Marine option ROTC Question

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  1. phdawg

    phdawg New Member

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    Few questions for those with more knowlege on this subject?(or a direction to a pervious thread)

    1. What are the steps for applying?
    2. What are the requirments?
    3. What kinda of profile do they seek(grades, extracirculars)?
     
  2. hockeyguy21

    hockeyguy21 Member

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    Best way to begin;
    https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/marine.asp

    My son started interviews with recruiters who visited school. Also, check with NROTC close to you. My best advice to search, search, search for the information you want. Visit schools early rather than wait. It is my opinion that some programs have more commitment to MROTC than others. This is a process that only you can go through. Serviceacademyforums is a resource I wish we knew about when my son started. No one person or persons can do it for you.
    If you are a junior, this is a good time to begin.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Kemp7

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    1. Check the link above.
    2. Atleast a 1000 on your SAT (out of the math and verbal sections but get above an 1100 to have a better chance)
    You need atleast a first class PFT score (225) to be considered (or thats what i was told).
    3. They don't look at your high school GPA so don't worry about that. What they do look at is extracirriculars (you don't need a ton but look active), teacher recomendations, the two interviews you do with an officer (usually a Captain or Major), your SAT (like I said above break atleast 1100; a 1200 gives you a really good chance; a 1300 and above will almost guarantee you to have one of the highest SAT scores), your PFT (if you can't break 225 you better have high SATs), and show interest. The Captain i worked with held PT sessions every tuesday and thursday from September to December. By attending it showed him that I really wanted the scholarship and it helped get me a high PFT score. Most captains will set something up like this.
     
  4. apr8001

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    You DO NOT have to have a 1st class PFT. I don't remember my exact number, but I do know it was a 2nd class. They expect you to be physically ready to participate in the program. NROTC gets you up to that 1st class performing ability when it comes to OCS after your junior year.

    Obviously, though, the better your PFT the better your chances of getting in. This is certainly not something to slack off on.
     

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