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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by rmb17817, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. rmb17817

    rmb17817 Member

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    So I know a lot of people have been posting and asking about their chances and this may help my anxiety or do the complete opposite, but here goes nothing:

    -GPA uw 3.3 (Top high school in state)
    -ACT: 29
    -2 AP classes
    -4 year varsity hockey and senior captain
    -4 year varsity lacrosse
    -1 year varsity cross country (freshmen year)
    -3 year varsity golf (sophomore - senior year)
    -4 year youth lacrosse coach/mentor
    -3 year Peer helper helping small groups of freshmen transition to high school
    -tons of community service
    -eagle scout
    -PFT: 67 push-ups, 55 curl-ups, 6:20 mile
    -Lifeguard for summer job 35 hrs/wk
     
  2. ahuntedyeti

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    Athletics look strong. Leadership looks good. What are your scores for math and English? If they are both 29 you are in decent shape. GPA is on the weak side. If your class rank was top 10% it might help. What it comes down to mostly is branch, schools, and major.
     
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    math is 28 and english is 32 and I am looking at Army ROTC. My major is economics most likely or an engineering I know it helps to have one of the STEM majors, My schools are lehigh (top choice) which I am already into, providence college and university of vermont
     
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    I'm unsure of the conversion but those scores look solid. Army does not care as much as AF or Navy does about STEM majors so you have a little more freedom to choose. When it comes to allocating scholarships having an ISS top your list enhances your chances. It's cheaper to send a student to an ISS for 10k a year than an OOS for 30k.
     
  5. Thompson

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    Word of advise in wading through the ROTC process. Don't try to select a major if "it helps" your chance at getting a scholarship. Don't get me wrong, if you truly are interested in engineering go for it - but don't try to do it, just for the sake of the scholarship. The last thing you would want to end up doing is finding out that you hate engineering. You go and talk with the cadre about switching majors, it's denied, and your scholarship is revoked.

    Lehigh is a great school, and has a wonderful ROTC program up there as well. (Visited myself). When I went up there back in Oct (early in the day, before an XC invitational meet) I got a chance to sit down with the ROO, CPT Anthony Cevoli - wonderful guy, very friendly. They even have a small little gym in the building too, just for the cadets. :thumb: You're in luck, ROTC was just moved to a brand new building - it's really nice inside!

    Not sure if you have visited Lehigh yet, but one of the downsides of the ROTC building, is that on ONE side of the mountain sits the campus .... and the other - the ROTC building. You may run into an issue of transportation - but CPT Cevoli told me that cadets usually get transportation from upperclass cadets. He said he's trying to negotiate a deal with the university to put a bus stop there into their routes.

    ... also, don't want to be a debbie downer or anything ... BUT not sure if you have checked out the requirements for admission into Lehigh. According to what you said, your GPA is 3.3; if I remember correctly - you need a minimum of a 3.9 GPA for admission - BUT please don't quote me on this. It's been quite some time since I looked at that (going to Penn State), FURTHERMORE that just might be for the College of Engineering - and not general admission.

    In any case best of luck! Lehigh is a wonderful school w/ a great AROTC program.
     

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