Question about reapplying NROTC

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  1. MirandaTX

    MirandaTX Member

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    As a reapplication for the NROTC scholarship will I be placed in the same pool as rising senior applying or will all reapply can't be in a separate pool?
     
  2. md403

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    This has been brought in previous posts last year. To my understanding, same pool. The difference now, is that your interview will have more weight behind it. Instead of a LT/Capt/O3, you most likely will have an O5 or higher. Also check with your specific CoC as some will want to see that your application is 70% completed and what not and complete it during first couple of months. The good thing is that your DODMerb physical is good for 2 years so that you dont need to re-live that experience. Good luck to you on your re-application.
     
  3. NavyNOLA

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    Are you joining a unit as a College Program midshipman this fall, or are you just going to be a regular college student?
     
  4. MirandaTX

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    I'm going to Norwich so I'll be part of Navy ROTC
     
  5. 5Day

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    It is a national pool/competition. You will be competing with others that will be graduating / commissioned in 2020, to fill the Navy's projected need for officers.

    Here is a previous post by @NavyNOLA that may provide some additional information:
    If you join an NROTC unit this fall, you're going to have to apply for the scholarship. You can't be a College Program midshipman and not be actively pursuing a scholarship (the advanced standing application isn't submitted until the summer after sophomore year). Are you going to be a true freshman this year, or are you a returning/transferring student? When you arrive in the fall, the unit will have you apply for the National scholarship (assuming you have less than 30 credit hours), due annually in January. The National is largely based on high school performance and standardized test scores, and about 85% of recipients will be Tier 1/2 applicants. The 3-year/2-year side load scholarship and advanced standing boards don't look at high school transcripts/standardized tests scores at all, and instead focus on college performance. You MUST be selected for at least advanced standing prior to the start of your junior year, or you will be disenrolled.

    Here is the selection data from the Summer 2015 Navy Side load/advanced standing board (stats are reflective of the group of individuals who were SELECTED for scholarship/advanced standing, not the entire pool of applicants; the board is national):

    3-year:
    Nominations: 303
    Selects: 66
    Avg. GPA: 3.48
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 89.4%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 30.3%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 93.9%

    2-year:
    Nominations: 199
    Selects: 29
    Avg. GPA: 3.48 (not a typo, same as 3-year)
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 100%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 82.8%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 89.7%

    Advanced Standing:
    Nominations: 195 (all 2-year side load non selects are automatically considered)
    Selects: 118
    Avg. GPA: 3.18
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 57.6%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 34.7%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 56.8%

    So here are the big takeaways:
    -The Navy values technical majors
    -If you want to pursue a Tier 3 major, that's OK, but you need to EXCEL if you expect to earn a scholarship
    -Apply for ALL scholarship opportunities; don't just pigeonhole yourself into advanced standing
    -Calc and Phys completion and grades mean something

    Hope that helps. Good luck.
     
  6. MirandaTX

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    Thank you that helped a bunch!!
     
  7. NavyNOLA

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    You'll apply this fall for the same National scholarship and be competing against primarily HS seniors. Your interview will be conducted by someone within the Norwich staff, most likely the CO or XO.
     

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