NROTC Questions

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  1. VBButler

    VBButler Member

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    1. Is it harder to get an NROTC scholarship to an out of state school?
    2. I'm a junior and getting pretty anxious about college and becoming a Naval officer. I'm on pace for about a 4.0 cGPA at the end of this year. CR-710 M-610 W-770. 7 AP classes, 4 years of spring and fall sports, and martial arts. going to have 100+ volunteer hours and other ECs as well as a part time job.
    Is this competitive? Or should I start looking for alternate routes to becoming a Naval Officer and paying for college?
     
  2. kinnem

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    It's competitive or close to it. You need to up the math portion on the SAT. You also need some leadership positions... team captain, student council prez, club prez, etc. You have a good chance as you are but math is borderline. Your selection of major will have a big role unless you're going for marine option Navy tries to get 85% Tier 1 majors. OOS is possible but in state chances are better due to budget cuts. You should apply. The only way you have no chance is if you don't apply.
     
  3. 2016TEXAS

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    My son just received an out of state scholarship Marine Option NROTC- Engineering Major- University of Michigan (we live in Texas). He has close to your gpa and other qualifications- SAT M 670 CR 670. I suggest you take ACT as well as my son did better on that and the scholarship committee converts ACT to equivalent SAT. They converted his ACT 32 Math to a 720 SAT math score. Good luck to you!
     
  4. bjkuds

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    Looks competitive, but sometimes competitive isn't enough. Not to rain on your parade but I have seen some very stellar students with fantastic packages not get the scholarships. It can depend on what school, what major..other variables beyond the candidates personal performance. I say this because a plan B school as a back up should be just as much of a priority, because of the "what if it doesn't happen" possibility. Have the dream schools with the NROTC money picked and go for it, but also find a few that are possibilities as a college programmer that way all is not lost. That is my personal experience. Best of luck.
     
  5. crair70

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    My Ds has an OOS NROTC scholarship and I would agree with all he previous posts and work on math and leadership. Also I believe it helps to have your app in early- my son submitted it in time for the first board- October and received notice in early November. There are less completed apps for them to look at and you will show motivation by completing it early.

    You are required to list and IS school in the top 3 of your 5 ranked choices. My son listed his only in state choice as 3rd and his most expensive and desired OOS first. He got his first choice!

    Also one last comment- develop a good relationship with your recruiting officer. He really pushed my sons application through And was sure all was submitted and interview complete ASAP. He took great pride and seeing my sons scholarship come through and they are there to help you through the process so take advantage of that. First impressions are crucial so be sure to make a good lasting impression.
     
  6. jocomom

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    Work like crazy to have the highest PFT score possible. My DS was told by both his recruiter and the enrollment officer at his #1 school that a very high PFT score was essential. Also he was told that his chances were diminished because he was in the 2nd board not the first ... more applications and fewer scholarships. In the end he was awarded a scholarship to his #1 school from the 2nd board.
     
  7. VBButler

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    Thanks for the input. Got some questions, though. If I took the September SAT, could I have my updated score for the earliest review board? Also, by picking a Tier I major, are you locked in? and are you able to take minors or double major with the picked major? Thanks.
     
  8. jocomom

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    This is an older document but tier majors are on pages 3 and 4 and the procedure for changing majors is on page 7. In a nutshell, if you apply for a Tier I major, it is hard to switch.

    http://www1.netc.navy.mil/nstc/nstc... - NROTC Academic Major Selection Policy.pdf

    You can pay extra to have your test scores expedited. Go to the test web site for deadlines and fees.
     
  9. 2016TEXAS

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    PFT score and early application

    Just my DS's experience-

    He had a top PFT score but as far as applying early.... he submitted his app on the very last day- jan 31st and was still chosen- only went to one board so it is not impossible.
     

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