How relieved were you?

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  1. ABF

    ABF Member

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    So, most of you AROTC scholarship recipients were forced to accept the scholarship and select a school at which to use the scholarship BEFORE you were accepted to the university. How relieved were you when the admission department sent you that acceptance? Or, if you haven't received that letter yet, how stressful has it been for you?

    My kid got the nod on Friday from his school of choice, and he's a totally different kid this weekend. The weight of the world seems to have been lifted off his shoulders.
     
  2. BigBus7

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    Sorry if this strays a bit off course, but if I recall, if you are given an ROTC scholarship to a school and denied to that school, assuming you have no other schools to which you are offered a scholarship and have been accepted to, then ROTC will work to give you a scholarship to a school that you can attend.
    Edit: please, anyone call me out if I am wrong
     
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  3. USMAROTCFamily

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    My DD was overjoyed when she found out she was admitted. Luckily she was admitted Early Action and found out before Christmas. Now the stress is waiting to see if she will be medically qualified by DodMERB. This whole process is certainly the ultimate test of patience.
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

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    They will certainly do their best to help you, but there are circumstances where kids have been awarded an ROTC scholarship, but have not been able to use them when they aren't admitted and have missed deadlines for application to other schools. I would hope applicants would apply to safety schools that has ROTC, as well, so they will insure that they are admitted to at least one university that has ROTC where they could have a chance to use the scholarship if they are not admitted into their preferred schools.
     
  5. ABF

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    You can ask to have your scholarship moved to the school in which you did get accepted, but I have yet to see anything that guarantees your scholarship will be transferred, nor did I ever read that they will make a scholarship happen where you do get in. If the Army is making that happen as a standard, that's great for the scholarship winners. That's news to me. As I understand it, it's only a possibility... not a sure thing.
     
  6. kinnem

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    +1. You are absolutely correct.
     
  7. 2018Class

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    My son's ROTC scholarship letter was dated January 24th. At that time, he had not been accepted to his #1 school. He contacted admissions the following week and informed them about his scholarship. They told him that they did not consider scholarships when making admissions decisions, but thankfully he was admitted to the school at the beginning of the following week.

    If he had not been admitted before the ROTC deadline, he would have still chosen his #1 school and hoped for the best. It would have been very stressful though.

    Now he has to wait on the medical waiver. It's a long process. We don't foresee any issues, but again, you never know. The medical waiver decision will make a difference in the course of my son's life. If the medical waiver is denied, that will be 1000% times worse than not getting a scholarship or getting into the school of his choice. That will mean he will never become an officer in the Army. So this final decision is the most important to him.
     
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  8. alvarado

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    This is on topic, kind of. As of now I have yet to receive a scholarship, my application is still in the boarded stage, so I am assuming in March I will get the decision. I read somewhere that the last chance to change your school of choice was in March and I do not want it to turn out that I am too late to change my school because right now on the application I am unable to. I desperately want to change my school of choice though so if I do get the scholarship, do you think it will be too late to change the school?
     
  9. ABF

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    My kid moved a school from #4 position to #2 position a week or two prior to the board date. When he was awarded a scholarship, that school was listed as #2... and on his award list! (He was awarded scholarship to his top two schools.) So, if you plan to do it, don't delay.
     

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