NROTC board notification

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  1. btg13

    btg13 New Member

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    Greetings all. My DS applied very early and probably had his packet reviewed by the first NROTC board. I am guessing my DS may know something about 30 days after the board meets, if he was competitive enough to earn a scholarship. Does that sound right? I think I read Navy meets monthly, so this is basically an monthly process if I am piecing this process together right.
    I know...patience is the name of the game now. If anyone can confirm or correct the puzzle I outlined, that would be appreciated.
     
  2. NAVYHOPEFUL2019

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    The first NROTC board is suppose to meet in August but may not meet until Sept. and then monthly after that. If he is not selected at first board he then will get looked at again in subsequent boards. Typically after the board meets its another two weeks before you would hear anything as the selected winners then have to be assigned to a school. This is my understanding of the process . It's a long process and patience is key. Some will not find out until the spring if they have been selected or not, even though they applied early.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    This may help for those who are trying to understand the process:

    "Before offering advice on the college/university placement section, I will take a step back for a moment to familiarize you with how the whole process works. Scholarship selection boards for the Navy meet about a dozen or more times (depending on the total number of applications) throughout the year with the first board usually convening in late August/early September. Marine Corps scholarship selection boards are held in November and February. Each board will review approximately 500 applications and they are reviewed in the order in which they are received. For this reason, you want to make every effort to have all of your application complete by early August so that you will be reviewed as early as possible. By August, there are usually 2,000 to 3,000 applications completed so if you’re just finishing in the September timeframe, you may not be reviewed until several months later. The selection board "scores" all of the applications it reviews based on everything contained in the application and then selects the top hundred or so highest scoring applications. Those not selected are automatically rolled to the next board which would meet about a month later and select another hundred or so applications. In this manner, about 1,800 to 1,900 students will ultimately be selected over the course of the year (the last board meets in April) out of the roughly 8,000 to 10,000 that apply. This represents around a 20 percent acceptance rate, though it varies by year. Again, this is why you want to take the time to make your application as strong as possible. "

    http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-information (see pdf file "scholarship application - helpful information")
     
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  4. btg13

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    Perfect! Thanks so much for the responses. This makes is clear and helps.
     
  6. proudofmyboy

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    My understanding is that the first board is not meeting until the end of Sep with results due out by mid Oct. Hope this helps.
     

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