NROTC College Tier Majors

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  1. J_PapiChulo

    J_PapiChulo Member

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    Recently was admitted into UC San Diego and I am seriously considering going there. My NROTC scholarship is a Tier 1 Major, which is all engineering of course. When I applied to my UC colleges, I didn't even start my NROTC application yet, so I was ignorant to the whole Tier system. There was no way I could change my declared major on my college applications after submitting them. My first major to UCSD was Mechanical Engineering, which is Tir 1, and my backup was Neuroscience, which isn't. They couldn't admit me into Mechanical because it was so impacted, but I got in for Neuroscience. In my scholarship assignment, I am mandated to study a Tier 1 major. While I would love to study Neuroscience, it is not a Tier 1 Engineering major, and would probably be considered Tier 2. My question is, is it still possible to activate my scholarship at UCSD despite my major not being a Tier 1? I doubt the Navy would let me drop from a Tier 1 to 2 major because they probably selected me based on that major. So should I try contacting UCSD to see if they can change my major to something that is Tier 1? To be honest, I don't really care which type of engineering I do because they all intrigue me.
     
  2. kinnem

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    You might need to explore both routes. Contact UCSD about changing the major. Also contact the cadre at the school at the same time and explain the situation to them. It's possible, although perhaps unlikely, that they could help with the major change. Also not being familiar with their curriculum, you could perhaps switch to another Tier 1 major and they could perhaps help with that. Also, people do switch from a Tier 1 to a Tier 2 major although permission is required and it isn't often allowed. However, since you're not already at the school they might be able to cut you some slack and help you with whatever paperwork is needed.

    If you can get the cadre and the school both pulling in the same direction you might be able to work this out. Or you might not, but you have to try. Changing to a Tier 2 should be the backup plan if a Tier 1 major doesn't work out. Cadre might also suggest other courses of action.

    Of course there are no guarantees. It's possible that things go south and you lose the scholarship. For now though, you should accept it if you haven't already.
     
  3. J_PapiChulo

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    That's what I was thinking. I shall see what happens. Thanks so much, Kinnem!
     

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