NROTC colleges with Civil Engineering

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  1. BarrettaM59

    BarrettaM59 Member

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    I am looking for a list of NROTC colleges with Civil Engineering.

    So far I have:

    TAMU
    VMI
    Norwich
    Citadel
    FAMU
    FSU
    USA

    I could guess at a few others. Can you help me fill in my list?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    University of Idaho, they have a very good CE department and they are a HOST school for NROTC. Worth a look.
     
  3. Aglahad

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    Ditto, Idaho has a very good civil and geological engineering program.

    It seems like he is set on SMCs/Corps of Cadet schools after a quick look at his list though.
     
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    Georgia Institute of Technology has a prominent civil engineering program and is the host school for all the ROTCs (NROTC included) for about 13 X-town schools. It's nationally ranked, #4 engineering school I believe, #2 college in the nation for the best return on your investment. Very tough school though. They're known for being extremely rigorous the first yr or 2 yrs so that they can weed out the weak ones:wink:
     
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    NC State
     
  8. kar57

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    The Ohio State University
    Sophomore DS, Civil Engineering, was NROTC - Marine College Programmer for first year and a half and then applied for PLC Dec. '11 and accepted Jan. '12. Major factor in disenrolling from NROTC - College program and applying for PLC was to maintain a decent GPA in OSU's tough Civil Engineering program and still be commissionable in 2014. His previously okay GPA while in NROTC has now improved to the quite decent status without the demands of NROTC taking time from CE major.
     
  9. BarrettaM59

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    PLC

    I am told that when you apply for PLC that you have to prove that you made an effort to commission through other routes. We are planning on the PLC route.
     
  10. kar57

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    DS did very well in the NROTC unit at OSU as a college programmer throughout his freshman year and at the beginning of his sophomore year the CO called him in and said he was recommending him for the 2 1/2 year NROTC - Marine option scholarship - how exactly that process works I'm not sure, how much paperwork DS had to submit, I'm not sure. It seems to me it was the CO putting this in front of whatever review board. At any rate, beginning of December, just before finals week, CO called DS in to give him the news that he nor anyone else in the region was awarded the 2 1/2 year scholarship. That is when the CO recommended DS begin the PLC application process immediately so as to have his file go before the Jan. 3 board. It was a whirlwind process with many hoops to jump and physical exam and fitness test and who knows what all to accomplish before, during and after final exams and well into Christmas break including several trips from home to the region office 2 hours north to have documents signed and authorized... In addition to the NROTC College Program route, DS had also applied and was 2 Q'd with a MOC nomination to USNA (unwaiverable eyesight DQ - one eye only correctable to 20/40). It's definitely been an uphill battle, but well worth it for DS future as a Marine Corps officer! He is looking forward to the 6 weeks at Quantico this summer and then again next summer - all part of this Marine journey for him!
     
  11. kinnem

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    I've always thought PLC was a great program. It's our plan B if sideload scholarship or advanced standing do not come through. Good luck to type DS jar. I would love to hear any feedback he might have on the program. My big concern is DS staying in shape without the PT demands of ,NROTC.
     
  12. kar57

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    Just called DS about this concern to get his take. He said that for him there is no other option than to stay in top shape and be self-motivated about it; the running and push ups and pull-ups and working to max out everything daily - he said something about if he isn't motivated on his own to do these things how can he expect to motivate others as a future officer? Or something to that effect. HIs answer, frankly, humbled me. :smile:
     
  13. kinnem

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    Yeah, I expect DS would have same attitude. But you know us parents!
     

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