How long will I have to reply?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by sg1fan93, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. sg1fan93

    sg1fan93 Member

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    How long will I have to reply to a scholarship offer? I submitted my app so it will be reviewed by the next board, but I've heard that you only have 30 days to accept a scholarship offer. Is this true, because not all of my schools woulod have told me if im accepted or not by then.
     
  2. educateme

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    this is correct. if you get a scholarship next board, the decision will probably come out by the end of Jan, and you will have till the end of Feb to pick a school among the scholarship school list they provide.

    this is what makes the whole college application process that much more complicated for the AROTC scholarship candidates: they have to match the school and the scholarship. If you are fortunate enough to get the AROTC scholarship, the next thing to do is to pick a school where the odds of you getting in are very good.

    Every year, we hear about unfortunate AROTC scholarship winners who did not get into the school they got the scholarship for, and couldn't transfer the scholarship to the school they were admitted to.

    Here are some things for you to consider:

    Be very careful about putting together the school of intent list. Make sure that you include at least one safety school in your list - the kind of school where you have very good odds of getting in. If you get scholarships to schools but the odds of getting in to these schools are all iffy, you have a reason to worry.

    caveat: my input is really relevant to highly competitive schools with <<30% acceptance rate. In other schools with more flexible admissions policies, the fact that you got a ROTC scholarship in and of itself may become an overwhelming aspect of your admissions qualifications. I really don't have any idea for these schools' admissions policies.

    NOTE: THE BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION IS THE BATTALION OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOLS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. CALL THEM and ask what was the range of SAT, GPA, etc of the ROTC scholarship winners who were admitted to their school

    good luck.
     
  3. sg1fan93

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    So theres a chance that I will be awarded a scholarship to numerous schools on my list of schools of intent? I thought you only got an offer from one school. And this is Army ROTC, just to clarify.
     
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    Some people have offers for up to 5 colleges. The average seems to be less although two is not uncommon.
     
  5. soxfn2041

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    I got offered 2, but for me, I wasn't upset at all. I got offered a 3 year to my top school, so even though I didn't get as many offers, it can be quality over quantity. I'd rather get 2 good ones than 5 to schools that I have no interest in. Just a though:thumb:
     
  6. sg1fan93

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    Does anyone know if I could get the PMS at a school to hurry up my admission, or at least tell me if I am going to get admitted if I get a scholarship to a school I haven't heard back from?
     
  7. soxfn2041

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    You can always call the PMS. The worst that he or she can do is say there's nothing to be done to help you.
     

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