"Immediate Selection" NROTC

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  1. usna/nrotcpsuhopeful

    usna/nrotcpsuhopeful Member

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    Hi, I was told by my NROTC recruiter that with my academic scores, I was eligible for "immediate selection for the NROTC scholarship". What does this mean as far as the acceptance rate? Anybody else ever hear of this?
     
  2. Pima

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    A couple of people on this site had this last yr. and from what I recall it meant that it was akin to an LOA for the USNA. I believe it is a way that they can actually pull you through the system as a By Name request. The commander contacts the NROTC scholarship board and tells them they want you on their list, thus it is an immediate selection.

    Realize you will still have to pass your Dodmerb and fitness to be awarded the scholarship.

    Sorry I can't help you more since we never did the NROTC route. I believe Centh and DougBetsy are Navy.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    AS Pima said - it's legit.
    Not sure what you mean by:
    >>>>What does this mean as far as the acceptance rate?<<<<
     
  4. Pima

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    I was assuming it meant college acceptance rate, since the NROTC is tied to the actual college.

    You also might want to put in the OFF TOPIC thread a title of BGO help. They would be the ones that could give you the answers you are looking for, otherwise this thread will be more likely to die before you get the exact answer you need.
     
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  5. usna/nrotcpsuhopeful

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    Thanks to all who replied.
     
  6. basilrathbone

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    This happened with our son last year. As it was described to us, essentially your NROTC package will get looked at before the reviews start in August. The local recruiters recommend this for students who seem assured to get a scholarship, in their estimation. It actually backfired on our son, though. He had his application completed by late June, the local recruiters send it to Millington with paperwork for this early process. The NROTC packages are reviewed (apparently to make sure they're complete?) in Millington before they are passed along to Florida for a determination. While in Millington, our son's two sets of paperwork got separated and stayed separated and unattended for a few months. Our local recruiter only knew that everything was on track as far as he was aware. We were therefore surprised that August and September came and went with no word. In October my husband was in Millington on military business and made an inquiry. Son's paperwork was then "found" and passed along to Florida and he received his scholarship at the next board. I'm not sure what would have happened had we just continued to trust that everything was "on track". My suggestion to you is follow up if you have been recommended for this and don't receive word after the first board. I would also suggest that you look at your schools you're applying to, call their NROTC Units and find out when they usually fill up. Our son switched a couple of times and it's much easier to switch late to some units than others. The other thing we would have done differently is have him apply as a Tier 3 major even though he is likely to major in a Tier 1 or 2. However, I only recommend this if you are a very very strong candidate and want max flexiblility in choosing a major.
     
  7. larry2013

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    Just to add - my son received his scholarship early fall his senior year - about this time last summer the paperwork began to come from college unit. After we received all the paperwork, but before he reported to school, we were told last summer that the contract had been changed -
    The "contract" they signed (aug of 09) clearly states your major. My son's school was also one that had him declare his major as he accepted admission - while he had been awarded Tier 2 scholarship - his choosen major was in Tier 1 - I noted and wondered as I observed his journey last year, what would happen if he fell short or decided later to change to another major- would the unit remember he had been given schlarship for tier 2 - so far it has turned out very well - selected major is a terrific fit and doing very well - so guess I worried for nothing - but wanted to just let you know that award is one thing, but look out for contract to have major indentified.
    *** supposedly writings from members this past year - and stats we read year before - over 85% scholarships given to Tier 1 & 2, maybe that's changed.
    larrys mom
     
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  8. MorganC

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    Can you do this for Marine Option too or just Navy?
     

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