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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Dastri, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Dastri

    Dastri New Member

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    I was wondering if any one could weigh in a little on my chances. I am currently a 4/C midshipman at the SUNY maritime battalion and I am applying for the online 3 year scholarship. What could be my chances?
    Major: Marine engineering
    GPA: 3.771 (first semester College)
    Got AP credit for calc 1 and got a A- in Calc 2
    Awarded 4/C midshipman of the semester by my CO
    Sat 700 math 620 reading
    Volunteer EMT (Currently a crew chief in my squad of of over 2 years. 400+ hours)
    Varsity swimming 4 years back in highschool
     
  2. OrionT-56

    OrionT-56 Parent

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    Dastri. DS is applying to Maritime and seeking a NROTC scholarship. How do you like the school, battalion and the NROTC unit? Can you send a private message with your thoughts? From the looks of your stats and the Tier One major, you appear solid for a NROTC scholarship from other's posts here. Thanks
     
  3. Dastri

    Dastri New Member

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    I can't Pm yet, not enough posts but here are my thoughts:
    I personally like Maritime. No real regrets about going here.
    If your ds comes here, he will be busy. I had 19 credits my first semester and put in hours daily. A lot more than high school. In addition to classes there will be regimental activities if he wants to be in the reg. Watch at ungodly hours during the week, weekend watch, or ship training. Naps are my best friend. We have taps at 2300 every mon- thurs. Get up 6:30 mon, wed for formation and 5:05 Tue and thurs for ROTC pt and 4:55 in friday for Reg Pt.
    Its tough but rewarding.
    The ROTC unit itself is great. Amazing staff, great CO.
    If there any more ?'s feel free to PM me. :biggrin:
     
  4. mbitr

    mbitr Member

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    I went there many moons ago. The academic quality of the school is outstanding, but the workload is heavy. Like OP, I was taking 19-20something credits a semester. I definitely wasn't prepared for that as a freshman. The school is in an all right neighborhood and is pretty much its own little island, but make a wrong turn on the Cross Bronx and you're in the South Bronx.
     
  5. OrionT-56

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    Thanks for the information. Sorry did not mean to hijack the thread.
     

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