I'm in the same boat as Eagles21's son...

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by diebs, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. diebs

    diebs Member

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    So my post is pretty much along the same lines as Eagle21's from yesterday except that I was rewarded a 4 year scholarship from Army instead of Navy and my first choice is USC (Southern California) instead of SDSU. USC has always been a reach school for me as my GPA is below their average. Basically I just wanted to clarify whether a first board ROTC offer has any benefit to their admission decisions for an incoming freshman like me. I'm still going to mention it in my application but I just want to be realistic about how much it will help out.
     
  2. nofodad

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    Truth is no one here can say. This topic has come up on the forum before and there are almost as many posters who say it is an advantage when it comes to admission as say it plays absolutely no part. But nothing ventured nothing gained...if you're unsuccessful you may be able to transfer your scholarship within the brigade...but there are no guarantees
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 nofodad

    Still, it can't hurt to forward the award doc to admissions in that it might make you more attractive as the school will be assured of receiving full rack rate tuition.
     
  4. Norfolk63

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    First off, congratulations! As a Trojan myself, I believe you will rise to the challenge. Suggest visiting USC, and personally meeting your admissions counselor to state your case. Good luck!
     
  5. diebs

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    Hey thanks very much, I appreciate it. And yes that would be ideal but as their application deadline is December 1st I think the most contact I'll be able to have with my admissions counselor at this point will be by phone and email (I'm located in Tennessee). However, I will definitely be using those to my advantage.
     
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    I was thinking the same. I'll try and present myself as basically a student they won't have to pay for.
     
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    True, thanks for your feedback.
     
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    though their deadline is 1 Dec., that is irrelevant to the timeframe in which they will actually review your file... so by all means initiate a dialog with your admissions contact.
     

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