College Credits and ROTC

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  1. WorkforJesus

    WorkforJesus Member

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    So I have at least 20 college credits with 12 more to go for this semester. I am a senior. My question is should I add the college credits on my application because it will be difficult and time consuming to get the transcripts sent. I really want to just get my application in. So any opinions on this would be great!!
     
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    Do whatever you feel your application can afford to do. The bolded portion is not a good excuse, but if you don't need the credits on your application, do what you want to do.

    Be aware, if you haven't completed the courses then you haven't earned those credits, and shouldn't include them under credits earned, but instead credits your working to complete.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The other thing to keep in mind is that Cadet Command is going to want you to be a college student for 4 years while they train you. If you think that those college credits will allow you to graduate early then there is a problem. If you do list your college credits be prepared to explain why they won't shorten your college time.
     
  4. ca2midwestmom

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    Not sure if you're thinking this, but don't include credits you think you may get for AP classes taken. You may have earned a high score on the AP test, but you haven't earned any college credit yet since that amount is dependent on the college you attend (some schools require a 4-5 for credit; some require a 3+).

    Only include dual credit classes taken while in high school, or on your own at a community college (or online).
     
  5. WorkforJesus

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    Thanks all for the responses. Just some clarification I am in a dual credit program so my college credits do not include APs Is it acceptable if I just send some of my college credits??
     
  6. ginko

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    Follow-up question regarding this post... My DS is also taking dual credit hours and will have 30 hours before he starts with ROTC. He will be a nursing major. We have worked out his graduation plan and it looks like the 30 hours will allow him to graduate in four years, take military science classes and maybe get him out with a couple of electives (or graduate level classes?). It will keep him from having an insane schedule with 16-21 credit hours. Instead he will take 12-15 per semester and avoid summer school. Surely the Army CC would not hold this against him. ...Would they?
     
  7. Pima

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    What does the college qualify as full time for his major? If they say it is 15 than he needs to take at least 15 credits to keep his scholarship.
     
  8. ca2midwestmom

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    No, you'll need to send in your college transcript that lists the dual-credit classes completed to date. Unless you are doing dual-credit through more than one college, you can't pick and choose which classes to show on your college transcript. I seem to remember for AROTC that if you have more than a specific number of college credits already earned, you are not eligible for the scholarship (don't remember if it's 20 or 30). You should send in your current transcript that lists all completed classes -- it won't list your "in-progress" classes and that may keep you under the max number allowed.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. ginko

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    These previous posts are both good points and I had not considered these possibilities. I guess I should send my DS to the college for counseling from the ROTC department and nursing department. He doesn't like to be idle. He doesn't play video games. He repairs cars for fun. His 1993 Ford Ranger is in near mint condition because he is getting it ready to go off to college. His sport ends in February. His other option (other than taking classes this summer) is to get a job. He has asked about getting CNA certified and working for a local hospital. Do you think this would be a better plan for him? He wants to focus on getting ready for next year. He will continue strength and conditioning training through the summer.
     
  10. navymomwannabe

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    ginko, for what it is worth, my son's NROTC scholarship requires a minimum of 15 credits per semester. That includes the military science courses.
     

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