NROTC - how to apply

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  1. NAVYDAD1971

    NAVYDAD1971 Member

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    Hello - My DD submitted a NROTC application and from my understanding the board will be meeting later this month. My question is in regards to applying to the schools. For the 5 schools she had to to choose from, does she just apply to each like any regular student or is there a specific way NROTC students have to apply like say directly to the NROTC unit?

    We are new to this so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. USMAROTCFamily

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    They just apply to the college like any other student would do.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    +1. Also apply for any school specific scholarships one might be interested in pursuing. It can help with a plan B and saved our bacon! :thumb:
     
  4. NAVYDAD1971

    NAVYDAD1971 Member

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    Thank you for the advice!
     
  5. NAVYDAD1971

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Ex.BT.USN

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    NAVYDAD1971,

    She should give some thought to the schools she will apply to in regard to what is within here wheelhouse. In other words if she has no chance at Yale and it is on her list she should revisit her choices. I'm not saying not to do it, just saying that she really needs to give it some thought.

    Cheers...
     
  7. NAVYDAD1971

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    Copy, thanks. 4 of the 5 schools she selected have very good programs but don't seem out of reach like any of the ivy's . She looked at the acceptance rates of the 4 schools and researched their NROTC programs and she thinks she's got a better than 50% shot of gaining admission (fingers crossed) based on her credentials. However, she did pick one school that would be a stretch (gotta dream, right!)
     
  8. USMCGrunt

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    I think the intention to apply to all 5 schools was in your first post, but make sure your DD does apply to them all.

    Good advice from North Carolina State website: http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/visitors

    "...it is very important that you actually apply to all of the five schools that you list on your scholarship application because it is possible that you may not be assigned to your first choice..."

    "...When you indicate your school preferences, you must be realistic about your chances of admission! Remember, the university application process is completely separate from the scholarship process and there is NO guarantee of admission to a particular school just because your scholarship gets assigned there. You should indicate school preferences on your application that feature academic programs of interest to you and that you would be competitive to be admitted to. It happens every year that a few unfortunate students find their scholarships placed at elite schools like Duke, MIT, etc. but are subsequently not admitted to those schools. Avoid having this happen to you by checking into schools’ admissions criteria in advance. Also, give due consideration to indicating one or two schools within your state. (For funding reasons, state schools often are required to take a certain large percentage of their students from within their state so you automatically stand to be more competitive if you are from that state.)..."
     
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  9. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    My DS listed The Citadel as #1, and San Diego State (home state) #2. DS should be accepted at both. However because El Cid is out if state, does that mean he is much less likely to be awarded a scholarship there?
     
  10. USMAROTCFamily

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    No, they normally just go down the applicants list of how they are rank ordered and offer the scholarship to their top choice, if the NROTC still has scholarship slots available to assign. If the program is full, then offer it to the next school on the list, and so on. At least, that is how they have done it in the past. We never know if things can change, especially when there are budgetary cuts.
     

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