Penn State NROTC - Enrolling ?

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  1. bburns112

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    I will be accepting my offer of admission to Penn State and would like to enroll for NROTC as a Marine Option. Can someone explain to me the steps I need to take to sign up? I am not a scholarship winner, if that changes anything.
     
  2. Thompson

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    Hmm, I would say, like for most others, to contact the admissions officer for the program, however after looking over their website, I cannot find any contact information ... anywhere. But, maybe I just missed something; Penn State Naval ROTC.

    I'm a freshman up there with Army; I'll see if some of my friends have some contact information.

    You'd also want to sign up for the Naval Science courses once you go to New Student Orientation - just be sure that the cadre know that you are planning on joining NROTC and you do not have a scholarship .... now if you want to know more about NROTC - kinnem will be more than happy to flood you with information :thumb:

    If you have any questions about Penn State, signing up for courses, which courses/instructors to take, etc feel free to ask.
     
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    It looks like the contact info is here at the bottom of the page: http://www.psu.edu/oue/rotc.html

    At new student orientation you'll need to sign up for courses with titles like this:
    - Introduction to Naval Science (probably a 101 course)
    - Naval Science Lab
    - NROTC Conditioning (at my son's college this is a PE course and all ROTC orgs use the same course number).
    Signing up for these courses should trigger the unit to contact you with additional information and the forms you will need to complete, etc etc. Of course it's always wise to contact the unit first as they can easily provide the specific course information for you and can probably get you the paperwork early. One of the forms will be for a physical you will have completed by your own doctor. This is similar to a physical for a high school sport.

    You are making a wise decision. Be in shape. Work out hard over the spring and summer so you can knock the first PFT out of the park. There are in-school scholarships to be had which you should be able to apply for spring semester of your freshman year. The unit can fill you in on the details but if you have specific questions I might be able to help you out.

    Hope this is helpful. Semper Fi! :thumb:
     
  5. bburns112

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    Thank you all for the very helpful information. I will be reaching out to them soon and will get myself situated. I was just rejected from the academy but I am still very excited for ROTC!
     
  6. Sampia

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    My son entered without a scholarship. He is a "college programer". Before he was even allowed to apply for their program, he had to have a face-to-face interview with the marine Captain at the college. Without his approval, they would not have let him in. His case may be different however, because he switched from Air Force after his freshman year and joined the NROTC MO as a sophomore so he started out behind and has been playing catch-up
     

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