Chances of getting NROTC Scholarship?

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  1. c.mac

    c.mac New Member

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    I'm a junior in high school looking to apply for the Navy ROTC. My GPA is 3.97, with basically all honors classes taken, with 3 AP classes this year and 4 next year. My major in college will be dentistry at University of Michigan. My composite ACT score is 30 (29 in Math, 31 in English). I'm on 3 varsity sports (cross country, swimming, track) and am the captain of the swim team. I have around 20 hours of community service.
     
  2. Pima

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    Interesting because your intended major is dentistry, and the reason many might not be replying to your post is that means med school afterwards, which typically is not a guarantee, serving AD is, but not getting an ED slot. What will you do if you don't get ED? Would you still want to be in the Navy? Do they even have NROTC scholarships for dentistry?
     
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    Dentistry is not a major in college. Most predental students study Biology or Chemistry but you can pick any major as long as the predental requirements are fullfilled.
     
  4. Pima

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    That is what I thought too Terp, but not having a child wanting that major I was wondering if there was such a major and if there was, does the Navy for NROTC scholarship purposes have it?

    That than leaves the OP at a fork in the road. There will be no guarantee at all he will get ED for dentistry, but will be guaranteed serving yrs in the Navy in a career. Do you want to go NROTC to be an officer, or do you want to be a dentist in the Navy. Two different things.
     
  5. terp1984

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    NROTC will allow some students to attend medical or dental school but very limited slots. Both are very competitve now with dentistry needing a 3.5+ GPA and 19+ on the DAT's. If you were to be admitted to medical or dental school I would say there is a very good chance the navy will pay for it. As far as repayment you are looking at about 9 years after dental school. As far as chances IMO looks good except for math. If you convert the ACT to SAT shoot for a 700+. The navy really likes strong math skills.
     
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  6. Pima

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    I agree with Terp the Math portion needs to come up because right now you want UMich and that is an NROTC powerhouse, so it will mean academically strong applicants, even if it is your IS. You want a 31+ on M. Honestly, I am not sure if a 30 is high enough to feel safe for UMich admittance let alone an NROTC scholarship...sorry, but UMICH is also considered one of the best public universities in the nation. If they are like UVA or UNCCH, it could be a low match, see below for my reason.

    The other issue that I will remind all jrs. asking a chance me is 3.97 doesn't tell us squat unless you tell us out of what? 3.97 cgpa uw, WOW, and my congrats because that is out the door amazing. 3.97 on a 4.5, still strong, but the WOW is gone. 3.97 out of 5.0 pull it up.

    This is also why some will ask your rank instead of out of what weight 4.0/4.5/5/0. It gives a different perspective.

    Remember as an NROTC candidate you are competing against not only every candidate that is applying just NROTC, but also for an SA slot. Many candidates also will apply to multiple SA's and multiple ROTCs, especially those who want to fly. You need to always place these people into your equation when asking for chances.
     

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