College credit earned while a high school student

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  1. 2013hopeful

    2013hopeful Member

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    Long time stalker, first time poster.

    DS, a high school senior, has applied for AROTC scholarship. Paperwork completed. From reading past posts, he seems to be within the ballpark for test scores, EC's, leadership experience, etc. to have a chance for a scholarship. He is not presumptuous enough to think he's a shoe-in (nor am I). However, we have a situation I have not been able to find an answer to.

    In his junior year in high school he earned 12 hours of college credit. This year, he will take an additional 18 hours and will have earned 30 hours of work by the time he graduates. However, he is taking an honors pre-calculus course at a larger university, which is a duplicate course of a pre-calculus course he took at a local community college he took last year. So in reality he will have 27 hours of transferable college credit when he graduates.

    I have read where a high school four year scholarship winner must have four years of college work left to do in order to receive a four year scholarship. However, even though I have asked several "official people" affiliated with the AROTC program, I have not been able to find out if he has 27 hours of transferable college credit, will AROTC consider that he has four years of college work left and be eligible to receive the scholarship.

    Thanks for reading my rambling question. I look forward to hearing what the opinions of the experts might be.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    He will have to attest that he is accepted into a 4 year plan if he receives a 4 year scholarship. The Battalion will want to see an academic plan (Cadet Command Form 104r) that shows 8 semesters of full tme schoo. What he needs to be prepared to do is not be adamant about getting tranfer credit, unless he is prepared to do the things he needs to do to graduate from Army ROTC with less than four years of ROTC training. He can do that by attending LTC or joining the Guard or Reserves.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  3. gojack

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    ^^^

    If he gets a scholarship, he is on the 4 yr plan, he can take a light load as long as it is full time, get a double or triple major, get a dual BS/MS at some schools, its his call - he needs the 104R to show a realist path to at least one degree after completing 4 yrs (at some schools, like University of Arkansas, w/AROTC engineering is a fully funded 5 yr program)

    My DS had a bunch of credits, he is getting a double major
     
  4. Pima

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    2013,

    One thing you are not placing into the equation is many colleges now have manipulated their own academic system. He can have 27 credits, but the school may require a certain course be taken at their college. The thing is they will require the pre-req which typically is also offered only at the college. Than they will only offer that class 1X a yr. Thus, they keep you there for the 4 yrs even if you are entering as a sophomore.

    This occurred with our DS. He had about the same amount of credits as your DS. The university did not accept all of those credits because they stated that they did not match up with their courses. For his major, he had to take certain classes which required pre-reqs, and those pre-reqs required pre-reqs, all the way down the line to freshman yr. It is when they are jrs and above that they offer only that class 1x a yr.

    I would have him look into the universities programs to see if they will accept all 27 credits, let alone for their major. You may be worrying about something that will never occur.
     
  5. 2013hopeful

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    Thanks to each of you for your replies. Obviously, all three of you have faced this, or a similar situation.

    I think each of your replies addresses a different take on the situation, all of which have contributed to my better understanding of how to help my DS to move forward.

    I love this site because of all the great people who have good answers or direction.

    Thanks so much!
     

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