Denied rotc, still have a chance?

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  1. Mseamon

    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    Hello! I have applied for an NROTC scholarship as a back up plan, and today I found out that I was denied the scholarship. I know it's unrelated to the academy, but do I still have a shot? It's all I want to do and I feel discouraged since my backup plan failed.
    Thank you!!
    Monica
     
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    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    Until you have a rejection letter (TWE) in hand, you still have a shot. But we don't know your situation (do you have a nom? completed application? DoDMERB?) so we can't really say. Hang in there, and keep other backup options open (NROTC at State U, etc.). Best wishes!
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    I have received a congressional nomination, I require a medical waiver, and my app is complete with the exception that my 7th semester grades have not been processed yet.
     
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    7th semester grades??? Did Admissions ask for your grades? Normally they dont request your 7th semester grades as they normally will get your final transcripts unless Im mistaken. Good luck with your medical waiver
     
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    There are some threads on the forums to help you through the waiver process, have you spoken to your BGO yet?

    Good Luck and GO NAVY!
     
  6. Class2020Dad

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    MD403, many candidates have been requested to submit 7th transcripts including DS. Part of process now according to his BGO.
     
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    It depends. The ROTC selection seems to be more straight "merit" based while the SAs tend to need to take into account additional factors related to geographic, gender , ethnic and other diversity factors. Every year there are candidates accepted into a service academy that were told they did not qualify for a ROTC scholarship, and every year there are candidates that earn a 4 year ROTC scholarship that aren't offered an SA appointment. The selection processes for the SAs and the ROTC scholarships has differences.
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    I received an email asking for my senior year grades from the first two quarters. My guidance counselor sent them but didn't "stamp" them so they had to be re-sent.. Is this not typical?
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    Thanks for your response! I have spoken to my BGO about the medical waiver, but he basically said it was out of his hands.. The thing about my "medical issue" is that I believe I was misdiagnosed and I have had several doctors write letters with this same claim.. to no avail. I was also told that the medical waiver board doesn't begin until after appointment is offered, is this true?
     
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    Yes, Monica, it appears to be, quite a few candidates on the forum at least gave had theirs requested including my DS. DS admissions counselor said they were looking more closely at his packet for consideration.
     
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    Norfolk63 privateer

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    Yes it is typical.
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    Okay, great! Best of luck to him! Thank you for your help.
     
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    Class2020Dad Member

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    Some on the forums have obtained some quick turnarounds with proper documentation. Search the forums for medical waivers and see what you can find.
    Are you from Texas by any chance?
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    Nope, Pennsylvania.
     
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    Awesome, Good Luck and keep us posted!

    GO NAVY!
     
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    Mseamon Fear_the_goat16

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    Thank you for all of your help!!
    Go navy!!!
     
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    It was 19 years ago but my husband was turned down for AFROTC and NROTC and received an appointment to USNA. They look at different things. Good luck!!
     
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    Requested major can play a large role in ROTC. NROTC gives the majority of its scholarships to tech majors. So if you requested a non-tech it honestly can get extremely competitive. 7th semester transcripts are requested in some cases. I wouldn't read too much into it one way or another. A lot of the times it is because a candidate is taking a critical class like Chem or Calc and admissions wants to see how they are doing. A waiver must be approved prior to receiving an appointment. Medical is one of the 3 Qs required to be offered an appointment.
     
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    My daughter is in the same situation. Keep your head up! You'll make it.
     
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    They didn't stamp your transcripts? Dealing with Guidance Counselors is the true test of patience ;)
     

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