NROTC tier one major scholarship question

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  1. jestay

    jestay Member

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    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting and I am looking for some advice. My DS was selected for a four year NROTC scholarship and placed at his first choice school. He had applied as a tier one major (chemical engineering). He was accepted to all five schools but his first choice school where he was placed did not accept him to the chemical engineering program ( instead placing him in a chemistry major which is tier two). DS was told by the NROTC advisor at the college that this "was ok and to just enroll, you can matriculate into chemical engineering as long as your grades are acceptable". My question is this, has this ever happened to anyone else and can you share your experience? I am concerned because several of the other schools accepted him into the chemical engineering program along with scholarships from their schools. He did not request a transfer of his scholarship and has committed to the college where he was placed. He was told by the NROTC advisor that his scholarship will go into affect for his freshman year even though he will not start out in a tier one major. I am hoping that this information is correct. Please share any advice in this matter.
     
  2. John Patrick

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    I wouldn't worry about it to much. The unit staff at the rotc unit will probably just file him as a chemical eng'g major hoping that he'll eventually get into that major. If he never gets in to that major, he'll just have an easier time in college and they'll submit a major change to chemistry.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    My son's story is the reverse, but I agree with John that you probably don't need to worry. DS started as a Mechanical Engineering (tier 1) major in the fall. He is switching to Material Science and Engineering (tier 2) right now. The switch is pretty easy with discussions with the Lt. and then a letter sent to someone for official approval. It appears that switching from Tier 1 to Tier 2 is not a problem so I can not imagine that switching up would be either.
     
  4. jestay

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    Thank you for your responses. This is all so new to us. I'm greatful for these forums. It has truly been a big help in guiding us through this journey!
     
  5. dakine

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    If your DS goal is to have a Chem Eng degree, I would suggest meeting with the engineering department. Transferring in to the engineering from straight chemistry range from nearly impossible to easy.
     

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