Changing School Choices- AFROTC

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  1. TexanFutureSoldier

    TexanFutureSoldier Member

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    Hey everybody,

    When I first filled out my AFROTC application, I listed UT and A&M as my 1st and 2nd choice schools, respectively. Now, I was reconsidering some other schools, but I was noticing on the AFROTC site that I cannot go back and edit the part of the application where I listed school choices.

    1) Is school selection locked in, or do I just have to contact AF directly to get it changed?

    2) I understand that unlike A/NROTC, AFROTC is tied to the student, not the school. That said, how much latitude does one have in selecting a school that was not originally on the list of choices? Is it even possible?

    Thanks everyone for your help these past few months!
     
  2. Pima

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    You don't have to go back and change it, AFROTC places no weight in the decision process based on schools on your list.

    Heck you can change it to a school not even on your list after being awarded, as long as the school accepts AFROTC you are good to go. This probably exists because the AF is unlike A/NROTC and offering Type and Tier. There are kids that get a Type 7, which would make it virtually impossible to attend a private or OOS college, thus may have to change their list when they find out the scholarship they received.

    The list basically exists for 2 reasons.
    1. It allows the candidate to see which schools accept the scholarship, and also to figure out if it is a host or a x-town unit.
    2. It allows AF MPC to get a handle on if they need to place more personnel at one school over another prior to the start of the school yr.

    Remember the instructors are AD military and it is @ a 6 month process for them from the start of the assignment process at the last base to arriving on station. They want them there by July because they need to train them before the cadets start arriving in Aug.

    Additionally, because these instructors are AD, they too will PCS/retire sometime during your ROTC career. AF MPC will be able to know if they should fill that slot because the incoming numbers appear to remain the same, or let it become a lower priority because the numbers appear to be dropping for new candidates/cadets.

    AFROTC does not care if 1 college has 100% on scholarship and another with 0% when offering scholarships. What matters to them the most is the intended major of the candidate when they make their decision.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Packer

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    Listen to Pima. For AFROTC, your list of schools does not matter.
     
  4. TexanFutureSoldier

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    Sweet, thanks Pima! :biggrin:
     
  5. Republic_Commando

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    At my AFROTC interview I was asked to put down my top 3 majors and schools so you could change them later anyways.
     
  6. nickm5

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    what about for rotc? I have that issue.
    thanks
     
  7. TexanFutureSoldier

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    Assuming you're talking about Navy/Army, you have to talk to them before you change schools, because the scholarship is attached to the school, not the candidate. I'm not sure of the exact process
     

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