NROTC Colleges

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  1. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    I would like to know how imperitive it is that I qualify for in-state tuition at the public/state school I choose. For example, Pennsylvania State University is the only state school I desire to attend, however I live in New York. does this mean I can not put this as my public/state school that I qualify for in-state tuition?

    I am confused because the application states that the state/public school you put down, you must qualify for in-state tuition to that school. But then later in the appliction it gives me the choice to say I do not qualify for in-state tuition. So I would like to know if it is or is not a requirement to qualify for in-state tuition to the public/state school of my choice.

    Thank you,
    Nick
     
  2. Centhea

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    My DS attends the University of Maryland but we are from Virginia. His NROTC scholarship pays the full tuition.
     
  3. rkrosnar

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    Centhea is right, Penn State has one of the best programs in the country.

    RGK
     
  4. P-Flying17

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    Yes you must put an state school in which you would qualify for instate tuition. It must be one of your top three choices. If you are in an area where there is not a school that you qualify for instate tuition (example: HI) you must put in the comments section why you were unable to list a state school.
     
  5. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    what if I simply dont wish to attend any of the state schools in my state? is that a good reason to put down penn state if I live in New york?
     
  6. aglages

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    HiMyNameisNick: Way to stand up to the system.
    "You can always tell the pioneers by the arrows in their backs"
     
  7. Bubblehead

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    Heads-Up - The Application Checklist was WRONG!

    One more example of the poor administration of the NROTC application process this year is that the online application checklist is wrong - and the staff knew it was wrong.

    Specifically, the checklist states "One of your first three choices must be a public state college/university, but you do not have to qualify for "in-state" tuition at that school."

    However, as posted by Melissa Parker (NSTC) - and subsequently confirmed in other channels - the checklist does NOT reflect the real requirement.

    You MUST have an in-state tuition school as one of your top three choices and, if you do not, you must now modify your application. Gee, thanks, NROTC! That's really helpful at this point! Not!:thumbdown:

    There is no word on whether or not if you followed the checklist your application will be disqualified and you will not be able to be selected.
     
  8. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    bubblehead, its frustrating isnt it? the NROTc system doesnt seem very well put together. If they expect the best from us, then the leat they can do it their very best.
     
  9. jdalv2

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    I'm in the same situation as you although just to be "safe" I put an in state school at #4. I have no intention nor interest in going there though...
     

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