competitive for 2 yr NROTC scholarship/Advanced Standing

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  1. Jpk22596

    Jpk22596 New Member

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    Any input is helpful:

    Stats:
    3.613 GPA
    Tier 2 Economics
    290 PRT
    Calc 1-B
    Haven't taken calc 2/physics 1&2
    Active in Unit/Good Standing within Unit
    What are my chances for 2 Yr or Advanced Standing?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    What you've completed looks good but I suppose the fact that calc 2 and physics are not completed could hurt you. I'm assuming you're a rising junior. If you're a rising sophomore then focus on getting those done this upcoming academic year. Keep in mind this advice is free and is worth what you paid for it.
     
  3. Jpk22596

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    thank you! yes I am a rising junior, I'm aware that not taking calc 2 and physics 1/2 could hurt me, but i was told that i could take it during my junior year and finish it up. Also, I've heard that advanced standing is certainly available to most people with a 3.0+ and good PRT/Unit standing, is that true or does it depend on the year.
    Thanks
     
  4. NavyNOLA

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    Not having Calculus/Physics complete is going to be a major roadblock. Last summer the board awarded 29 2-year Side Loads. Of those selected, 29/29 were complete with Calc 1 and 2, and 24/29 were complete with Phys 1 and 2. I don't see you getting past the 2-year board with Calculus 2 incomplete.

    Advanced Standing is a different story. The selection rate was over 50% last year (vice about 15% for the 2-year). Only about half were Calc complete, and only about a third were Phys complete. GPA and aptitude were more important- the average GPA was 3.18.
     
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    I've had mixed answers about that but thank you for setting the answer straight. I am more concerned about advanced standing as I just really want to commission. I'm figuring that with my stats right now I would be a good contender for AS?
     
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    There are 118 Advanced Standing slots this summer. I'm guessing the selection rate is going to be well over 50% again. Without knowing your aptitude score/background, it's hard to say, but your GPA will put you in a good position.
     
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    NavyNOLA: question as I am not very informed on NROTC - when you wrote "There are 118 Advanced Standing slots this summer." Does this mean that for all NROTC Senior units in the US, there are only 118 slots to be awarded Advance Standing? Thanks
     
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    For all NROTC units nationwide, the board will award a total of 118 advanced standing offers to rising juniors who applied; the number varies summer to summer. If one applies for the 2-year side load and is not selected, they will automatically be considered for advanced standing.
     
  9. EOD/SEALmom

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    @NavyNOLA, does that 50% selected for 118 slots mean that roughly 240 applied? Just curious how big the competition pool is.
     
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    DS received a 2 year sideload for class of 2014. In his year there were 175 awarded so it shows the yearly number varies greatly.
     
  11. NavyNOLA

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    Last summer, 199 rising juniors applied for 2-year scholarships. Of those, 29 were selected for the scholarship. The remaining students competed for 118 advanced standing slots. So, it was well over a 50% selection rate for advanced standing.
     
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    When I spoke with Pensacola last year I was told there were 18 slots for advanced standing in 2015, likely I misunderstood and it was 118.
    The side load scholarship board meets first. Those who do not receive a side load scholarship are automatically sent to the advanced standing board. At that point, the non-scholarship winners and advanced standing only applications are pooled together and rated, and offers are made for advanced standing. They also gave me these statistics for previous years:
    2014 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · 220 were nominated for 2 year scholarships, 64 scholarships were granted
    · 127 were given an offer of advanced standing
    · There were 25 who wanted advanced standing (I believe this was 25 who accepted the offer, but he may have meant that there were 25 who wanted advanced standing but not a scholarship?)
    2013 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · 30 applied for 2-year scholarships, 5 were granted, others had option to apply for advanced standing
    · 20 applied for advanced standing, all 20 were granted advanced standing
    2012 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · They gave 950 four-year-scholarships with the intention of commissioning 725 officers in four years
    · They had 330 college students nominated for side-load scholarships for 271 slots.
    · They gave 251 of these scholarships. Their goal is to fill all of their spots with scholarships, but they still had twenty slots to fill.
    · They had 58 students apply for advanced standing to fill the final 20 slots, and gave 20 of these advanced standing (34%). Those who received advanced standing were divided among all three tiers.
     
  13. e50fire

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    NavyNola or Bman,

    Did they give an idea of how many 2 yr sideload scholarships? I see the 118 for AS, so curious of the combined numbers.
     
  14. bman

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    DD was not interested in a sideload scholarship, only AS, so I didn't ask about the sideload numbers for 2015.
     
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    Bman, thank you for the reply!
     
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    Available offers for this summer's boards:

    3-Year Side Load: 60
    2-Year Side Load: 19
    Advanced Standing: 118
     
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    NavyNola,
    Thank you for the updated info. Sounds like numbers are down for this year. I have DS vying for 2 yr side load or AS.
    Boards for this in August?
     
  18. NavyNOLA

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    The board is next week, 18-22 JUL, for both 2-year and AS. Results due out around 1 AUG, maybe shortly after.
     
  19. sheriff3

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    Just for my knowledge what is the difference between side load and AS?
     
  20. NavyNOLA

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    The 2-year and 3-year side load scholarships are 100% tuition scholarships. Advanced standing is simply a stipend and a slot to commission two years later- no tuition momey.
     

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