NROTC Process Question

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by UAF32, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. UAF32

    UAF32 Member

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    My son recently had his NROTC interview which according to him went very well. Surprisingly short however, the interviewer commented on how he could see his passion to serve and how well balanced his resume was. He's a swimmer, active in the church choir and youth group, class officer, broadcasting class at school, boys state and a Page for the state legislature. He has high GPA and AP classes. He also did Coast Guard AIM and Navy STEM. The recruiters was very helpful in guiding and encouraging him. I was a little surprised they wanted to do the interview so quickly. Or maybe this isn't quick? My question is what's next and the process in selection. How much weight does the interviewer's recommendation carry? He was point blank with my son on how he would recommend him and how impressed he was with his background. He is also looking at the USNA and CGA.
     
  2. NAVYHOPEFUL2019

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    My son's interview last year was very brief. We were quite surprised. It was very basic and he left there with a " that's it? "feeling. I think these interviews must vary based on who interviews you because some have commented their's were longer and more detailed. Anyway they all go before the same selection board in Pensacola. My son was chosen for a four -year scholarship.
     
  3. NAVYHOPEFUL2019

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    And as for the next step, as long as everything is complete , sit back and enjoy the ride. You may find out after first board if selected or you may not find out anything until April or later. Make sure the list of five colleges are realistic .. NROTC scholarships can influence admissions but often do not. It depends on the school.
     
  4. Pima

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    I agree with Navyhopeful, it really comes down to the interviewer. For all you know is that is the interviewer's style. If you look at an MoC interview it lasts only 15-20 minutes. You will see everything on here regarding how different the interviews go, ranging from discussing music to what they want to achieve in the program. Many will use it to make sure the candidate matches up to their resume on file. Sometimes if they see something off, they will delve into that particular aspect.

    I would not read into it. I would also agree that just because you have come so far already do not assume that you will hear an answer right off the bat. I would honestly say that mid-Oct/Nov. is when the 1st real big batches come out.
     
  5. UAF32

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    Thanks for the input. I'm certainly not one to "count my chickens before the hatch." We are hopeful but certainly patient and will continue with alternative plans.
     
  6. USMAROTCFamily

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    Each Navy Recruiting district has mission requirements to submit a certain number of NROTC Scholarship applications. Some of them want to get the applicants to move along quickly to get the full packets submitted so they can get "credit" for the completed applications. Both of my kids had the same great scholarship coordinator out of our recruiting district and he was extremely helpful in getting their applications through the process to be boarded early on in the scholarship process. He even arranged for the interviews to be done at our high school. He was really on top of it and stayed in communications with us from start to finish, even through the DODMERB process. Both DD and DS were fortunate to be awarded the scholarships very early in the cycle (last year and the year before). DD is now in her 2nd year of NROTC and DS went to USMA, instead. Good luck to your son and feel good that this hurdle is done and he can focus on completing the academy, college and other scholarship applications!
     

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