they actually call). Then when I finally got them they told me they were too busy to talk to me then but they'd call back. Which they did at the wrong time and wrong number the next day. Finally reached them again and they (and I'm talking to the same counselor each time) said it had to be in writing via email for the request to be considered (couldn't they have told me this a week ago?) so did that but still no reply.
     
  10. NROTC-MOM

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    Today, my son received notification that his transfer request has been accepted for the Private School (definitely the highest tuition), so the short answer to my original post is that it is definitely based on Unit Availability and not on in-state vs. out-of-state. Glad to have this over and definitely appreciate the good work that Ms. Parker is doing.
     
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    Oh wow! I did miss that!!! But that is fantastic on the transfer notifications!!!!!!! Ok while Im writing this my son just got his too!!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!!! Sooooo happy!!!!!
     
  12. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Congrats to you and your son!!! So where will everyone be heading?! :thumb:
     
  13. ebfarrar

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    He is headed to Virginia Tech! We live in Nashville, TN! And yours?
     
  14. NROTC-MOM

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    My son is headed to Marquette and is thrilled! This is a great site, thanks for all the advicesmile:
     
  15. ebfarrar

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    So glad we can all enjoy our summer! :) congratulations
     
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    Yeay!!!

    Sent out a ton (I mean a ton) of offers off the waitlist today.
    Stayed four and half hours late to offer as many as possible. (Wanted Good Friday, to actually be good for at least some people.)

    It is an in and out of state, but it is also an availability thing as well.

    Now phone calls will actually be returned, seeing that there are actually answers to give. :)

    Give a few days for confirmation because it will take a few days to update all the offers.
     
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    Congratulations!!! MU is a great school! My nephew had a great 4 years there. I hope your son enjoys his time in WI. Our senior was accepted into the nursing school, but not able to go. Looking at other options at this point.

    P-Flying 17 is a wonderful person indeed. No one should stay late on Friday's! THAT'S how lucky the Navy is to have her! :thumb:
     
  18. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    :thumb::thumb::thumb: to P-Flying17!!!

    Congrats on Marquette - my son was also accepted there, but we're not all that thrilled with the Wisconsin area (especially after the 10 inches of snow we just got a couple days ago! :rolleyes: ). My son will hopefully be attending MIT, but we're actually not waiting on the transfer (he'd requested them to his #2-4 schools after being deferred by MIT in Dec) but instead still one of those lucky folks waiting on Dodmerb. Despite being completely qualified back last July, he got hurt over Christmas so we're waiting for a final clearance which can't be made until early May so hoping for the best. If that doesn't work out (and he can't do the ROTC :frown: ) then he'll be heading to the University of Minnesota since MIT is a bit out of our budget range without the scholarship!

    Good luck to everyone's kids!
     
  19. ebfarrar

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    Thank you P -Flying 17 for all your work. We are all smiles. :)
     
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    I'm AROTC as that is who my son just finished his freshman year As a ROTC scholarship Cadet, but I have to say way to go Navy! how wonderful that this poster is someome working so hard to get word out to both future cadets and future parents.
     

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