military college question HELP!

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  1. xchr1s

    xchr1s Member

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    i interested in going to a military college but im new to the idea.

    im from GA with a 3.2gpa and a 1100sat (retaking soon). where can i get into? a



    ps- what is ROTC???
     
  2. SF49ers

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    ROTC is Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Each branch of service has its own ROTC program, and qualified students can commission as an officer in that branch upon graduation.

    Definitely apply to North Georgia College and State University. It is one of the six senior military colleges, which have corps of cadet programs. This program allows you to take ROTC courses and live the military lifestyle without a military commitment. Many cadets do go on to the military though. North Georgia has normal college students and cadets. It's a fairly small school (about 5000 students) and is in the beautiful city of Dahlonega. With your academics, I think you'll get in there. Also, the state of Georgia gives cadets some financial aid, whether you go into the military afterwards or not ( I believe it's about $1500 per year).

    I would also consider applying to the other Senior military colleges. The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina is probably the closest, but Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, and VMI in Virginia aren't terribly far either. Norwich, up in Vermont, is a bit further away. All are great schools with unique programs and locations.

    Aside from Corps of cadet programs, you could still go to a "normal" Georgia college and participate in ROTC. All of the large universities should have ROTC programs (UGA, GSU, Tech, Ga Southern, etc).

    On a personal note, I'm from Georgia as well, and I go to The Citadel. If you have any more specific questions, feel free to message me. Good Luck!
     
  3. xchr1s

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    after these colleges i would be an enlisted officer? if so what would i do after college?
     
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    With that you can get into anywhere. You can be a complete idiot and get into the Citadel though if that's your choice. With a 3.2 in high school you would be near the top of the academic chain there.
     
  5. SF49ers

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    A 3.2 would be competitive for admissions, but it would not put you at the top of the academic chain. The high school GPA's of those receiving academic or military scholarships is often at or above a 3.2, with an upward trend.

    Good grades in high school don't necessarily correlate to good grades at The Citadel. I know a guy who had to do a year at community college to make up for this high school grades, and he still has a 4.0. Even among the guys on academic scholarship, first semester GPA's range from 4.0 to below 3.0. It may not be difficult to get accepted into The Citadel, but it is difficult to remain here. Not impossible by any means, but it just shows that personal characteristics like discipline and determination mean more than the quantitative indicators.
     

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