Changing major in AFROTC?

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  1. Akrogan

    Akrogan Member

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    Hello all,

    I was awarded the Type 7 AFROTC scholarship for a technical major, and I'm taking a trigonometry course at college this summer, and can say that engineering is likely not the best major for me...

    I start AFROTC in the fall, and I'm wondering...is there any way to change to a nontechnical major and still retain any scholarship benefits?

    Thanks,
    Akrogan
     
  2. aglages

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    Yes...you can talk to your Detachment about changing majors and they can fill out the necessary paperwork. Now ask what your chances are of being able to switch from a tech major to a non-tech major and still retain your scholarship.
     
  3. Akrogan

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    I imagine my chances of being able to retain any scholarship is incredibly low.

    However, no amount of money is worth being miserable; if worse comes to worse I'll just go back to community college and start a non-tech degree there.
     
  4. aglages

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    Absolutely true. Plus, if you are unhappy in your major you are unlikely to do as well as something that you enjoy or are interested. Considering how important CGPA is for SFT selection....you're probably making the correct decision. Hopefully it's not too late to take advantage of some other scholarships or opportunities.

    Keep in mind that it can't hurt to ask your Detachment before making any final decisions.

    Good Luck!:thumb:
     
  5. Akrogan

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    I am asking my detachment.

    Also, I am talking to Army ROTC, as the fields I would like to be a part of in the Air Force also exist in the Army, and I could possibly get contracted as my school has a great deal of contracts left to give out to Army ROTC cadets; I intend on explaining my situation to them also.

    Thank you greatly!
     
  6. Pima

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    I have to agree the chances are incredibly low, my guess would be that saying incredibly low is being generous. The AF has nothing invested in you yet except offering you a scholarship. I.E. they don't know how strong of an academic cadet you will be.

    When you explain it to the AROTC make sure you have a reasonable excuse for why the switch now. I.E. Don't want to be an engineer and AFROTC is revoking my scholarship might not want to be the route you go for this issue.
     
  7. Akrogan

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    Talked to AFROTC detachment commander today, and decided to stick with engineering, as I want to go non-rated, and this will provide me the best route to do so.

    Also my school has excellent tutoring resources and professors, so it's definitely doable...also my trigonometry test came out much much better than expected, so all is good! Working out hard and studying hard, all for the commission! :smile:
     
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