Physical Test?

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  1. USAFAUSMA

    USAFAUSMA Member

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    What exactly are the events for the test required for an AROTC scholarship? Is it the APFT (2 mins pushups, 2 mins situps, 2 mile run) or something else?

    Also, why do I have to include two public colleges in my "intended schools" list? Do I actually have to apply to the ones I put down?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Petry7

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    1 minute push-ups , 1 minute sit-ups , 1 mile run. There's a scoresheet that you can print out. It would make sense to apply to schools you list for the scholarship, otherwise you could be awarded a scholarship to a school you have no plan on attending. Good luck !
     
  3. USAFAUSMA

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    The problem is I have 0 intent to apply to or attend a public university. I had to put down 3 that I'm not applying to... oh well.
     
  4. kinnem

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    So if you get a scholarship to one of those 3 schools you're going to walk away from it? You will be unable to transfer it as, so far as I know, you MUST show that you were rejected by the school if it is not on your list. And even if I'm wrong, the other 2 schools, being private, are going to be difficult to transfer the scholarship to anyway since they are more expensive.

    Nothing wrong with your decision, just want you to be aware of the consequences of it.
     
  5. platypus1618

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    As of this past spring, you did NOT have to show that you were not accepted to a school in order to transfer your scholarship to another school. If you really do not want to attend a state school, then your only option is what you are describing.
    There may be some benefit to a strategy like putting down very competitive public schools so that you do not get a scholarship there and therefore might have a better chance getting one at another school on your list, or putting down expensive public schools to better your chances of transferring the scholarship from there, but of course in either case you run the risk of getting no scholarship award at all.
     
  6. USAFAUSMA

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    Thanks for the responses; I have no plans to game the system at all, I just want to do ROTC if I don't go to West Point, and I'm not going to a public university. If I don't get the scholarship at the school I choose to go to, then I'll join without the scholarship (money isn't an issue), and I can make a commitment later, right?
     
  7. kinnem

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    Right. If they're still taking candidates through OCS at the time. No doubt they'll be taking them, but I expect numbers will be lower as the size of the forces dwindles.

    You do understand there are some fine public universities out there, right? Certainly your decision to make and I wouldn't argue with it. Just don't understand the logic and being so dead set on going private. But then that was never an option for me or my family so maybe I have blinders on.
     
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    If you don't receive a scholarship, you can still participate in ROTC and earn a commission. Depending on your performance and the resources and needs of the battalion, you may be offered a scholarship during the MS1 or MS2 years, at which time you would contract. Even if you are not offered a scholarship, the battalion may still offer you the opportunity to contract by the beginning of your MS3 year. If, however, you are not offered the opportunity to contract, then you would not be permitted to continue in ROTC after the MS2 year.
     

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