NROTC (Marine-Option) Scholarship?

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  1. USNA17

    USNA17 Member

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    Hello all,

    I recognize that I started my NROTC application a little late in the game and I had some questions that I was hoping you may be able to clear up relatively quickly. As a USNA applicant, I have been qualified as per their academic, medical, and physical standards. As I understand it, NROTC, and more specifically Marine-Option NROTC, scholarships have different qualifications. I have a strong interest in the Marines and am thus am applying Marine-Option. Could someone please list the other parts of the whole application supplemental to the actual online portion? (ie. PFT and where/how it is administered, OSO interview process etc.) I realize I am behind the 8 ball here but was hoping with your help I may be able to catch up.
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    You will need to complete the 0nline application with references followed by an interview with a Marine Officer and a physical fitness test.

    Good luck!
     
  3. MechEngi2B

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    Can you run 3 miles in less than 18 minutes?
    Can you do 20 pull ups?
    Can you do 80 sit ups in 2 minutes?

    If you answered no to any of the above , you need to be working out ...full time :eek:
     
  4. Cindy15905

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    You still have time

    We did not start the process for the NROTC-MO until early October of last year. It was a whirlwind, but my DD was able to check everything of her list and got the scholarship. So hang on, but you can do it!!:thumb:
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    Not quite.

    I'm sure he'd do just fine running a 18:10, 19 Pull Ups, and 79 Sit Ups. The numbers you listed are the Max, granted all applicants should work toward the Max but without knowing what the OP has scored I don't think he needs to be stressed out thinking he needs to max the test the first time.
     
  6. kinnem

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    He doesn't need a perfect score, just a good score.
     
  7. USMCGrunt

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    Kinnem and Jcleppe,

    I agree on PFT comments and wanted to expand a bit. Lately, there have been a few comments about "needing" a 300 or 281+ score or whatever.

    I would agree that physical fitness is an important part of a successful application and would even posit that a First Class Score (225+) is probably a "greens fee".

    But we need to be careful about suggesting that PFT is the determing factor with a MO Scholarship. Successful candidates have a combination of strong academics, multiple extracurriculars, demonstrated leadership, strong essays, positive interview AND a good PFT.

    There are many examples of candidates with very high PFT scores who don't get the scholarship and just as many examples of people with less than perfect PFT scores who get the scholarship.

    Need to remember that the decision is based on the "total package"
     
  8. Cindy15905

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    100% agreement USMCGrunt!
     
  9. USNA17

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    Firstly thank you all for your quick replies! Much appreciated. In terms of the fitness test, could someone please describe the process for it? Is it arranged after the interview, where is it administered, etc. I row in the fall up through November and figured I would need at least a month of solid PFT training to get up into the acceptable 250+ range. Obviously the PFT has to be done by the application deadline and the earlier the better, but I am better off waiting, seriously training, and then testing early in the winter?
     
  10. kinnem

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    The PFT is normally done immediately after the interview at whatever location you interview at. Not sure why rowing prevents you from preparing for the PFT. 30-60 minutes a day dedicated to training for the PFT should be sufficient.
    Put a pullup bar in your doorway and do pullups every time you walk by. Spend 5 minutes on situps each day. Run for 25-30 every other day. You can fit this in. If you wait until November you've missed the first board.
     

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