Does NROTC affect USNA?

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  1. NAVYDAD1971

    NAVYDAD1971 Member

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    My DD just got a NROTC 4 year scholarship to her 1st school of choice but honestly it was plan B for her. She really wants to go to USNA but as I mentioned in past posts I don't think her SAT/ACT scores are that competitive. While she has a Pres mom and passed the CFA during NASS, we are still unclear if she's academically qualified. All that being said, does her NROTC scholarship take her out of consideration for possible admission to the USNA?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    No it does not take her out of the running for USNA. Totally different process and the two don't talk to each other.
     
  3. usna.hopeful19

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    There's a post on here (i forget who), but that person got an LOA with around a 25 act and a 3.5 gpa. The Academy reviews applicants on a case-by-case basis. If they like your daughter they'll accept her!
     
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    Ok, thanks. Wasn't sure if the "talk" to each other and once a scholarship gets accepted they pull the USNA application
     
  5. NavyMom19

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    NAVYDAD1971...I asked pretty much that same question on the NROTC Board as my son was awarded a 4 yr NROTC Scholarship to his 1st Choice (Plan B) school. He is also a 3Qd Candidate with a Presidential Nomination for the USNA and didn't know how that worked...would the USNA now not consider him since he has the NROTC Scholarship. Really confusing.
     
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    NAVYDAD1971 Member

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    Thanks! I'm right there with you Navymom!
     
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    Agree 100%.

    The two don't talk to each other.
     
  8. falconchic88

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    Both my USNA 2014 grad and USNA current mid had 4yr NROTC scholarships to Ohio State, their plan B school, and both were appointed to USNA in October of their senior year. So no, one does not preclude the other :)

    Good luck to you both!
     
  9. TheSavage44

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    Hopefully this will help. I graduated USNA class of '13. My backup plan was NROTC which I did receive to the University of Virginia. I was by no means a great test taker but I was what you'd call persistent. I took 7 SAT's and 6 ACT's (unwillingly...took a lot of pushing from a stubborn father...but I'm glad he did what he did). My best Raw score for the ACT was a 26 and for the SAT, 680 in reading and 590 in Math. Obviously, those aren't the most stellar scores, however I did take part in Summer Seminar as well as other summertime extracurriculars, such as Boys State, the US Scholar Athlete Games, etc. So, for you, my advice would be to get her involved with a few ECA's to build up an impressive resume to send to USNA. I received an appointment directly out of high school and while I was in the top 25% or so (58 of 235....yes, it's a small class, I'm from Rhode Island), I believe my persistence and desire to build up a solid application package proved successful. I'm living proof that your everyday "average joe" can be accepted to USNA and successfully make it through. As of now, I've got about 4 months left of flight school and then I'll wing as an NFO. Best of luck to you and your daughter and feel free to ask me any questions at all
     

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