Chance of getting NROTC scholarship

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  1. Annapolis USX

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    Hi everyone. I'm a junior in high school graduating one year early. I have a 3.89 GPA unweighted and I am in the top 9% of my class also unweighted. I have taken several hard courses. I'm in precalculus and AP chemistry right now. I am also a chemistry teaching assistant, so I get high school credit to grade paper, set up labs, and tutor students. I haven't taken physics but since I'm graduating one year early it is hard to have every class that the Navy might like me to have. I was on the swim team freshmen year and the volleyball team sophmore and junior year. Both were at the JV level only, with no varisty experience. However, I did earn an award for hardest working JV player this year. I'm a Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, which is the highest rank a cadet can obtain. I'm also a member of NHS and DeMolay. I have over 100 hours of community service. My interview went outstanding because of my cadet experience. I have a private pilot license, a ham radio license, and I am an open water diver. I'm a little worried that graduating one year early might be looked down on by the selection board. My major would be electrical engineering. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what my chances are.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Pima

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    I think you look good, my only concern is not having Physics and being an engineering major...maybe you should look into to taking it at your CC over the summer. You will need that foundation for engineering.
     
  3. dunninla

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    If I were you, I would call a Battalion at a college you're interested in attending. I'd ask the CDR or CPT of that Battalion how it would work. YOu can also PM p-17FLyer from this forum, or even call the office in Pensacola. Just Google NETC or NSTC in Pensacola and get directed to someone who can answer your questions...

    P.S. If you are 17 when enrolling, I think you'd need a parent signing... wait a minute, can you even contract before you're 18?
     
  4. Annapolis USX

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    Thanks for the information. I'm 17 right now but I'll be 18 in a few months. And I agree with Pima that not having physics will make engineering a little harder. However, I think I'll be able to overcome that. I have a pretty strong chemistry background and the two are similar. I would take it over the summer but I have some required classes I have to take in the summer to graduate early. I feel a little better now.
     
  5. FloridaDad

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    What are you talking about. Both maybe sciences but that is about the only similarity.
     
  6. Annapolis USX

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    Both involve a lot of math and I have talked with my high school teachers about this and they think I will do great in college. However, I know that I may have to study harder than the average student.
     
  7. Pima

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    You do not have Calc or Physics under your belt. For engineering this is a big issue.

    Yet, you have yet to state what colleges were on your picks.

    ERAU, VT, A&M, UNCCH, NCST it will be a very big issue.

    UNCW, Rowan, or UCF not as big.
     
  8. Annapolis USX

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    The colleges I applied to

    1) VMI
    2) Norwich
    3) Minnesota Twin Cities
    4) Marquette
    5) Iowa State

    I have already been accept to Iowa State and they offered a $18,000 scholarship. Still waiting to hear back on the others.
     
  9. Annapolis USX

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    I should also mention I got a 25 math and 25 English on my ACT. 24 science. Not the best, but not to bad.
     

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