Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by cycle1994, Nov 30, 2009.
Does anyone know how many NROTC candidates are offered appointments to the academy each year?
My answer may be incorrect for I am not quite sure about the question you are asking. If you are asking does someone that solely applies for a NROTC scholarship, would they perhaps be offered a LOA or appointment to the Naval academy, the answer in my opinion is NO. The Academy requires WAY more documentation, credentials, athletics, leadership criteria , Congressional Nominations and a whole tidbit of "unknown selection" criteria that changes yearly.
If your are asking if someone applies to the Naval Academy and is not appointed, but did not fill out any of the paper work, essay requirements or interviews (remember you have to apply to the university and NROTC unit seperately) I would also say NO to. This process requires an interview with one of the NROTC instuctors/leaders and a selection of five choices of units for the competativeness of the programs.
I can only speak from my daughters experiences. There are "rumors" that the Academy and NROTC process reach across the isles, share information and make recommendations, but I can say in OUR situtition only, that was not the case at all. They are two seperate process and act indivdual of each other.
If you are asking how may EXISTING NROTC candidates in Universities are offered appointments, I have no idea.
One of the moderators will no doubt answer this more fluently, but in our situation one program DID NOT work with the other.
So, Apply to both. If you want to serve in the Navy as an officer, both are great ways to get there.
I read the question as your third scenario - that he was wondering if he didn't get into USNA this year, and did get into NROTC, how much that would help him in the quest for USNA next year. So wondering how many people each year came from that route. Of course I have no idea, so I guess I'm not much help!
I applied to the USAFA last year and did not get an appointment. I'm in AFROTC now, and reapplying to the USAFA. I recall my admissions officer saying that, as a result, I am able to receive up to 100 extra points on my application (or something like that). Regardless of his exact wording, he impressed upon me the fact that spending a year in college and in ROTC would greatly improve my odds of receiving an appointment.
Also, ROTC cadets are able to apply for a nomination from their commanding officer. Each year, the USAFA gives out 20 appointments to candidates with this nomination. I'm assuming it is the same for the USNA.
My child rec'd LOA and has also completed NROTC scholarship application. Child got call from Midshipman recently arguing academy over NROTC. My question: is there competition between USNA and NROTC in going after candidates?
Never heard that there was a problem between NROTC and Academy. My son has applied to both and there has been no cross talk between either. NROTC did not know he applied to the Academy until he told them at his interview. Recruiters may need to up their numbers but this seems strange. They are using Midshipmen as recruiters now? Never heard of that. Our B&G informed me that he had requested some Midshipmen for High School Presentations and was told we are not on the priority recruitment list. Too many from our State apply. Congratulations on the LOA. The Willie Wonka "GOLDEN TICKET".
I am in agreement with the people above me. I am currently a high school senior, and have completed both a USNA application and NROTC application. I received my NROTC scholarship last Wednesday. Yes, when I filled out the Naval Academy's application, it did tell me that some items I use can be used in conjunction with the NROTC application. However, such was not the case. I completed everything for the Academy, and still had to do everything for NROTC, so obviously it didn't work, HOWEVER, one of my friends also completed an NROTC scholarship application, and was notified that he was an official candidate for the Naval Academy. He had never even been on the Academy's website! This makes me believe that the Academy do look at NROTC applications and make designations, such is the case with my friend. However, this is just my personal experience. Best of luck.
During the last couple of cycles USNA and NROTC programs are exchanging applicants' information, thus your apparently random contacts from the program for which you did
not apply. The programs are different enough that you won't get selected for either program without actively pursuing the appointment. I do recommend you consider both programs, however, especially if your primary interest is in USNA. Hedge your bets.
Wow - my child was told that NROTC scholarship recipients wouldn't be notified until at least after the application deadline closed in January 2010, and would more likely be after February 2010. Is it typical that NROTC scholarships can be awarded before that?
I think if you read through this forum you will find multiple examples of people who have already been notified that they are a NROTC Scholarship recipient.
NROTC boards have met many times already, and meet atleast once a month through April. It seems to take about 1-2 weeks for notification. If not selected, the app automatically rolls to the next board. We have been hoping since October but no offer yet. The waiting is the worst part!
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