Chances of Army ROTC Scholarship? Ways to improve odds?

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  1. gojack

    gojack ....

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    Junior HS
    28 ACT
    3.2 GPA top 50% of class
    3 varsity letters (swim/track)
    job, shift leader at Subway
    Student council
    volunteer/church activities
    6' 145#
    Business major

    He is looking at:
    University of Tenn OOS
    OSU
    Ohio U
    Univ Cincinnati
    Miami Oxford
    Xavier Cincinnati
     
  2. Pima

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    A couple of questions.

    Rising JR or rising SR?

    3.2 uw or wgpa?
     
  3. awhin3

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    I would say that he has a pretty good chance. Great ACT score for AROTC scholarship. The GPA has room for improvement.
     
  4. gojack

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    Unsure what you are asking...
    he will be a HS senior next year

    He did poorly first year HS been improving with age
    3.0, 3.3, 3.5

    weighted? (no honors or AP courses anyway)


     
  5. scoutpilot

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    As an Ohio boy now in Tennessee, I have to tell him to switch the order of his top two schools!

    Just kidding. Best of luck in the scholarship hunt.
     
  6. gojack

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    awhin3

    That's good to hear, the GPA is to late to change before this fall's application
    Are you with OSU AROTC?
    We are planning on a visit to OSU, just have not picked a time yet.


     
  7. gojack

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    scoutpilot

    At his age, I think better school is equal to further from home...
    It was for me at his age.

    Are you a West Point recruiter?
    I did not know they had those.
    I spent a summer at West Point as cadre, a long time ago.



     
  8. Pima

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    In the south east JR HS means rising JR. In other areas it means you completed JR yr and now are going to be a SR. I was unsure if he took the ACT this spring as a test run as a sophomore since everyone now superscores.

    I agree with scout, I think he is better off with his stats to place IS over OOS.

    Unless, AROTC scholarships have changed this yr., his application will only allow 5 schools to apply for regarding the AROTC. If I am correct the Army will give your DS a slate of 5 to choose from...you need to be honest about his chances of getting into those schools. Nothing hurts more than getting a scholarship to a particular university and a letter from that school they says "THANKS, BUT AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNABLE..."
     
  9. awhin3

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    I will be in September! I have an AROTC scholarship to Ohio State. Definitely drop by and give them a visit; all of the cadre and the few cadets that I have met are great people. If you don't visit until fall, then maybe I'll see you!

    P.S. - I urge your son to stay in Ohio, GO BUCKS:thumb:
     
  10. goaliedad

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    I think your son will be competitive at any of the schools listed. UT's business school is excellent (and highly rated) in logistics if that is his interest. They have a new building (about 2 years old) that has all the latest toys. Apply early! I can tell you that UT gets more picky as the year goes along.


    Most importantly though is that he goes to a school where he is comfortable.

    Go Vols!
     

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