General Questions about NROTC/AROTC

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  1. Atticus

    Atticus Member

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    I'm starting my ROTC scholarships soon, so I have a couple questions.

    Most importantly, can someone please detail the process, like what I should expect and prepare myself for.

    Another questions:

    Am I too late?

    If I get the scholarship, do I get to pick the college to use it at, or am I assigned a college?


    I'll probably have some more questions later, as I get going on the applications.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I'm an Army enrollment officer, so this is info about the Army process.

    First off, if you've read some of the posts on this board you will know that you need to get this process started soon to have the best shot. Although the deadline is 10 January 2 of the 3 boards meet before that deadline. Once you hit send on your applications you will be told that you need to submit HS transcripts and SAT/ACT test grades, take a PT test, and conduct an interview with an ROTC program. You will not be considered until those 4 things are done. Not going to go into detain about the interview or PT test because those subjects have been covered to death on this board. You can also look at my blog to learn more.

    On your scholarship application you will indicate what colleges you are interested in. I you get awarded a scholarship you will receive offers to as many as 5 of the schools on your list that have scholarship applications left. If you wait until the second or third board to get your application in the allocations diminish.

    Hope that helps.

    Standing by for more questions.
     
  3. Centhea

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    For NROTC, you're not too late but you need to get this done now. As with the Army scholarships, a lot of boards happen before the deadline and you want the most "looks" by a board to optimize your chances.

    Go to www.navy.nrotc.mil and submit your application ASAP. Make sure it is complete and that you list five schools that have NROTC units (or are cross-town affiliates) and be sure to apply for all those schools. If awarded the scholarship, it will be assigned to one of those schools. If you're not accepted to that school, you have to apply to transfer the scholarship to another unit and that can be very chancy and puts actual receipt of the scholarship at risk. My advice is put a "match" school you would want to attend as your top choice. If you get the scholarship but don't get into your "reach" school first choice, it's all up to chance if you will get the scholarship transferred to where you were accepted.

    You will also need to pick an intended major. You need to look at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 majors and pick one of them. If you pick a Tier 3 major you will drastically reduce your chances of getting an NROTC scholarship.

    Send your SAT or ACT scores ASAP (assuming you've already taken them) to the Navy.

    Once your application is complete and submitted, you will be contacted by a Navy scholarship coordinator to assist you in the rest of the process. That will include an interview with a Navy officer.

    Good luck.
     
  4. gojack

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    Atticus

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  5. Atticus

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    Thank you all.

    Unfortunately, I am not pursing a tier 1 or tier 2 major, so I am aware that my chances will be lowered, but by how much?
     
  6. jdalv2

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    85% of the scholarships awarded are for Tier 1 and 2 majors. I was in the same boat as you (no pun intended) but I looked on the list of majors and found a Tier 2 that I liked. I suggest you consider the same. I was told that competition for Tier 3 majors were extremely, extremely competitive.
     

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