??? College student looking into ROTC

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  1. TrumpetBoy261

    TrumpetBoy261 New Member

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    I'm not sure if this topic has come up around here so please forgive me if I'm asking a question thats been answered before (I have trouble finding things even when they are right in front of me).

    I'm currently at a CC and I've finished my first year and working on the second. I've always had a desire to join the military and I have recently been looking at ROTC. The process of joining ROTC as a transfer student is something I know nothing about. Whenever I visit AFROTC and NROTC websites I see applications for 4 year scholarships but I don't see applications for 2 year or 3 year.

    Do I need to get accepted to an approved school then apply for ROTC there? Or do I need to fill out the 4 year scholarship application?

    If someone could describe the process of a college student attempting to join ROTC, I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    You're best info would be from a local school that offers ROTC. The websites can be a bit confusing, especially when you are not aware of all of the ins and outs. Pick a university that is close to you (your CC might even have ROTC) and call for an appointment with the scholarship officer. They love talking to new students! You will get the info straight from the source....and believe me I they tell you that they LOVE to talk to new students.:biggrin: Receiving a scholarship after you have already started the process is different form right out of high school. And, each Air Force, Army, and Navy all have differenet rules and procedures.

    Let us know how it goes!
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    good advice from singaporemom.
    Many colleges have ROTC web pages. Look at the colleges to which you will apply and contact them directly. Their recruiting officers will give you the most accurate up to date information.
    Basically, since you are in college now you will apply through the ROTC departments through the college.
    Have you considered Army ROTC?
     
  4. TrumpetBoy261

    TrumpetBoy261 New Member

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    Thank you for your help.

    I'll be looking in to trying to contact someone from the ROTC departments at a few schools I am interested in.

    I have considered Army ROTC (one of my best friends went that route) but right now I'm leaning towards Air Force and Navy because I'd like to become a pilot. It's always been my passion to go to the Air Force Academy but I need to work on my SAT scores. ROTC would be another way for me to have the opportunity to fly.

    Thanks again. :]
     

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