Prior Service and GPA issues looking at returning to AFROTC

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  1. jeta

    jeta New Member

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    I am trying to vent out and see what my possibilities might be. I was in AFROTC for two years awhile back and did not get an EA for field training so I voluntarily left. Fast forward a couple years and I am now an A1C in the Air National Guard and even though I love my base and the people around me, I have a desire to return to ROTC and finish what I started.

    The issue that is a barrier to this idea is that my GPA is horrible from my stupidity as a young college student. My thought is that it might be wise for me to retake some of the classes that I did poorly in to boost my GPA. I think that a non-technical major is probably the smartest route for me at this point as it would boost my GPA the most. Does anyone know the specific guideline for how they calculate GPA? For instance, if I retake a class that has an F is only the new grade counted or are both counted?

    Are there any other factors that might be more unique to someone who is prior service? If I try and get a deployment under my belt before returning to ROTC would it help my chances of pulling this off? One thing I saw on the AFROTC website was mention of a conditional release, what exactly does that mean in my situation?

    Anyways, thanks for reading my rambling post. Any insight people have would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Pima

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    Both are counted, so if you had an F =0 gpa, and get an A=4.0, it would be a 2.0

    I would talk to your unit. Have you thought of going to college without ROTC and than OCS or staying with unit hiring you on full time?

    A conditional release would mean your unit must agree to release you because AFROTC grads will go ADAF, not ANG and that impacts your unit.
     
  3. Raptor47

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    ^Not necessarily. It all is dependent upon the school.

    Some schools allow you to retake a class and only apply the latest grade to your GPA. Say you earn an F, and retake it next semester and get a B. Both grades show up on your transcript, but your GPA only uses the 3.0 credits from the B.

    Check with your school's policy, it should be somewhere online.
     
  4. Pima

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    That maybe true for the colleges, and typically does occur. However, from my understanding that is not true for AFROTC. They will include both grades since they do not adhere to he grade replacement rule. As you have stated both will be on the official transcript, thus they can calculate the cgpa to their standards.

    The OP in this case would have college cgpa and his AFROTC cgpa.

    I could be wrong, but this question has been asked in other threads and that is what others have stated as the procedure.

    I would ask the unit for the exact answer.
     
  5. jeta

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    I seem to remember something like this at my prior detachment, so I believe that you are correct. I asked because I wanted to see if anyone else had seen that. If that is the case then I am probably sunk for this route.

    My Guard wing will pay basically for all of a Masters at a state school, so perhaps finishing the bachelors and excelling to get into a masters program would give me a leg up into OTS or commissioning at my base.
     

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