gpa and contracting

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  1. nnelg

    nnelg New Member

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    I have a few quick questions. From what you have seen, what is the average gpa and apft score of a non-scholarship contracted cadet? Also, what are competitive gpa and apft scores for a non-scholarship cadet to receive a contract? The school I will be attending in the spring has a fairly large battalion and I will be joining an MSII class that can only contract about 60% of the 45-50 cadets.I have contacted an enrollment officer at my school, but I would like to get a broader perspective. Also, when are contracts offered to MSII cadets, and through when is gpa considered? I will be entering with about a 3.35 and if all goes well, by the end of my sophomore year, I will end with a 3.4-3.5 as a computer science major, and hopefully attend ltc this upcoming summer. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You seem a little confused about contracting...if you are not on scholarship, and not going into the SMP program you will tyipically not contract until sophomore year. If you go to LTC you should expect to be offered the opportunity to contract if you successfully complete the training. You shouldn't expect a contract until you return. It is hard for anyone on this board to tell you what the average is, because the average at each school will be different. Your GPA looks fine, and I'm sure you're a solid 300 on the APFT.
     
  3. nnelg

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    Ok, I guess I was confused on contracting. If a cadet is sent to LTC, those sending him expect to offer the opportunity to contract upon successful completion? Would it be possible to not be offered the opportunity to contract even if the training is successfully completed?
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I suppose...but why would they send you if they didn't expect to offer you a contract? You are worrying about things you can't control. Do you want to be an Army Officer? Are you willing to prepare yourself and complete LTC? If you are waiting for someone to give you a 100% guarantee of a certain outcome you are going to worry yourself to death. And if you do get a 100% guarantee you should be skeptical.

    Also in my last post I should have said you don't typically contract until junior year, not sophomore year. You would only contract sophomore year if you are SMP or in very special cases. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  5. khergan

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    It really just depends on your school, the number of slots that they have for your mission set, and how competitive you are NOW, not what you project you will be in a year or two.

    Sounds like you'll be fine. Just do your best and don't worry too much about it, all that will take care of itself if you are putting out 100% in school and in PT.
     

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