low gpa

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  1. zachcleigh

    zachcleigh Member

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    What sat score would realistically help the scholar portion of the application considering i have a 3.0 uwcgpa?
    I currently have a 1270
    600 cr 670 math
    Hoping on the october test to get a 650 cr and 720 math
    Thank you in advance.
    -zach
     
  2. runslikeajohndeere

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    You have good goal for score. There are many variables that affect scholarship. DS was a hard worker, and his academic workload prepared him to do well during his first two years providing s very respectable GPA.

    What classes impact your GPA? Are they AP or IB classes?

    And what major or field if study are you seeking while doing ROTC?

    Keep working hard!
     
  3. zachcleigh

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    I took 3 aps (calc ab, bio and comp sci)
    About 60% honors and pre ap classes.
    School didnt offer IB

    And looking to follow my fathers foot steps with electrical engineering.

    Thank you runslikeajohndeere
    I like the name btw i work on a farm. We dont have any johns but at least it doesnt run like a cub cadet:bang:
     
  4. zachcleigh

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    some additional information... Every year had and upward trend

    freshman=2.583
    sophomore=2.85
    junior=3.67

    Would the board care that it was an upward trend?
    Does anyone have any tips on what I should do next as far as academics are concerned? (other than trying to get straight A's this coming semester :) ) ?

    Thank you in advance!!!
     
  5. soccmomer

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    There is not much you can do academically, except as you said, get the best grades you can. I am not sure how they look at the GPA - sometimes they actually re-calculate it using only certain courses, however, I am not sure how that works. That way they are calculating everyone's GPA on the same playing field, as school differ in the way they calculate GPAs. Maybe someone has some insight into that.
     
  6. DJA

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    Here are the AROTC winner profiles so you can compare your situation to the scholarship winners. Keep in mind this includes all winners and the 4 year scholarship winners usually have even higher marks than these. You definitely need to continue to make the highest grades possible with AP classes if available as you can :

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  7. zachcleigh

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    Thank you soccmomer! My academic profile has turned green and GPA never changed.. so unless that's something the board does I think I'm SOL on the option of my GPA being recalculated.
     
  8. zachcleigh

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    DJA, thank you! I have not seen that chart before.
     
  9. tallygirl95

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    DJA do you possibly have information on stats for the 2 year NROTC scholarship? My DS will be a sophomore in College this fall and debating ROTC or NROTC. Time is ticking to make the decision. Her major is neuroscience in Coll. Lib. Arts with research as the concentration behavioral and cognitive. So I believe that puts her in Tier 3. She hasn't ruled out Psychiatry / Psychology medical...yet. Her current college gpa is 3.73 and 4.0 in major of neuro. Her ultimate goal - PHD neuro research working in military, preferably Walter Reed. At first I think she was looking at the possibility based on tuition assistance, but a light bulb went off and she had an "aha" moment and has become excited about this. She is a bright, tough, determined, hard working, outgoing and very insightful young woman. The more I researched with her I think this may be a wonderful opportunity for her to put all these positive characteristics into play and she feels the same way.

    Any insight you might have would be appreciated on her chances of a 2 year scholarship and what obstacles starting late would she be up against. She was in the top 25% of HS class of 550. Her HS gpa I think was 3.5 with some AP and Honors classes, strong activity involvement in diverse areas from music to sports to student council with leadership rolls. Her SAT's NOT so good. Combined score was 1170 not including the 3rd area that was given during her SAT timeframe she took them in. They now have gone back to 2 areas. I'm VERY new to this website (15 minutes) so forgive me if I've posted in a wrong place but I noticed your attachment for the 4 year stats.

    Thank you!!
     
  10. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    I believe you are headed for disappointment, unless you are a super stud at athletics, a proven leader, or an underrepresented minority. 4.0 gpa's get turned down or left on the wait list on a regular basis.

    That said, you never know until you know.
     
  11. zachcleigh

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    Thank you maplerock. I'd rather hear that then a load of bull
     
  12. zachcleigh

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    Many have told me that i stand little chance of receiving a scholarship offer. However, I'm still going to aim for it. Assuming my athlete and leadership portions of my application are sound what sat am I going to realistically need to offset the 3.0 uwcgpa?

    Thank you for any help. Moral is kind of low right now, but not giving up.
     
  13. soccmomer

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    Zach - just do your best. Study, review, take a review course, but all you can do is give it your best effort. Then apply. If you do not get a scholarship, you can still do ROTC and at that point really concentrate on the college academics. My DS had a higher GPA, but lower SAT's than you do now and he was awarded a 4 yr scholarship. He had great athletics and great leadership, but we were still worried. The point is, you can only do so much at this point so just give it your best effort! While you are waiting to hear on the scholarship make sure you are filling out your college applications and be sure to apply to some schools that you can afford without the scholarship (you should do that even with the scholarship!). Good luck on that SAT!
     
  14. Jcleppe

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    A lot will depend on what schools you list on your application. Less competitive schools will give you a better chance. By less competitive I mean State schools that do not have large popular Battalions (Larger is not always better. A school that normally does not fill it's scholarship slots will offer you a better chance.

    My son had a 3.5 GPA but his ACT was only 24, so there is not a set formula when it comes to scholarships.

    What schools are you considering?
     
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  15. zachcleigh

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    My 7 schools of intent at the moment (disregarding order of interest) are:
    University Southern Maine
    Washington state
    University of North GA (home state school)
    North Dakota state
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    University of Alaska Anchorage
    And South Dakota State

    To everyone taking the time out of their day, I really appreciate the help.
     
  16. Chadron State ROTC

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    According to your top 7 choices, it looks like you enjoy the outdoors. You should take a look at Chadron State College AROTC in Nebraska. We are very competitive and growing school.

    As an extension center, we commissioned 7 last year, including Aviation, Ordinance with EOD, and 2 Infantry just to name a few.

    We also have several on campus scholarships that we can help, if you miss the 4 year scholarship. Including a room scholarship and tuition waivers. ( with a high enough SAT). Check them out.

    http://www.csc.edu/start/finaid/scholarships/freshman/index.csc

    Here's our Facebook page, feel free to add the group.

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/174769692560059?ref=bookmarks

    Any questions give me a call or email.

    Best of Luck!!


    Chadron State ROTC
    308-432-6030
     
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    This is why this forum is so great! Keep up the good work Chadron!
     
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  18. Jcleppe

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    Zach,

    I would highly recommend you contact the gentleman from Chadron State, these are exactly the programs I was referring to in my post.

    Both my sons went to a smaller lesser known State school that had a great program. The school was not one of the programs that tend to have a huge number of applicants. They were able to give several cadets scholarships that did not receive one from the national board.

    Just like Chadron, their school commissioned 7 this past May, all received AD that wanted it, and everyone got their first choice. 2 Aviation, 2 Infantry, 1 Engineer, 1 Ord. EOD, 1 Military Police. Like I said, larger and more well known programs don't always mean better success.

    Chadron sounds like a great school and program, like many, one I had never heard of until he posted here, lots of opportunities out there for prospective cadets with an open mind toward all programs.
     
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  19. zachcleigh

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    I will definitely look into it and begin researching the school. Sounds like a great opportunity.
    Thank you Chadron!
     

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