Class Rank

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  1. USNAco2019hopeful

    USNAco2019hopeful Member

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    On the NROTC scholarship application, candidates are required to enter their respective class rank.
    My school does not rank on any metric which is explained on the transcript. Does anyone know how I should fill out that section, or who I should contact to clarify? Any assistance would be appreciated.
     
  2. BLUF

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    Class Rank COMNAVCRUITCOM INSTRUCTION 1533.4D

    The following is excerpts from the 1533.4d dated 15 July 2013. I found this while goggling the same concern. http://nnoa.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/nrotc_instruction.pdf

    Navy National NROTC Scholarship Program
    a. The two scholarship program options under the Navy National Scholarship Program is the Four-Year Option Scholarship or the Navy Nurse Option Scholarship. Students may apply for only one of the two scholarship program options. The National Scholarship Program is extremely competitive. Nomination criteria are based on the "whole person" concept in identifying the best qualified applicants. A profile of the average scholarship selectee shows nearly all are in the top 10-20 percent of their graduating class and have achieved an average Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) composite score of 1300 or higher. Additionally, the average nominee has been active in multiple sports, numerous high school activities, considerable community service and participated in leadership roles. Most applicants are also recipients of various local, state or national awards in academics, athletics and citizenship. Students who demonstrate exceptional perseverance and character are also highly regarded in the selection process.

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    (b) Written statement from high school counselor including hard breakout (e.g., ranks 4 out of 125) or simply indicating applicant is in top 20% or better. This includes estimates from high school counselors for schools that refuse to rank students. This may be indicated on the online counselor evaluation sheet.
    Note: For schools that do not rank students, it is imperative that high school guidance counselors annotate an applicant is in the top 20% in their written comments, and check the appropriate block on the counselors form.

    My Thoughts:
    If your counselor refuses to estimate, you can guesstimate your rank and put the estimation in the free form text block. So if you are Summa Cum Laude and 100 out of 700 in your class are as well, then you are in the top 1-14% of your class. if you are Cum Laude, and there are 100 Summa (1-14%), 100 Magna (14-28%) and 100 Cum, then you could be in the top (28-42%). Depending of where you fall then you may need a Top 20% Waiver filed by your Navy recruiter.
     
  3. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Thank you for the information.
     

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