NROTC question

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  1. mdsu

    mdsu Candidate

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    today my recruiter told me that im suppost to just apply to the NROTC scholarship and not the school itself. But i read that i have to get accepted to the school itself to use the scholarship. So im just trying to get it clear, do i just apply to the NROTC and put what school i want and they will take care of my admissions to that school or should i start applying to the college of my choice that i want the rotc scholarship?

    also, anyone have experience or heard about vanderbilt, notredame, VMI NROTC?
     
  2. KPMum2012

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    You absolutely MUST apply to the school directly in addition to applying for the scholarship! NROTC is NOT going get you into the college of your choice.
     
  3. NROTCDAD55

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    Bad advice

    KPM is absolutely correct - you ID five schools, one of which must be a state school (but not necessarily from your state). Also, you can multi-shot a program by applying to several schools in a consortium since the scholarship is slotted to a consortium where there is one, rather than an individual school (such as GW or Georgetown). Lastly, I would even apply to MORE than the five you identified, since it may be possible to transfer the scholarship (if there is room in the transferee program) should you decide that your focus has changed or that you did not get into your five schools. [But watch about Tiers!] But, you have to apply to these schools!!! There are some posts on this web by kids who got UVa NROTC scholarships but failed to apply to that school, and while sometimes (depending upon the school) it may be that a sympathetic admission's counselor faced with a student holding a tuition waiver may be able to make an accomodation and allow for a belated application, that is seldom done (but not unheard of). So you have to apply to your schools (although you may have until 1/1/2010 for regular admission - check the school)!
     
  4. mdsu

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    ok then, my recruiter wasnt too sure then because she made it clear to me that i should not apply to the school and that nrotc would take care of my application. thanks!
     
  5. inthenavy2008

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    Work HARD on your NROTC scholarship!!! CHECK YOUR SPELLING. Perhaps, get another set of eyes to review before you submit.

    There are plenty of postings on this forum to give you pointers to submit a good application.

    Do your school search. Prioritize, 1 through 5, your schools on your NROTC application. It was suggested to my son to not put his reach school at the top of the list. Put as #1 the school you feel you would really want to go to and can get accepted to.

    The earlier your application for the NROTC scholarship is submitted, the better chance you have to get an early offer of scholarship. It would not hurt to send a copy of the letter of offer of scholarship and a personal letter to your reach school and the one at the top of your list to bolster your college application if you get the scholarship offer before any acceptances to schools.

    It may be a long roller coaster ride. Hang on!
     

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