Hi everyone I am new to this forum and am trying to find out some information on whether I have a good shot of getting into VMI and also a couple of questions on the NROTC Marine Option program. First off I know that its not at all set in stone if people on the forum say i will get in that I actually will get in. But I come from a school that doesn't send many kids to VMI (1 in the past 4 years) and I can't get/don't get a straight answer when I ask my guidance counselor what my chances are of getting in. So anyway here are my creds: 3 year GPA 3.33 Act Comp 24 Math 25 English 25 Science 23 Reading 24 Social Studies Club 11, 12; Intramural Officials 11, 12; Sacristan 9, 10, 11, 12; C.S. Lewis Society 12; Senior Leaders 12; National Honor Society 12 Certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid AED, CPR Freshman Lacrosse (manager) 9; Junior Varsity Ice Hockey 9, 10; Junior Varsity Wrestling 11; Varsity Ice Hockey (varsity lettered) 12 Volunteer at The Sacred Heart School Summer Camp as the Secretary for the head of the camp (opened doors, received phone calls and coordinated with camp counselors); summer of 9, 10, 11, and 12 (480 hours completed); Volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project 12 (Soldier Ride); Volunteer at St. Martin de Porres middle school 12 (30 hours completed); My questions on the Marine Option Program are: 1. Does the unit have so called "Recon Platoon" from speaking with an alumni from The Citadel he said they have a platoon that is called Recon and they do different things then the other guys in the NROTC unit. 2. How often does the unit go out and do field training? 3. How does a college programer seek a commission would I contact my OSO after my first year and try to get a spot at PLC? 4. Is a college programer allowed to go to the summer training that the scholarship guys go to (i.e. mountainous warfare training)? 5. Can a college programer enroll in some of the classes that the scholarship guys have to take? Any Information Would be greatly appreciated!