Questions about AROTC Scholarship Process

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  1. ferris2421

    ferris2421 New Member

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    So I've come up to a wall.

    I have some questions about the process, and I tried emailing my POC but I never got a response, and then I tried calling. Guess what! She no longer works there... So I leave a message at the number that it says to call, and I have yet to get a response back after multiple messages.

    So I ask my interviewer for another number to call, and he gives me another POC, or what I assume to be another one, and call her. No response and her mailbox is full. I tried emailing and I have yet to get a response.

    I havent called my interviewer again to ask what I should do, but I figured I'd come here to ask.

    Who should I call besides my interviewer?
     
  2. k2rider

    k2rider Member

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    You could start by asking the question here....I'm sure somebody might be able to answer it for you. If not, they could steer you in the right direction.
     
  3. ferris2421

    ferris2421 New Member

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    Ok. My questions are:

    1. I have already had a physical done for West Point. Do I need to resubmit that/get another (since I don't have the paper work, apparently you're not allowed to keep it, or that's what I was told)?

    2. Part of my application is incomplete. Something weird went on when I submitted my application and not all of my activities were listed on the paper they sent back for my counselor to sign off on that I've done all those things. Can I just update that on the application, or do I have to do something entirely different.
     
  4. k2rider

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    #1) I have *read* that you won't have to take another....but that may not be true for all I know. I'd email Larry Mullen at DoDMERB and he'll let you know for sure.

    #2) Some people have been told that once your score is "set", you can't change anything. However, we aere called at home by a PMS about 2-3 weeks ago and he told us to update everything we could. We did and he re-ran my daughters app thru the system and her score went up (per the PMS). I have no reason to doubt him because 10 days later, my daughter had been awarded her 4 yr scholarship.
     
  5. The OC Josh

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    #1- This year it looks like AROTC only gives physicals to candidates that have been selected for scholarships. That being said, when you get a scholarship I don't think you have to do everything over again except maybe any waivers.
     
  6. moznick007

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    Two questions: If already qualified as part of the application process to a SA, is another physical required? And, having forgotten password, tried to retrieve it off the DODMERB site, but the page said that functionality was down. Anyone else have that problem?
     
  7. btexino

    btexino CidGrad/VMIdad

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    ferris2421,

    1. I don't believe you have to take another physical. The one you took for USMA went to DODMERB, and AROTC will request your medical status from DODMERB based on that same physical. My son was found "qualified" for USMA, USAFA, and AROTC (3 different "agencies") based on his one physical exam set up by DODMERB/Concorde.

    2. Same thing happened to my son. I called the POC at CC and she told me they do have some problems with things not migrating properly from the online application to the paper form you received for guidance counselor's signature. CC's solution is for you to add the missing items to the paper form before you give it to your guidance counselor.

    Hope this helps and good luck!
     
  8. TomV

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    A DoDMERB exam is good for Service Academies and ROTC scholarships. Each SA or ROTC branch may have its own standards so being medically qualified for one does not automatically mean medically qualified for all. My son had exam this past summer as part of SA and AFROTC applications. Now we are waiting to see AROTC show up in the list since son has been awarded AROTC scholarship.

    For DoDMERB site username or password problems send an email to the webmaster and explain what you need. We did that earlier this week and had reply within a day or so.
     
  9. ferris2421

    ferris2421 New Member

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    Thanks for the answers, especially btexino.

    On another note, I just got home from my pre-knob overnight visit at The Citadel. It was great. Im very glad I went, but, it made my decision even harder! ;\
     
  10. cjs

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    Had you daughter been seen by a previous board and scored?
     
  11. ferris2421

    ferris2421 New Member

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    I've got another question.

    I'm interested in going to West Point still or possibly the Air Force Academy. My guidance counselor said if I still wanted to, he would help me apply next year.

    Say I got an army scholarship now and accepted it, would it be possible for me to transfer to West Point next year if I got in?
     
  12. The OC Josh

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    You can apply to Westpoint from ROTC. They even have a few nominations.
     
  13. CadetMom777

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    Bear in mind that if you transfer into one of the academies after your freshman (or even sophomore) year of college, you have to start from scratch as a freshman again.
     
  14. btexino

    btexino CidGrad/VMIdad

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    ferris2421 - I sent you a PM.
     
  15. singaporemom

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    DoDMERB- One medical exam. Once you have received a scholarship from ROTC the exam you have on file from SA is reviewed again to the requirements of your ROTC program. (This is what happened with both of my sons)

    Password- if you don't hear back from webmaster, email Larry Mullen with your full name and last 4 SSN. He will get you to the right person and problem's solved. (son actually had the same issue, and it was resolved in no time)

    ROTC file-Update the list they ask counselor to sign for extra curriculars with the correct information. Write a note that you are updating the list, so they don't just assume that you are confirming what they listed. Also, include any updates to your resume, weight/height verification from nurse, PT exam, if required. Fax and FedEx to HQ. (this is what my son did, and all was updated)

    Need to know what's going on and can't find out? - call the scholarship officer at a school you have contacted/on your list. They can find out for you.

    ALWAYS update your file, either through paperwork or through your interviewer or PMS at a school that you have a relationship with.

    worse case scenario- it won't get updated.
    Best case scenario-it will get updated and your score improves. But Nothing will happen if you don't send it in.
     

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