NROTC Interview question...

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  1. daw

    daw Member

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    If DS already has an appointment to USNA but is going for an NROTC scholarship for a plan B, should he mention the fact that he has an offer of appointment, or is that not something to bring up? Or will they already know that?
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    NROTC Interview question....

    daw,

    They may and should already know this, but honesty is the best policy. I know plenty of students who have applied to ROTC and SA'S. and have openly said this to both.


    Good luck,

    RGK
     
  3. Dolphins2012

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    We had the same concern going into his NROTC interview. But as it turned out, my DS' interviewer asked him if he applied to USNA, and he told her he had and that he had received an LOA. My DS said it was a huge plus in her (the interviewer's) eyes, a Navy Senior Chief. It showed he was serious, informed, competitive and wanted to be in the Navy. He said they chatted about USNA, his experience at Summer Seminar and how it differs from NROTC for a bulk of the interview, a huge plus. Good luck! He received his appointment in December and his 4-year NROTC this month to his first choice school.
     
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    And the decision made was? Or are you patiently waiting to hear from the number one college on acceptance? Inquiring minds want to know. And Congratulations!
     
  5. dunninla

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    ^ from another post a week ago: "DS' has already decided to accept an appointment to USNA."
     
  6. crair70

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    My suggestion is to be honest but don't volunteer the info is not asked. Nrotc is very competitive this year from what I read and if they know a candidate already has an appointment to usna and it is their first choice ( assuming it is) then they can assume the navy already has a commitment from this qualified candidate and pass the scholorship on to another qualified candidate. I am not saying to lie if asked but I would not suggest walking in there and saying you already have an appointment. My DS has a Nrotc scholorship and is waiting to hopefully get a usna appointment. He was asked in his nrotc interview if he had applied to usna and if it is his first choice. They are well aware the NROTC can often be a plan B for usna hopefuls as they mentioned to DS in his interview. My son was honest and his reply was he would be honored to receive either ROTC or appointment as his desire is to serve. They seemed happy with this response.

    This was the approach he also took when interviewing for MOC nom. Didn't want to let them know he had NROTC scholorship already. They did ask if he had applied ROTC and he did tell them he had but that was the end of what he shared.
     

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