NROTC credit hours/units

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  1. valenciaalexj

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    I'm in AFROTC but I think it works the same way. ROTC credits are in addition to whatever credits you're already taking for your usual academic classes. I'm taking something crazy like 22.5 credits this semester because of the additional credits (6x3-credit normal classes, 3 credit AFROTC class and 1.5 credits for orchestra). They don't fulfill any requirements that I know of except for the ROTC requirement. And I'm a Mechanical Engineering major.
     
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    Reviewed your schedule. Calculus and Physics are already covered so you're good there. NROTC will add 3 credit hours per semester, each and every semester (assuming you're a Navy Option) for Naval Science classes. It will also add about 2.5 hours per week (usually non-credit) for Navy Lab. You'll be carrying a hell of a load, but many have gone before you.
     
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    Thank you so much you have been a big help. I love math and science and i am very good at it especially calculus.


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    Oops! I forgot to mention PT. Freshman year will be 3 days per week - generally 1-1.5 hours beginning at zero dark thirty. Puts you in a good frame of mind for the rest of the day and won't interfere with other classes (normally). After freshman year (or maybe even earlier) if you score an excellent on your initial PT assessment each semester you can be excused from 1 PT session per week(this might vary by unit). In either case, you will undoubtedly be spending additional time working out on your own or with friends. The three PT sessions are not enough to help you improve, only to maintain. If your PT scores are low, you'll get rewarded with an extra day of PT each week! So there's some additional hours. Sounds like fun, huh? (Actually, if your heart is in it, it is!) :smile:

    And one more potential time consumer which will vary by unit. My son's unit cleans the football stadium after each home game. Generally 06:00 to 09:00 on Sunday (or on Friday if its a Thursday game). This is done to raise money for some of the fun stuff each unit does. My son's unit uses it (among other things) to fund a big standing tailgate party prior to and during the game. It's also how they fund the Navy/Marine Corps Ball and Mess Night.
     
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