Nrotc (marine option)

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  1. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Member

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    Hello, I'm a junior in a private school down in south Florida. I just want to describe myself as best as possible so perhaps someone can tell me whether or not they think i'm a strong candidate for a NROTC (MO) scholarship. OK so basically i have about a 3.9 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale. I am ranked 101 out of 265 11th graders. Currently I am taking all Honor classes and on Dual Enrollment and one A.P. I have been an honor roll student all 3 years at my school and always strive for excellence. My SAT scores are as follows READING: 480, MATH: 600 WRITING: 550 ESSAY: 9 ... My ACT composite is a 21, (I’m retaking both within this month). I am also a U.S. Sea Cadet and played Varsity Lacrosse all 3 years (also will 12th grade) i played 2 years of J.V. football as well. I was just accepted into Florida’s BOYS STATE leadership program this summer and taking my fourth summer school course (not needed summer school but i heard it helps to take summer school)

    My whole life i wanted to be an officer either NAVY or MARINE option. I find myself to have the utmost respect for both however there’s something about the Marines that make me want to be one. I am in average shape i can run a mile in about 8 minutes and about 40 pushups in under a minute and about 3 pull-ups. I’m working on running faster and doing more pull-ups.

    I know i need to start filling out an application very soon and just want to have people state their opinions about my situation. I realize this is just a forum and not the actually admissions board, but many on this website are or know someone who’s gotten a ROTC scholarship.

    The colleges that really caught my eye were OLE MISS, VIRGINIA TECH, AUBURN, and UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. I know I must be admitted into the school first but from your opinions, does it look like I am a strong candidate? I would really appreciate your honest response and look forward to it.

    THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
     
  2. gojack

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    Minimum for a Marine ROTC Scholarship
    Achieve a qualifying score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), or the American College Test (ACT). The SAT math and critical reading scores must be from the same and most recent test. Applicants cannot combine their best math and critical reading scores from the SAT to achieve the qualifying score for application. (Marine Corps Option only).
    SAT: 1000 Combination of Math and Critical Reading Only
    AFQT: 74
    ACT: 22 Composite
    https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship_criteria.aspx


    The minimum requirements for Marine Corps scholarships are 1000 on the SAT (based on the old SAT scoring system),
    22 on the ACT, and the applicant should be towards the top of his/her class in high school.
    To be competitive, applicants should have: 1200-1300 on the SAT and have close to or above a 3.5 GPA.
    Also, well rounded applicants (those that participate in extra-curricular activities i.e. sports, Junior ROTC,
    high school leadership positions, and community service) help in the selection process.

    www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/navymarine/_files/pdf/general_info.pdf
     
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  3. asenopoulos

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    Best advice I can give ya: (Got Marine Option scholarship this year.)

    - Improve the SAT scores (as you said, good to go)
    - Stick with the Sea Cadets; great program, try to get leadership billets if possible.

    - RUN LIKE IT'S YOUR JOB! The PFT for the Marines is a huge part I have been told and getting a first class score is very very helpful. The PFT is a 3 mile run, situps, and pullups.

    -Practice interviewing with people, and even better than that, KNOW about the Marines. Know about their history, and why you want to be an officer.
     
  4. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

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    pft?

    thanks, but a quick question how do you score a pft test, becasue i want to test myself and see what my results would be, also whats a good score for the pft test?
     
  5. vira

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    PFT is probably the most important part of the NROTC Marine option scholarship. I was appointed to West Point, Naval Academy, and received an AROTC scholarship for having strong grades and pretty good PFT, but it was not enough for the NROTC Scholarship. Definitely try to improve your SAT and ACTs, try to strive for 1300+ M&V and a 30 composite on the ACT.

    As for the PFT, try to get a FIRST CLASS PFT score which is a score of 225 and above! Look up a PFT calendar on google, and try to max out whatever you can.
     
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    Thanks i really appreciate it, I've been running SO much latley doing approximatly 2.3 mile runs after a tough work out everyday after school. I just hope ill get 1st class on the pft when i take it this summer im alittle worried but i'll prepare myself to be READY!
     
  7. asenopoulos

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    Good start, but again the PFT is 3 miles.

    A way I prepared is to not worry about distance. Try to run for thirty minutes straight instead. As the days goes on you'll notice a much greater improvement. You'll find yourself running 4+ miles eventually with ease.
     
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    yea absolutly, im also considering going out for the crosse country team for my senior year, i figure it'll get me faster on my 3.1 mile
     
  9. asenopoulos

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    YES! That will be good I wish I had done that.
     
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    sweet, thanks for the help!
     

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