Chances at NROTC/AROTC scholarship

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  1. mdomb7

    mdomb7 New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I am waiting to hear back from both the Army and Navy as to their decision on my applications and am getting a little bit nervous as to what they might say. Do you think my stats are good enough for a 4 year scholarship from either branch?

    3.87 WGPA (Taken 6/7 AP courses offered at my school)
    2120 SAT ( 800 CR, 670 M)
    31 ACT (33 reading, 34 science, 32 english, 27 math)
    Varsity Tennis (all 4 years, captain 2 years)
    Class Vice President (fresh/soph)
    Class President (junior/senior)
    National Honor Society
    Student Ambassadors (giving tours to prospective students/parents)
    Student Council
    Boys State Delegate

    Volunteer with kids with developmental/physical disabilities (past 3 years)
    -eventually offered a job there as a camp counselor type position (2 years)
    Baseball Umpire for kids aged 12-16 (4 years)
    Waiter/host at a restaurant (1 year)

    Army PFT:
    6:22 mile
    35 pushups in 1 minute
    42 situps in 1 minute

    Navy Physical:
    10:15 1.5 mile
    43 pushups in 2 minutes
    55 situps in 2 minutes

    I am 6'1, 178 pounds

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    You seem to have nice stats for AROTC can't say for NROTC.

    A lot will depend on the schools you listed on your application. How competitive each school is in regard to the number of applicants that list the same schools will have a lot to do with whether you receive a scholarship.

    What schools did you list on your AROTC Application?
     
  3. mdomb7

    mdomb7 New Member

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    AROTC schools were in order:
    Boston College
    Northeastern (accepted)
    Villanova
    Duke
    Uconn
    University of Vermont (accepted)
    Umass (accepted)

    I am waiting to hear back whether I got in or not for the other schools.
     
  4. sheriff3

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    Your ACT is higher than my son's but his GPA is higher. Other activities look almost identical. His PFT was slightly better as well. Son received 4 year on this last board to University of Colorado. He only had 1 school as a choice and had already been accepted (EA) prior to the AROTC appliation being turned in. IMHO your stats look very competitive for AROTC. As for NROTC not sure. My son is appearently still being considered for NROTC as his portal says "No decesion has been made on your application". I recall reading on this forum that the later boards are more competitive than the first 2. Not sure why that would be. Keep in mind there will be several people who have been offered and accepted AROTC/NROTC scholarships only to give them back once they hear from the SA. Other considerations may be in-state vs out of state school on your app. There are others on this forum far more knowledgable on these other items than I.
    Best of luck to you.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I would say for Navy Option the stats you provided put you on the cusp, which is probably why you haven't heard one way or the other yet. Your PFA scores are perhaps acceptable but not outstanding (although I didn't think the PFA was part of the equation anymore, but I've been known to be wrong from time to time). Of course with Navy Option your choice of major is very important. If you chose a tech major (Tier I or II) then you still have a shot. For Tier III it's less likely but not out of the question.

    I'm assuming you applied Navy Option since you mentioned the Navy PFA stats and not Marine Option stats.

    Make sure plan B is in place so you can pull the trigger on it if you hear negatively. That's what DS had to do. He did NROTC as a college programmer and eventually won a scholarship that way. You might consider it as part of your plan B as well. Good luck to you.
     
  6. ZachL

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    Your grades and scores are fine. I recieved a NROTC scholarship in Oct and AROTC in Feb. Your test scores blow mine away (25 ACT), and my GPA is 3.5 with some AP. I think my interviews and essays helped because I was told they showed that I wanted to be an officer regardless of the scholarship. I don't know if the fact that I picked mostly Big Ten schools helped. I know being on the coasts makes it more competitive. I hope you get it if you really want it. Good luck.
     
  7. ZachL

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    I forgot to say that your extracurriculars are like mine, but I had more team sports than you and less student gov. My PT scores were similar to yours, but I had a few more push-ups. I really think it's a lot about whether the military thinks you can learn and lead vs. how well you take tests. Some on this forum would say I'm wrong about that, but my father told me don't bother to apply if you aren't wanting a career as an officer.
     
  8. angel6

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    Were you supposed to take a Navy PFA when applying for NROTC? My DD was told she didn't have to and was not given a NROTC Scholarship.
     
  9. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    It's also my understanding that it is not required. I've never even heard of it being optional. Perhaps OP was posting stats from a personal test he gave himself? Although, I have to say I don't understand why one would either give themselves a personal PFA or post the seemingly irrelevant stats.
     
  10. dunninla

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    not so much for NROTC. The Math score is pretty low for NROTC.
     
  11. dunninla

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    not so much for NROTC. The Math score is pretty low for NROTC. It is probably the single most important part of a file.
     
  12. Packer

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    Don't be too negative. I know someone that received NROTC scholarship last year with an SAT Math score about the same and a CR score quite a bit lower.
     
  13. MaineGrad86

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    Did you have your file complete on time to hit all the boards for AROTC?

    Your stats are highly impressive.

    Why did you not include one of the SMCs?
     
  14. ProudMomof3

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    What's the average Sat Math score for NROTC? We know someone last year who got it with a 630. Just wondering if that is based on school choice or program selected?
     
  15. terp1984

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    The avg. is close to 700 for math.
     
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    I just got accepted with a 580 math. No clue how, but I did. I had lots of EC's and community involvement though, maybe that is why.
     
  17. rebelyell

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    My son received his NROTC scholarship on the first board he was eligible for, to his first choice school, with an ACT math of 25 (equates to about a 580-600). Remember you can learn math and science, but the military wants leaders to be officers. Work on showing that you can take responsibility, and your application will show it.
     
  18. jbrichmond22

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    ^^^this
     
  19. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    So very true, goes for AROTC as well.
     
  20. EDelahanty

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    It looks like you're well-rounded. The 800 on the SAT will not be held against you, at least on your AROTC application.
     

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