NROTC Bad dream or?

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  1. lostdad

    lostdad New Member

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    My son applied for the NROTC scholarship and was notified that he received the National 4-year. The only problem is, it was to his second choice school, and he did not get accepted to it. He was accepted to his first choice to Embry-Riddle with the Chancellors Scholarship ($10,800 value per year), University of Florida, and University of Missouri-Columbia. He has put in for a request of unit change, but was put on a wait list. We are trying to prepare for plan C. Our problem is, the other schools have closed their acceptance so no matter what, he cannot get in. We did not have the funds to pay the acceptance/housing fees to all the schools so we chose the one he had the scholarship to. We are at a loss and don't know what to do. This is a big deal to our family as we do not have the funds to send him to school and do not want to waste this kind of opportunity. We were told that he can pick a list of other schools with rolling admissions, but Embry-Riddle has rolling admissions. Can he start in the spring of 2017 and still keep the NROTC scholarship instead of starting in the fall of 2016? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Did you call the NROTC unit at the school where he received the 4yr NROTC scholarship? Perhaps they can help with admissions at the school. Sometimes that can make a difference.
     
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    I called Georgia Tech immediately, and they stated that they were completely full and no longer able to accept new students period. I did not try contacting his unit.
     
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    I have heard, anecdotally, that there are always NROTC units with openings at the end of this process. I believe that as part of the waitlist process, you may be told of units that have openings and asked if you are interested (if not, perhaps you can ask). Then, even though you hadn't applied to them, you could contact the school about a quick application/ decision. Perhaps that is an option?
     
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    He will not be able to start in spring 2017 with the scholarship and forgo the fall 2016 semester. If he's not using the scholarship at a unit come fall, the scholarship will be forfeited. I would imagine the chances are fairly decent that he'll be able to get off a wait list and get into one of these other units/schools that he's requested. If all else fails, check out many of smaller NROTC crosstown schools around the country, as plenty offer rolling admissions; we have a handful of schools in New Orleans that are crosstown to the Tulane unit that accept admissions applications until mid-May or 1 June.
     
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    I called Georgia Tech immediately, and they stated that they were completely full and no longer able to accept new students period. I did not try contacting his unit.
     
  7. lostdad

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    Would changing to the Marine option help his chances in getting in to ERAU?
     
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    The Marine Option scholarship path is a separate application. Some mids in my son's unit have switched, but that's only after they've been in the unit a year and have been evaluated by the MOI/AMOI team and unit staff.
     
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    At this point, scholarship option will have no bearing on whether or not Placement can offer him a spot at a particular school. Besides, the first opportunity to even request a change of option isn't until the summer after freshman year.
     
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    Hello lost dad
    I am so sorry you are in this boat. I hope other people may be able to post about their area with NROTC units and if the colleges in their area have a late application turn in. I know University of Houstons cross town affiliate is Rice for NROTC. It is an easy drive to Rice from U of H. They are still accepting applications through June beginning of July. It might not be your sons ideal college but it is a start for your list to go through. I am not sure how many is in Rice's unit or anything about Rice's unit. If we were unable to switch my DD's NROTC to Marquette we would have switched to U of H.

    Good luck!!
     
  11. md403

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    @ lost dad. I hope everything works out for your son. Getting a 4 yr scholarship is an achievement by itself. I feel for your son not getting his 2nd choice.. good luck, also if possible keep us updated. I lost out on both usna and nrotc but got accepted everywhere except usna (3.94 gpa ACT 35 (math 35 CR 34). Needless to say, I wont be re-applying to usna. NROTC maybe via unit-Yale. If I choose not to go that route Ill try NUPOC. I could be about 2 years ahead of usna class 2020 pay wise if I get accepted into NUPOC. Only problem with NUPOC is that I would not want to be an instructor or inspector, just officer. For those of you who want engineering, you owe it to yourself to check out NUPOC. Some highlights...once accepted 15k (2 weeks after WDC interview), enlisted as an E6 until you degree is complete (approx. $4200 per month base pay, BAH and other allowances, enlisted time counts toward retirement, NO ROTC meeting or classes ( have to take PRT 2x a year), NO grooming standards (if you want a beard let it grow, then go get your picture taken for CAC/ID). My older twin is going to UPENN (M&T-Wharton 3.95 gpa ACT 34 (math 34 cr 34) also denied from both usna and nrotc. Sadly he ranked top on several national math and cyber competitions), for both of us this may be our way of getting in, if not then we know that Navy does not us which would their loss.
     
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    My Son was placed at his third choice school, However, he remains on the "waitlist" to his first choice college. Could someone explain how this works?
     
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    I am guessing once he excepts the new placement then that is it, but maybe someone else has more of an insight?
     
  14. NavyNOLA

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    If he's on the wait list at choice number 1, that means the unit is full. He can stay on the wait list until deep in the summer, but unless a student currently placed there declines a scholarship or transfers their placement, he will most likely not be able to get into the unit. Each unit has a hard cap for new scholarship freshmen, and once it's been reached, the unit is full. I'd prepare to move forward with school choice number 3.
     
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