Back up plan advice...

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by shawbyupnorth, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. shawbyupnorth

    shawbyupnorth New Member

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    Merry Christmas! My son is an official candidate at USNA for class of 2017. He has received a nomination from our congressman this week. Our congressman only has one slot, so it looks like he has a 10% chance. This area is quite confusing.

    He has not applied for NROTC, but has applied to Univ. of Mich which has a program.

    If he really has passion for the Navy and doesn't get an appointment, what are the best alternatives?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Attend a school like U of M that has an NROTC unit and participate as a college programmer (unless he wants to do what he should have initially done and apply for an NROTC scholarship immediately). College programmers participate in NROTC with the same leadership and training opportunities that mids on scholarship receive, except they do not attend summer training. Each semester starting spring of freshman year he can apply for an in-school (sideload) scholarship. If he does not receive a scholarship he must attain Advanced Standing by his rising junior year (basically he's approved to continue the program). At that time he would receive the stipend but no tuition money. This is the route my DS took and he won a 2.5 year NROTC scholarship a couple weeks ago and will be attending summer training this year.
     
  3. navyasw02

    navyasw02 Member

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    If he has any ambition of going nuclear, NUPOC is the best deal/scam in the Navy. You get paid E5 or E6 pay (cant remember) in college your last two years, dont have to do a thing and you go to OCS after and get commissioned. The best thing is those two years counts as active duty time and count towards retirement. If I had known about it I wouldn't have gone to the Academy.
     
  4. FUTURENAVYMOM

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    If truly has passion for Navy, I would say definitely apply for NROTC scholarship. I am always surprised by how many candidates apply to the Academy but not for NROTC. In any case, he could always do college program NROTC, and apply for scholarship later as kinnem stated or reapply to Academy next year if he does not get an appointment for class of 2017.
     
  5. TakeMyAdvice

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    options...

    Enlisting is another option, they can re-apply for an officer's program (including USNA) once all training is completed. NAPS may also come into the picture and must be considered, highly recommed attending NAPS, for reasons that would be too many to list in this post.
     
  6. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    If I might ask ... what are those stats, i.e. USNA candidates who don't apply to NROTC? I've not seen those anywhere.
     
  7. FUTURENAVYMOM

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    Whistle Pig...I must defer. I can only say from my own experience with my DS going through the process, we have met a lot of candidates and parents at summer seminar, cvw, admission events, and even our congressman's reception for nominees most recently...and when talking to them we were surprised to learn that the majority of them did not apply for rotc. Many did apply to multiple service academies, but not rotc. I found that surprising. However, I don't have any stats.
     

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