can I switch Army ROTC and apply to the AFA my second year after I took a scholarship

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  1. jagabiti

    jagabiti Member

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    I posted this on the ROTC thread but thought I would repost under AFA

    So this is the question...if DS takes a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship to a state school can he reapply to the AFA next year? He didn't get an AFROTC scholarship this year but can't afford college with out the Army scholarship...any advice? Who do I talk to?
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Usually, when you accept a scholarship, you contract with that service. I don't know about the specifics for AROTC, but you might want to do some research there. It may or may not be easy/possible to switch after words.
     
  3. equestriangrl93

    equestriangrl93 Member

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    I have the same question.
     
  4. Candidate2015

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    For an AROTC scholarship it is not binding until you start your sophomore year. In other words you can leave scott free anytime before then, almost like a trial run similar to the first two years at an academy. So yes, you can most definitely apply.

    Concerning a nomination however, I have no clue what the situation is about that. Normally you can file for an ROTC nomination through your unit, however, this is normally the case for people who are applying to USMA while in AROTC and USAFA while in AFROTC etc. I don't know if this holds true to you with the cross service nature of your scenario. If anybody knows that I would like to know myself just out of plain curiosity.
     
  5. Germanican Kid

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    I'm in the same scenario. I have not heard back from AFROTC, and so I had to sign for the AROTC scholarship before the deadline of March 31. I received the TWE, and I'm planning of reapplying next year.
     
  6. urbonman6

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    ROTC to AFA

    I agree with Candidate2015, I believe you aren't officially commited and therefore obliged to that service until the start of the junior year. There is a freshman in my squad now that did one year of ROTC at a state school then got accepted here and transferred painlessly. In fact, if you didn't already know, there are nomination slots available specifically for ROTC cadets.
     
  7. jakealicious4

    jakealicious4 New Member

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    Yes you are able to contract on an ROTC scholarship of a certain branch and then later switch to an Academy of another branch if appointed. This is because that both the Academy and ROTC are paid for through the department of defense so even if contracted they will permit the switch.
     
  8. jakealicious4

    jakealicious4 New Member

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    And yes you do have the first year to drop ROTC with no consequences, but even after your first year if you get appointed you will be allowed to switch.
    Im almost positive.
     
  9. aglages

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    I believe that it can be done "legally", but what kind of recommendation will an Army ROTC officer give to a student that is using his/her AROTC scholarship just to pay for school while trying again to get an appointment to the USAFA? Do you need a recommendation from your college Army cadre when you apply for the USAFA? I know I've seen advice on this forum about letting your cadre know as soon as you enter their battalion if you are planning on applying to a SA. Will they resent the fact that you are using a scholarship that might have gone to someone serious about being an Army officer? I don't have many answers but I do wonder about how well this might actually work.
    Good Luck!
     

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