Changing your schools of preference for NROTC

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  1. Gcokeley

    Gcokeley Cadet

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    How do I change my preference schools for NROTC Marine Option? I Applied to the first two (Citadel and VMI) and I applied to another one that I didnt know had NROTC until a couple days ago (Ohio State), but Ohio state isnt on my preference list and Id like to change that.

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  2. inthenavy2008

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    There should be instructions on your status page as to how to change your preference schools. A warning: be cautious as to the order of your choices, as you want to be reasonably assured to be accepted to your choices #1 and #2. If there is a "reach school" on your list, put it down at #3 or #4. If you get accepted and want to go there with your scholarship, you could ask to have it switched. Just think carefully how you want your list to read.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Roman

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    Just email your question to this address: rotcweb@training.navy.mil

    You can have your application "unsubmitted" then you can make changes and resubmit it. I did it already once to change my top schools.
     
  4. buffalo

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  5. Eagle64

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    One more thing to add on this...

    I think it is best to wait until you receive the scholarship and get assigned to a specific unit. I recieved the Marine Option scholarship and was assigned to the Citadel, but then sent NSTC an e-mail asking if I could be considered for a switch to the University of Colorado. They sent me an e-mail back that week telling me that my request had been granted. It was pretty painless.
    So I would say wait until you get assigned somewhere, then asked to be switched.
    Just my opinion

    TJ
     
  6. Roman

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    I disagree. There is a possibility that the choice you want to switch to is already full. I recommend that the change be requested ASAP.
     
  7. Eagle64

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    Understood, I was just stating my experience. Do whatever you want, that's just what I did. This is because I was assigned a school by Thanksgiving. If you didn't get one assigned until the Spring than I would agree with Roman.

    TJ
     
  8. xTxMANx

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    I have that issue with the AFROTC
    I had Penn State as my 2nd choice, but after I have closely reviewed the school, I do not want to go. I need to get it taken off so they dont look at that instead of Embry-Riddle (my first choice)
     
  9. Benson

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    I am pretty sure you can take your AFROTC scholarship to any approved school that offers your approved major. You can look on the AFROTC website for the list of approved schools. It is different than the Navy scholarship which is awarded to a specific school.

    http://www.afrotc.com/colleges/detLocator.php
     
  10. inthenavy2008

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    For NROTC, my son was advised that some units fill up more quickly than others. As students are offered scholarships, they will be assigned to the first unit on their list that has an open slot. So, your priority listing will be important.

    Speak with the recruiter at the one or two colleges at which you are most interested and see how quickly their units fill up. Your top choice should be a school that you have been already accepted to or are reasonably sure you will.

    When my son received his scholarship in December, he was assigned to the #1 school on his list, which he was reasonably sure he would get into. His "reach" school was #3 on his list. When he was accepted to that school in March, he asked for a transfer of his scholarship and was told that the unit was full and he would be waitlisted.

    He kept in contact with the recruiter of the unit that he wanted to transfer to. The recruiter saw his sincere interest and persistence and worked to help him get his scholarship transferred once he knew who on his list was and wasn't accepted to that school. Once a slot was opened, the transfer was confirmed.

    Keep in mind that each unit is different and the recruiter can be very helpful to a candidate who follows through. Commitment is a value that they want to see in a future officer.
     

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