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  1. raiderz2011

    raiderz2011 Member

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    Are some of you starting to hear from NROTC about your application status? From what I have seen, alot of people are. Just asking because I am one of many others still anxiously waiting.
     
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    Notifications started going out awhile ago. I know some people that were notified in October or November. I just got my notification last week.
     
  3. raiderz2011

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    Oh did you? I applied in mid October and haven't heard anything yet. Hoping I don't have to wait until mid April
     
  4. FloridaDad

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    NROTC do regular boards and you don't see big spikes in awards. If you are still waiting from October you are probably bordline for a scholarship. A lot will depend on your major and how popular the units you picked are.
     
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    DS is still waiting as well. We didn't think his application was borderline but here we are still waiting with everyone else.....
     
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    Im still waiting from Mid July, and early June if you count when I actually applied. My transcript (last missing item) was received mid July
     
  7. FloridaDad

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    You can be a great applicant but if the unit is popular you would be borderline. For instance according to another thread the NROTC unit at ERAU is already full.
     
  8. bjkuds

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    stressing over scholarships

    DS had his completed in Summer too. ECE Major, SMC's as top choices which may or may not be a plus when trying for a scholarship. Still not sure whether his school choice hurts or helps his chances. He wants to go regardless, and we will figure it out. But its been a long winter with the waiting.
    As stats go there have been a lot of people on here that have much higher SATs, JROTC, Eagle scouts which he is not. Some have received rejection letters already and he is apparently still is being rolled over. He is above the requirements to apply, but we have never been over confident in ever receiving a scholarship...just hoping for the best. We have resigned ourselves to the fact that it is out of our control now, and have plans B, C, and D in place. If he gets one great, but if not there are other routes to being a military officer eventually, and going to college. Hang in there and try to enjoy your last year in high school. I know its hard, but don't get so wrapped up in tomorrow that you miss today. Keep working hard but have some fun. That's what he is doing.(He said he doesn't have to stress over it. That's what Mom's are for). Stressing over the outcome won't change it. Most of you have fantastic stats and it reflects a solid work ethic/person. Either way most of you have great futures ahead of you. Good luck to all:smile:, but admittedly also hoping it doesn't take until April.
     
  9. MOM2011

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    Can you contact the school directly to find out if they are already full? For example, Texas A&M is a very popular ROTC school, I would think they'd fill up very fast, and it was my son's 1st choice. He also had all info completed by end of July, and we feel is very qualified, but still waiting, waiting, waiting.....
     
  10. bjkuds

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    ...not a bad idea. I may send an e mail to the detachments.
     
  11. raiderz2011

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    my schools were:

    1. Villanova
    2. Drexel
    3. U. of Colorado
    4. U. of Oklahoma
    5. Iowa State


    I havent heard from Villanova yet, and I am on the waiting list for Drexel. I got into the other schools though. After reading others posts and seeing their credentials, it seems like I don't match up with them at all. SAT's are low, qualified with ACT. Rising GPA, its low because of my freshman year. But since then I have had no less then a 3.7. Eagle Scout, Varsity Wrestling Captain. Then I see people with 770 and 740 scores and think, "wow, I'm not even close". Just would be nice to hear a yes or no soon so I can move on. I appreciate all the responses though.
     
  12. FloridaDad

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    According to the thread the other day Texas A&M is also full.

    Look at thread by D.mcknight titled confused.
     
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    Raiderz -- Being super high academically is not a guarantee. There are the three areas: Academic, Leadership, Athletic/Fitness. They are each equally important. Then there is the wildcard: Why do you want to be an Officer? That's really a 4th equally important criterion, if not more important than the other three.

    I write that to say that ROTC is a completely different evaluation procedure than the one used by colleges... similar, but really very different. Very high academics is not the #1 criterion for ROTC scholarship selection. Lots and lots of scholarships go out to 1100 SAT scorers with 3.3 GPA, and lots and lots of 1400 SAT and 3.9 GPA are not selected for scholarship.
     
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    Thats what I was hoping for. I figured Eagle Scout and Wrestling Captain would definitley help.
     
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    Eagle Scout is the true feather in your cap...it counts big time.

    However, being from NJ originally and attending college in Philly, if Drexel waitlisted you, Villanova is not IMPO going to be a match. Decades ago Drexel was the higher caliber, but not Villanova is on par if not in some majors higher.

    Have you contacted the BN at Drexel or Villanova? The little secret is sometimes admissions talk to ROTC for cadets with scholarships. Colleges are in the business of being in a business...ROTC has been seen by certain colleges as a recruitment tool.

    It is rare, but it does occur that an ROTC scholarship recipient gets in because they have that scholarship.

    Are you IS PA?

    Have you gone to www.collegconfidential.com on their college forums to see if you are a match under the college?

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/drexel-university/

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/villanova-university/

    That should give you an eyeball of your chances of acceptance to their schools.

    One thing to remember and realize, as much as you are biting at the bit to leave home for college, come a 3 day weekend with no home football game, dorms clear out and it can become an issue of personal happiness when you are the only one left in the dorm.

    This is true for big schools too.

    Many colleges like UC, UO, and ISU, have the majority of their students from IS. For example, VA, MD, and NC schools have a mandated 70-75% IS ratio to OOS. Kids flee on weekends when there is nothing to do...even if that means a 4 hr car ride each way for 72 hrs. Trust me, I have 2 kids in college...one OOS, one IS, and neither of them ever stayed at school for Columbus Day weekend as freshman. OBTW one is at VT and one is at UMDCP....both are big in size.
     
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    Congrats, d.mcknight! How much time did NROTC give you to decide whether to accept or decline?
     
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    Raiderz2011, Best wishes to you as you wait! It won't be too much longer now:)

    MOM 2011, DD is considering making a change from her assigned school. She contacted the other school to see if there was availability and was told that she needed to contact Pensacola to inquire if the unit is full or not. I won't be surprised if others share a different experience though.
     
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    The NROTC unit you apply to has zero bearing on recieving a scholarship. The boards do not even look at the schools you have chosen. This comes directly from my district coordinator.
     
  19. d.mcknight

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    Thank you! They gave me until March 2nd I think. I already accepted before I even got the online notification or the packet through snail mail because of some issues with my school choices being filled. I was able to work it out and accept through e-mail.
     
  20. FloridaDad

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    Did you change schools or accept UCLA?
     

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