Miami University (OH) NROTC or Syracuse University ROTC

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  1. devon.j97

    devon.j97 New Member

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    Hi I'm at a bit of a cross roads in terms of what school to choose. I've narrowed my two college choices down to Syracuse University and Miami Univeristy (in Ohio). The problem lies in that I plan on ultimately going into the Marine Corps (under NROTC). I do plan on transferring elsewhere (maybe to Georgetown) but for the time being these are the choices. If my goal is to transfer to a Georgetown, or Boston College, or something like that, that has NROTC, which school should I start out at. Syracuse attracts me more but they only have ROTC so should I do Army ROTC until I can transfer to a NROTC unit at another school? Or should I just go to Miami and start NROTC so the transferring of units is easier? By the way I wouldn't be going in having the (N)ROTC scholarship right away. I would be applying for it during the freshman year. And how exactly does that work, applying for the 3 or 2 year scholarship? I'm sorry if I'm talking in circles. Thanks
     
  2. terp1984

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    I would start out at the school that has the NROTC unit you want to be at. Sign up as a college programmer, work your tail off and get a scholarship. If you start out at a school with intentions of transferring, I'm not sure how much help you will get from the unit in getting your scholarship. Why are you considering transferring before you even get there?
     
  3. 5Day

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    If your end goal is to be a marine then go to the school that has the NROTC program. This way if transferring to a different school does not happen you can still remain in the NROTC MO.
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Agree with 5Day. Once you have a scholarship, transferring with the scholarship is definitely not a given.
     
  5. devon.j97

    devon.j97 New Member

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    Yeah you're definitely right and hey thanks for your advice. And the reason why I intend to transfer for now is because I'd really like to go to Georgetown or Boston College, maybe a couple others not only because they attract me more but also I do plan on making a later career on Wall Street and Miami and Syracuse aren't exactly targets but to be honest, I am actually now thinking I may want to do financial law that way I can combine my love for finance and law into one.
    Yes I agree, and I am leaning on that more heavily right now, thanks so much for the advice.
    Very true and I didn't do enough research on it until now and now I think I have a much better understanding of how it all works, especially thanks to you three.

    I'm also considering PLC, but I'm going to take a little time to make a decision but thank you a lot for the advice you gave me, I appreciate it.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    PLC can be a good option but it takes a lot of self discipline to achieve it without the NROTC support structure. Then again, I believe you can workout with the poolees so there is that.
     
  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Kinnem, is it true that PLC/OCS is used to "top off" what the Corps needs in officers?
    In other words, the primary need is filled with USNA, first, then NROTC/MO, and only then if needed: PLC/OCS?
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    That's my understanding. And it even makes sense. I suspect though that they always leave some gap for PLC and OCS just to keep some folks in the pipeline (IMHO). It's the numbers that would change. However if needs dropped so low I cold imagine the number being zero from time to time.
     
  9. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    This is why if my DS/DD had a choice between NROTC/MO or PLC, I would encourage him or her to go for NROTC/MO College Program. It is just better odds.
     
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    Miami of Ohio is one of my all time favorite campuses. Its beautiful, and a very good school. I am partial to the MAC schools, being a graduate of Western Michigan, but Really, Miami is an excellent option. I don't know as much about Syracuse, but I wouldn't hesitate to choose Miami; particularly if it provides the ROTC option you prefer.
     
  11. wisbang35

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    My older son goes to Miami, in fact he was born in Oxford, as my husband was an Athletic Trainer there, we moved away and 15 years later he went back to attend school, and also be an Athletic Trainer. It's a fantastic place, beautiful campus, amazing buildings. I can't speak for NROTC specifically, but I have a friend whose son was accepted for NROTC there, and they really liked it, but he chose University of South Carolina instead.
     
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