NROTC help

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by _Rory_, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. _Rory_

    _Rory_ New Member

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    Hello
    I am a junior in high school and i was wondering what i needed to do to be able to get a NROTC scholarship for the Marine Corps. I have a 3.89 GPA, 27 act score (retaking maybe?) varsity wrestling, student council, honors, and I am one of the teen leaders at my church youth group. I am working out and preparing for the pt test. Is there anything else you would recommend?

    Thanks for the help
    Rory
     
  2. bjkuds

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    Definitely retake your ACT and SATs if possible as many times as you can. They take the highest grade from each section to compile a "superscore". If you get a lower score it can't hurt you, so you can only do better.
     
  3. MorganC

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    ACT is low. Consider taking a prep course. They may be pricey, but it could be the difference between getting a scholarship and paying for college yourself. PT score needs to be high. I would aim for a 270ish. Do well on your interview. Be polite, dress nice, shake hand, etc. Make sure you get good teacher recommendations. Make sure you have good knowledge of the USMC and the NROTC program and how it works. If you have questions, ASK!
     
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    I know i can do better on the act. I am retaking it in june. Thanks for the help.
     
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    _Rory_ New Member

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    Another question, do you need to take the OCS to go in as a 2nd lieutenant? Or do you earn that after graduating?
     
  6. MorganC

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    If you get the scholarship and contract, you will go to shortened version of OCS called Bulldog after your junior year. After graduation you will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and then attend The Basic School.
     

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