Discussion in 'ROTC' started by rtaylork, Apr 4, 2016.
Does anyone have any idea when NROTC will release decisions again or when the board is meeting?
22 April and 1 May.
Thanks! How did you find out?
and here http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/nrotc-board-update-thoughts.48195/#post-478819
@NavyNOLA corrected the 6 May date to before 1 May.
This NROTC shell game really has me confused... We all know that the deadline to apply for said NROTC scholarships has come and gone. In past threads, they have already sent out a lot denial letters for whatever reason, albeit grades, gpa or what not. NROTC boards already know how many scholarships can be given out, already know everyone's final scores. So why are they playing this shell game??? just award the scholarships to the people and be done with it! SA deadlines for accepting an offer of appointment for some have come and gone or fast approaching. Most schools want an answer NLT 1 MAY 2016. There will be last minute, wait listing for schools going on (got into school B but scholarship is for school A and also got a denied) verbal/written promises of going to this school etc... trying to hedge options for SA if wait listed there, it goes on.
Since this is about Navy, at USNA and other schools as well, they talk HONOR CODE this and that. (for USNA it was written by Ross Perot. This guy was so dead on about no to NAFTA it is not funny.. sorry just came out of a gov class), that some would say that the muddling starts during the process. They want us to honest with them, then they should be honest with us and stop playing our dreams of going to XYZ school. They already know the answers for the majority of people out here, if they are going to get a scholarship or not. Granted, some who applied for SA also used NROTC for their back up schools and will hang onto said scholarship until I Day or longer. I get that, but those numbers cant be that great in the scheme of things, are they? Why are there 2 more boards left, when they already have all the information that they need to make the final cuts?
If I offended anyone , this is not my intention, Im just venting as to the process. Good luck to all of those still waiting to word one way or another and to those who got their respective scholarship good luck in your school and in your naval career.
Why do you think they know everyone's final scores? There are still boards to come. Also, they do not know who might decline because they've been accepted to an academy or another college, so they do not know how many are still available to be given out. The earliest SA deadline I know of is April 15 and we're not there yet. So they do not have all the info they need to make the final cuts. In any case, they, like anyone else, is free to run their process any way they want. I don't mind venting but I do mind incorrect facts.
If you're tired of waiting then by all means move on, but you have weeks left before you need to execute plan B and if you have everything set up then it can normally be done online in less than a day. Maybe 4 days if you have to do it by mail. Deep breaths.
"It is what it is." The waiting continues.
First off, if a student submits an NROTC application on 31 JAN (and many do), it will take 30 days (at least) to complete the AFA, do your officer interview, allow your recruiter to gather your high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, required forms, etc. Then all that paperwork is mailed to Pensacola, at which point it takes a couple weeks to get processed in and prepared for a board. So at this point, the very first board it is going to see is late March or early April. So yes, the late boards are needed. Also, the last board handles all the MSISR applications, which aren't due until the end of February each year. Ultimately, more boards equals more opportunities for a student to get selected, so I think the system is pretty fair in that regard. Yeah, sometimes you submit your application the summer before senior year and then don't hear back until April. What does that mean? You were on the bubble the whole time and they were weighing other candidates instead. It's honestly not a terrible system.
NOLA, too bad they decommissioned my old squadron or you could have flown with us down at Belle Chasse. Great flying and a great group of aviators.
My son still hasn't heard yet either, very competitive candidate with 34 ACT (32M, 36V), 4.0 GPA, 4 years Chinese, NHS, 2 sport varsity athlete, baseball captain, Eagle Scout, Class President, etc...4 nominations to USNA, wait listed at USNA and USCGA. I don't want to describe too much of his resume but the the NRD 2nd Class who was working his application said he was the most qualified candidate they saw in our NRD. I called NETC to make sure we hadn't screwed up anything on the application and they said it looked good. They also told me since I was Post 9/11 GI Bill eligible and had transferred my benefits to him, that any state school was acceptable on his list of 5 because with the GI bill they would offer in-state tuition. My son had 5 very competitive schools on his list, would this possibly be part of the delay? Waiting to see if there are slots available in those respective NROTC units?
@NTWLF ONE - we too are still waiting with a very qualified DS. Are you planning on using your transferred GI Bill benefits in conjunction with a scholarship when your DS gets one? I would like to as well to help with the room/board, but seems like we would be flushing the tuition $$$ from either the scholarship or the GI Bill down the drain.
Not sure yet of the mechanics of how to make it work. If we get the NROTC scholarship, I plan on calling the veteran's support office in the Plan B school and see what they recommend. I also need to make sure my eligibility amount that the VA shows matches what they have at BUPERS.
I defintely wish VAW-77 was still around! Getting some flight time in down here would be fantastic. Oh well.
Sorry it's taking a while for your son. No, his school choices would have absolutely nothing to do with his ability to get selected- the scholarship boards select the best applicants, and then the Placement Office slots students into units based on a student's preference list and a unit's current scholarship loading for the incoming freshman class. A board just wrapped up last week, and I'd expect results to be available within a week or so. The last board is in late April, so keep your fingers crossed.
Regarding the GI Bill benefits, that is not something I normally deal with, so I don't want to give you bad intel. Actually, at Tulane, our scholarship students receive free room and board for all four years, so that question doesn't typically come up.
Thanks, pretty much understand the process, wasn't sure how the scholarships were allocated by unit. Definitely understand the "hurry up and wait" method...hard to explain to an 18 year old.
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