NROTC questions

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  1. Eneq

    Eneq New Member

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    Hey guys I'm new and I need some help with NROTC. I know the official deadline isn't until January 31st, but What are my chances applying so late? Secondly, what is the difference between the senior military college ROTC units and regular university ROTC units? Right now my list(in no particular order) consists of: TAMU, Auburn, NC state, UF, Nebraska, And Mizzou.
    My stats
    GPA 3.4w 3.3uw
    SAT 590 m 590 r
    Wrestled 9th grade, played rec baseball 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.
    I don't do much at my school, but my church wouldn't function without me
    All honors and AP classes.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I live in Georgia :thumb:
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Your chances are 0 if you don't apply. Greater than 0 of you do apply. Your SAT scores are a bit low but may get you by. All honors and AP is good. Without knowing what you did for your church I would say your leadership looks weak as does your athletics. Also, it seems to me your weighted GPA must be incorrect. I don't understand how unweighted and weighted can be so mathematically close. Is that a typo?

    Choice of major plays a big role in the NROTC selection process so without knowing what that is it's especially impossible to say what your chances are. I don't think they're bright, especially being so late in the cycle, but as I said earlier its greater than 0.

    Besides applying to NROTC be sure your backup plans A - D are being worked if not already in place.

    If your intent on becoming a Naval Officer with or without the scholarship you can always enroll in NROTC as a college programmer.

    Good Luck! :thumb:
     
  3. nofodad

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    I think your SATs need to both be well over 600 for your to be competitive and a Math near 700 is I think even more important. If you pull up your SATs and choose a tier I or tier II major you may have a chance. Agree with Kinnem, athletics look on the weak side but know that there are many paths to Naval Officer, not just the scholarship.
     
  4. Eneq

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    My more specific church responsibilities include being in the bell choi and adult choir. I'm a leader of my youth group and I help with the planning of VBS every year. As far as the GPA goes, my school adds ten points to final grades if its an AP class. However, when it comes to GPA you can still only get a 4 and not a 5. I was wrong though on my uw. It is a 3.25. Now I don't know if it matters or not and I'm in no way making excuses, but the main reason I did not do more school athletics is because they're freakin expensive. When I wrestled freshman year, it cost around $500! The next year my brother started playing baseball at the school and it was almost $1500! So since I didn't want to play sports in college I just figured I could get play in rec leagues. I've wanted to be a SEAL for a long time now so for a while I was just planning on enlisting right out of high school. My parents then convinced me that I would need a degree after I left the navy. So I thought of ROTC. To answer your question, no I'm not deadest on being a naval officer. The main reason I want to do ROTC is because I could get more time to train for the SEALs, get my college payed for, and if I were to wash out of BUD/S, I would be an officer and not some E-1. Finally, my choice of major would be either something in business, journalism/communications, or political science/international affairs
     
  5. terp1984

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    The selection for seals from nrotc is 2%. It is extremely difficult to get into. Your choice of major is also an obstacle as the navy wants 85% STEM. To be of the 15% selected for tier 3 you would need amazing stats IMO.. Above 1400 SAT, near top class rank, great leadership and athletics. Not trying to be a downer but realistic and know what you are competing with. Then once in nrotc either scholarship or not, your performance needs to be at the top. And yes there is a fairly high wash out once you get to BUD/ S and as an officer you have only one shot at it. A MID from my sons unit was selected for seals 2 years ago, an amazing MID, he did not make the cut.
     
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  6. Eneq

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    Yes I'm very aware of the wash our rate of BUD/S and I've thought long and hard about it, but it's something I want to do. I'm not sure how true this is, but I read that officers have a much higher probability of making it through BUD/S than enlisted men. Another route I thought about taking was going to school for four years and the going to OCS. The only problem with that is I really want to do the summer cruises that students take part in. One question, if I were to take the SAT on January 26th, we they see my scores even though the scores won't come in until after the application is due
     
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    I don't know if they'll see those scores or not. I don't know wehn the last board meets. If it's March then I expect they'll see them. If it's Feb. then it may be borderline. I would say you shout retake the SAT in any case. Those scores will live with your forever and especially in NROTC and OCS in any case (they're part of ranking on the OML)... so even if the boards don't see the Jan. scores it would be beneficial to get them up.
     
  8. terp1984

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    BUD/S overall has 75% attrition. MIDS from the academy have about an 85% pass rate but they have been training for 4 years and screened. The pass rate for nrotc and OCS MIDS is much lower. They don't have the structured pre-seal training that Annapolis has.
     
  9. nofodad

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    Second terp 1984. Our DS had 1380 SAT, 3.7' four varsity letters, NHS, Boys state, Eagle Scout, XO of his NJRoTC battalion, armed trick commander, and active as church assistant since the 4th grade. Didn't get the tier III. To be poli/sci international relations you need to have absolutely stellar stats. If the goal is military I would encourage you to pursue AROTC or NROTC-MO. For those two non-technical major is not a big deal. DS is enrolled with a cross-town battalion and loving it, FTX this weekend. Army is loaded with poli/sci and inter/rel. majors.
     
  10. Eneq

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    Well I know TAMU has a SEAL platoon so I would do that if I went there. I think my plan if I don't get the scholarship is to try and go to TAMU because ill just pay in-state tuition if I'm in the cadets right? What's the cadet life at TAMU compared to the academies and other colleges?
     

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