NROTC MO chances

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by fhsrunner, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. fhsrunner

    fhsrunner New Member

    Dec 16, 2012
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    Hi, I'm a junior in high school and want to become a Marine Corps officer. If you could take a few minutes and tell me what I should do to improve my chances that would be awesome!
    GPA-3.75(weighted, school doesn't calculate unweighted gpa)
    ACT/SAT (taking in January, but a test given to simulate the ACT had me scoring between 28-31)
    High honor roll
    Multiple A.P. and honor classes

    Leadership Club
    - Started a fundraiser for teacher supplies
    Key Club
    -Club officer
    Student gov. (combined student council and Class Officers)
    - Elected by home room as representative
    -Running for club officer this year
    National Honor Society
    Cross Country and Track/Field (all three years)
    Train every other weekend at poole function
    -I would train weekly but my Track schedule overlaps
    Volunteer every weekend at my local library

    PFT: 251
    -definately will be +280 after track season

    Any comments/helpful tips would be greatly appreciated :smile:
  2. Patriotic

    Patriotic Member

    Dec 19, 2012
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    I was awarded with the MO to University of Michigan.

    Solid PFT score. MO looks for that. Your sports and leadership seem good.

    My recommendation would be to seek out even more leadership positions. Like the board of National Honors Society.

    Now, I warn you, that the ACT was difficult. It took me 4 tries to get my 34 Math, 29 English. Study, Practice, Practice!!!

    Overall, you're on the right track. Good job.
  3. Darrowboat

    Darrowboat Prospective Officer

    Dec 4, 2012
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    As a junior you are right on track.
    Try your best to ace that pft test come application time. Be sure that when you practice, you do all three together like you will for the actual test. Also remember to practice in the worst of conditions because you never know what it will be like on test day.

    Obviously run for any leadership positions you could possibly achieve. They love leadership positions.

    Do some mock interviews to prepare yourself for the real one. That is one thing I was lacking is real interview practice and the officer could tell I was nervous.

    Also, be sure to register for multiple SAT AND ACT tests. And practice for them. And don't stay up partying all night and then have to get up at 6 AM to take a 3 hour test. Trust me, it's not fun at all.

    Start compiling ANY and ALL awards that you have received since you started the 9th grade. Anything at all. The officer interviewing me said some applicants' packages were like 2 inches thick with all kinds of awards, recommendations, etc.

    Do what you can to bring your GPA as high as you can bring it. And keep it there of course. Don't get lazy.

    Finally, don't stress out too much. You are on track now so don't worry about rushing to get things done. Stay at a constant pace and you will be 1 step ahead of the game.

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