NROTC Acceptance

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by pbanks13, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. pbanks13

    pbanks13 New Member

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    Im currently a high school junior and interested in marine ROTC. I have a 3.5 gpa and I've taken multiple honors classes each year. I am a varsity athlete on football track and debate. I'm in Teenage Republicans club, campus kindness club, and Model UN. I'm wondering what my chances are for acceptance to the NROTC.
     
  2. bjkuds

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    Take the SAT's and ACT's multiple times.. They take the highest scores in each category so taking them multiple times can only benefit you. Also go for Team Captain to show leadership or a club president. The competition is fierce and you need to do what you can to show leadership along with outstanding academics. Good luck.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    Pbanks13: No one can really know your odds of success - although you can certainly get some insight from others who have been successful. The only 100% guarantee we can tell you is that you won't get a NROTC scholarship if you don't apply!

    You will read of people with "better" records who didn't get a scholarship and others with "weaker" records that do. The board's decision is based on your application, your grades, your test scores, academics, demonstrated leadership, essays, interviews, physical fitness test and the needs of the Marine Corps. That last category (needs of the USMC) is the one that can really swing things from year to year.

    Keep doing what you are doing. Constantly seek to improve your grades. Take and retake the SAT/ ACT. Look for leadership opportunities in your activities. Work out hard and often. And most importantly...

    Start working on your application as soon as it becomes available. Work hard on the essays. Get it submitted as soon as possible. Prepare for your interview (there are some good threads on this subject in this forum). You will take an official Physical Fitness Test as part of the application process - nail it. Then sit back and wait for the results while enjoying your senior year.

    Thank you for your interest in serving your country. This alone makes you stand out from many of your peers.
     
  4. vira

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    With the Marine Corps NROTC option, you have to look at your PFT score. Have you taken it yet? Try to aim for at LEAST a 250+ to be competitive, along with aiming for leadership positions in those clubs as well as maintaining a good GPA (it could always be better!) and achieving good standardized test scores.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    For the NROTC Marine Option, you will want to aim higher then a 250 on your PFT to be competitive for a scholarship.
     

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