How does the board rank each applicant?

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  1. daine

    daine Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Let me first start off by saying best of luck to everyone whose application was boarded today. I just wanted to ask if anyone knows how the board ranks applicants? What factors go into it? Thanks.
     
  2. AROTCPMS

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    Army ROTC Board

    The Board is worth 350 points out of 1400 which is the largest part of the total score.

    Professors of Military Science (PMS) sit the board and score each candidate on a numeral scale.

    From looking at past after action reviews on the boards from actual PMSs, they look at the "whole person" but put a great deal of weight on what is written in the on campus interview.

    If you take this into account, it shows the #1 thing you can do to improve you chances in obtaining a scholarship is to knock the interview out of the park.

    LTC Rob Kirkland (USA, Ret). 2x PMS (Claremont McKenna College 06-09 and University of Southern California 10-13)

    "The Insider's Guide to the Army ROTC Scholarship for High School Students and Their Parents" (Amazon)
     
  3. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Much better answer then mine, thanks.

    I think you illustrate very well that it is hard to compare stats to other applicants. While an applicant may look good on paper, the interview, although only worth 200 points can have a big effect on the board review. The same ca be said for an applicant that may seem to be slightly lacking in one area, the interview can really help.

    Thanks for great information.
     
  4. Armydad88

    Armydad88 Member

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    Curiosity

    My DD was awarded a 3 year AD AROTC scholarship. We are very proud of her and awaiting whether the possibility of an upgrade is in her stars.

    Is there a way for my DD to find out her board score? I'm much more curious than she is.
     
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  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    No...board scores are not released.

    I would add to ArmyPMS's answer that the board is looking at scholar/athlete/leader (SAL) attributes. As I tell every applicant I talk to, you have to highlight every thing you can the explains why you are a SAL.

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/the-whole-person-score-what-is-it/

    Believe it or not, the CBEF (that crazy personality questionnaire on the application website) is worth 250 points.
     
  6. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    It still baffles me that the score from that "Crazy" test is worth more the the PMS Interview.
     
  7. QA1517

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    I think the "CRAZY" quiz is just an eliminator. If the applicants can sit and answer all the questions then they deserve something:smile:
     
  8. ROTCaspirant

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    What a 1500/1600 SAT score on the 250-point scale?
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Is that just math/CR or all three parts of the test. since 800 is max in each of those two categories a 1600 would probably give you 250. Here's a tip. Higher scores are better and will get you more points.

    If I'm reading the reg correctly it looks like you max out on points with a 1540/35 SAT/ACT score. Again, that is Math and Critical Reading. Your writing score is not factored in.
     

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