LREC Scholarship Questions

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  1. remax331

    remax331 New Member

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    Hello everyone, I recently have run into quite the dilemma regarding my NROTC LREC scholarship. I received notification of my acceptance into the LREC program about a week ago, and with it a school assignment to a school I did not get into. I have filled out a placement change request form and am currently awaiting a response...

    The issue is not with the school change, but rather the school I am requesting the change to is a cross town affiliate (University of Tampa) to the host unit at University of South Florida. While requesting this transfer, I was not aware that Tampa had dropped the classes I would need to major in an accepted LREC subject (Russian culture/ Russian Language.) The host school (USF) on the other hand does have these classes. Is it a possibility to take my prerequisites at UT and the LREC required classes to achieve my major/minor at the host school although I am not enrolled at USF?
    If not, is it possible to transfer schools in the spring to the host school - which would be the same unit and cost less in tuition- so that I can take the LREC classes? All of this of course is assuming I make it over the first hurdle of receiving the placement change.
     
  2. NavyNOLA

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    First off, if you were awarded an LREC scholarship, you may major in any of the Navy's selected languages or cultural studies majors. Just because your scholarship application listed your intention to pursue Russian culture/Russian language, you're not locked in to that. If you instead decide you wanted to pursue an Asian Studies major with four courses in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc., that would be acceptable as well. Or for another example, you could do a Spanish major with four courses in Latin American culture studies.

    However, though, if you're committed to the idea of pursuing Russian, sounds like you've got a dilemma on your hands. While many universities in the same city have agreements in place to allow students to cross-register for courses, you certainly won't be able to complete a major at a school which you don't attend. In this case, the best option is definitely to apply for transfer to the host unit's school. Since you would actually be staying at the same NROTC unit, the process is relatively simple; the unit staff can guide you through it, however you may have to end up spending your freshman year at U of Tampa.

    Regarding the placement change, those aren't processed until mid to late April, so sit tight. As long as your request is in, that's all you need to do. If you're curious, just ask the South Florida unit what their current scholarship loading looks like. They should be able to give you a precise answer on whether or not they'll have space for you.
     
  3. remax331

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    Thank you so much! This definitely helped. Will be getting in touch with USF unit tomorrow, and keeping my fingers crossed for the transfer request to be approved.
     

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