NROTC as college programmer

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  1. md403

    md403 Member

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    I got the electronic TWE last week and took time away to clear head. Im off to Yale and will inquire about their college programmer/side along. I dont know about NROTC as Im still waiting for a decision. Should I not get selected this year my application for NROTC will be 80-90% completed by time school starts up in August. Does anyone here have any insight to the NROTC at Yale? Advise on possibility of a NROTC re-applicant?
     
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    Thanks Kinnem
     
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    Hi md403 - I am just curious why you chose Yale over MIT, Harvard and Stanford?
    My son is still deciding either Yale or an another colleges (one of the college you were also accepted).
    Are you going attend Bulldog days? If so, you can request NROTC students for your room host.
     
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    I dont want to deal snow lol.. Actually I love the snow as we go skiing a lot in NH. I just wanted a school with a good crew history. Yes, I know Harvard has an outstanding crew but I also wanted the tangibles. Dont get me wrong both MIT/Harvard are great schools but for me Yale just was a better fit when comparing the 3. My visits were all great but I just had a great chemistry with the Bulldogs. I have already reached out to the unit for my room host and cant wait to get more info on the unit and also the college programmer track there as well. Wishing you and son good luck in deciding what school he wants to go to. Also remember, that if if your son applied to a SA and got tuned down, it is the SA loss not your sons' as another door will present its self and open.
     
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    As it relates to ROTC, Yale's unit meets on campus which cuts out a great deal of time in commuting, MIT has most of it's event's on campus (with some students living next door to the unit building) with some things at BU, and Harvard has to commute to MIT (and sometimes BU) for almost all events. Yale tends to be friendlier towards ROTC in terms of school support than Harvard. MIT has always had strong support for ROTC. Yale tends to be a "friendlier" campus overall and more of a party school, though students at all three can "work hard, play hard." Harvard/MIT have the advantage of having more high profile figures visit the unit; this year both the SECDEF (MIT grad) and SECNAV (Harvard grad) visited and took pictures with Midshipmen. The personality of the units is shaped to a degree by the cadre, which rotates every two years. When my DD visited Yale while in High School, the LT she spoke with was very negative towards having any college programmers in the program, which was a negative as DD planned to intentionally go that route if she opted for ROTC in place of the Academy. On the other hand, by the time she visited at Bulldog Days, that LT was gone and the replacement had no problem with college programmers. When DD did her college visits (Bulldog Days, etc.), she called and made her own arrangements for room hosts. She didn't know anyone at the schools, but checked out organizations she was interested in, found their officers, and made contacts to arrange someone to stay with so she would have the advantage of learning about those organizations while there.
     
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    md403- Thank you for your reply.
    I think Yale NROTC is very well organized unit.
    I believe high stats student like you will get NRTOC scholarship soon.
    I hope your good luck at Yale.
    If my son decides to go to Yale, he will find you!
     

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