NROTC Selection Board Dates

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  1. Essos

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    Hello, does anyone know the dates that the NROTC scholarship selection boards are meeting for 2016-2017? I am finished with my application and in the process of getting an interview scheduled. I just wanted to know the approximate time I would get an answer back. Thanks.
     
  2. kinnem

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    Navy does not publish their dates. You will only hear early when you are awarded a scholarship. If you are not awarded a scholarship by a board you are automatically rolled over to the next board. It's possible you may not get a response until mid to late April.
     
  3. Pima

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    +1 kinnem.

    NROTC is not like AFROTC and AROTC where the publish their dates. NROTC holds those dates close to their vest.
    ~ It actually makes sense why they keep it silent. ROTC scholarship boards are composed of AD Officers.

    NROTC again is not like AFROTC and AROTC because they meet much more frequently than their sister services. The other 2 meet only @4 times, whereas, NROTC meets probably 3x as much. Now that being said, even though they meet more frequently, it also may be that since they meet more frequently their scholarship drops are more like a drip.
    ~ It is a First In First Out (FIFO) aspect, but you maybe sent to a reboard because in the beginning they want to see a bigger pool before they commit the scholarship. Whereas, for the other 2 their 1st board is a larger pool to start with for them to get a picture of the candidates for that year group.
    ~~ I don't know how many days NROTC boards convene, but AFROTC is @ 4 days. If they only convene for 1 day every 2-3 weeks, and they do FIFO, than it could be several boards before you are up to bat from a queue perspective.

    The thing you will find is that this forum usually lights up like a xmas tree the minute the 1st poster finds out that they received a scholarship. I would say don't look for any answer until Oct., and that is if you are lucky enough to receive one from one of the 1st boards.
    ~ This is also true for AROTC and AFROTC candidates.

    If you start to get antsy, resist the temptation to start a thread "Has anyone heard yet from NROTC scholarship?"
    ~ See above statements. Starting a thread like that usually answers with a lot of NOPE answers and many rumors of : well, so and so told me that they met X date and we should hear by Y date. In turn one of two things happen. That date comes and goes and still nothing, which will in turn revive the thread. Or two: that date comes and the forum lights up like a xmas tree. Hence, see the above statement regarding that you will know very quickly.

    Best of luck, and my best advice for any NROTC candidate is to make sure you look at your college choice list. You don't want it to be all reaches. Also if you have a powerhouse on that list beware they fill up quickly. Powerhouse means to me a college like Notre Dame, where they have a reputation for being an amazing college and great ROTC programs.
    ~ Nobody flame me on picking Notre Dame, I know there are many colleges that have amazing NROTC programs, such as USC where kinnems DS attended.
     
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    The first NROTC Navy option board is the week of 19-23 SEP. There are about a dozen boards between late September and mid April, and most last about 4 days. Boards are scheduled every few weeks, and results typically come out within 1-2 weeks of the conclusion of the board. Your package will be reviewed by a board as soon as it has been received and processed. If you get selected on that board, you'll be notified. If not, you'll be rolled to the next board. As a result, it is possible to submit your application in the summer and not hear back until the spring, depending on the competitiveness of your package. Non-select notifications will start going out in February for applicants whom the board did not select. Final scholarship notifications are always made before 1 MAY.
     
  5. Essos

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    Thank you all for the information! I am almost fully complete with my package, the last thing needed is my AFA. I should have everything in by next week and, hopefully, will hear back from the first board in mid-late October!
     
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    The above posted dates were pretty dead on only a few near the end seemed to be more about the you were not offered a selection. DS had decided on his AROTC selection because he really liked the school. Notifications ended up usually being posted starting mid day Wed of week following the board. Good luck to all those starting the process now. We all learned how important B-G plans are. Try and get them to tell you everything they find out they are eligible for since after he committed to AUM and AROTC we find out he could have gotten a everything but housing covered due to my 100% SCD rating here in FL. I know many here are Veteran parent/s so check with your State's Veteran's Affairs Office to have that extra info. For some if taking the 100%SCD Veteran Dependant tuition fees and books then could use AROTC to cover housing Most states require being a resident for at least a year some states like FL are more limited we have to have Florida as place of entering the service as well as current resident and POW/MIA/100% SCD dep or spouse. Have all the options you can. Make sure the student is the one choosing schools some kids really don't care about the school's name they want a good learning experience and a ROTC unit that is going to help them enter the service.
     
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  8. Essos

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    5Day, very helpful information, thank you!
    I know I should probably post another thread about this but does anyone have any advice for the NROTC PFA?
    I'm not the fittest person in the world and I'm striving for just above the minimum times/reps at the moment. Is this a bad idea, or does anyone know the range of reps I should do to have a more competitive rate? (I'm a female by the way.)
     
  9. 5Day

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    Obviously the better the score the better your chances, but I do not know how much weight the PFA carries in the application process. For what it is worth before 2014 the there was no fitness assessment as part of the NROTC application process. For some insight into the commissioning and scholarship activation PFA activation minimums take a look at this thread http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/physically-unqualified.50516/

    You probably already know the PFA scoring witch is here http://www.navy-prt.com/femalestandard/17-19.html for a young female. Your goal should not be a score of of satasfactory, but rather you want to be good or better. Good is 62 curl ups, 24 push ups and 13:30 1.5 mile run.

    The best advice on how to improve your PFA is to do sit ups, push ups and run till it hurts. Lots of advice on these boards on PT routines, search the forums. Stew Smith Fitness has some good advice and workout programs.
     
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    Because DS is hoping to earn a 3.5 or 4yr upgrade he asked the ROO at his #1 school they told him to do 20 mins of sit-ups and 20 of push-ups then run for an hour.
     
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