questions about ROTC

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  1. isaacthomas5

    isaacthomas5 New Member

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    i have a 3.75 GPA, I scored a 1450 on the SAT's, ranked #18 in my class,jv football player for two years and varsity for two, jv basketball two years, and varsity track one year
    what are my chances of getting a ROTC scholarship with this SAT score and and GPA?
     
  2. dunninla

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    rank #18 out of... 18? :)
     
  3. isaacthomas5

    isaacthomas5 New Member

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    out of 136 sorry...
     
  4. Pima

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    Which branch? What major?

    Every service is different.

    A non-tech major in today's system for the AF with those stats would probably get a Type 2 or 7. Remember the college doesn't matter to them in the decision process, just the major. Non tech is a very, very small amount in the equation. 5% of all AFROTC scholarships are Type 1. 95% of them are tech majors, hence as a non-tech major for AFROTC scholarship you have to be the 5% of the 5%.

    A/NROTC place the major and the university into the equation.

    Thus, as much as you might want a "chance me" answer, valuable info is missing and it would be wrong to give you a chance without knowing the entire equation. JMPO.
     
  5. gojack

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    If you are talking Army ROTC, you are scored in 3 categories; Scholar, Athlete, Leader (SAL) so which of these apply to you?
    If you can check off two in each category, with your SAT/GPA you are in good shape. (2 varsity letters counts as 2 in Athlete) Then it becomes a question of which school, the most competitive schools - the less chance of a scholarship.

    Scholar:
    • Valedictorian/Salutatorian
    • Membership in National Honor Society
    • Honors or Advanced Placement Program Courses (Completed)
    • GPA over 3.0 AND SAT/ACT over 1100/24
    • Top 10% of class
    Athlete:
    • Varsity Letter from High School team
    • Membership of regional/city/competitive league
    • Either active involvement in organized competitive (club, church league) team, sports or active
    • involvement in individual athletic, competitions (triathlon, mountain biking, running, etc.)
    Leadership:
    • Elected member of student government, class, activity
    • Captain of athletic or academic team - Eagle Scout/Gold Star/CAP Billy Mitchell
    • Served in position of responsibility in school/club/job or private organization and leader in volunteer service organization activities

    See Interview Form Link

    Army ROTC FAQ


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  6. Jcleppe

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    For AROTC you look to have the basic credentials for a scholarship. That being said scholarships were very competetive this year and look to be the same or even more so for next year. A lot will depend on your school selections and what you have in the way of Leadership, Academics and Athletics look good. Be aware that there were applicants that received scholarships this past year that had stats lower then yours and applicants that did not receive scholarships that had stats higher then yours. It will seem confusing at times and you'll find yourself scratching your head trying to figure out how they come to the decisions they do.

    A lot will be said about class rank. One thing to keep in mind about class ranking, it does not always carry the same weight. My son's school for example does not weight GPA or Class Rank. This means it is possible for someone that takes very easy non college prep classes to have a higher GPA then those that take full AP class loads and thus be much higher on the class rank. This is why the form that the school advisor is required to fill out has a spot asking if the GPA and Class Rank is weighted. If neither is weighted they will look less at the class ranking.

    Make sure you list all your activities that fulfill the leadership section of the application, if there is not a box for each specific thing list it under Additional Comments, don't leave anything out. Try and do your interview at your #1 choice school.

    Good luck and look through some of the past pages here to get a feel for how the process works.
     
  7. Pima

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    The little unknown secret is they also look at the hs school profile regarding their rigor, just like colleges do too.

    Graduate top 10% and 25% go Ivy, is different than graduating top 10% and only 10% go 4 yr. with 50% going 2 yrs and 40% going straight into the work force.

    Course rigor for the candidate also is in play. Take 0 APs and they offer 16 is going to ding you. To them it means you did not take the most rigorous curriculum available.

    Rank and gpa matters, but so does how they perceive the school regarding graduating class profiles.

    There are many parts to the equation as gojack touched upon earlier.

    I have to say I would not bank on the scores stated by gojack as mins. I would say in this economy the bar has been lifted much higher than a 24 ACT or 3.0 gpa. More students are applying, and the military pot of gold for scholarships is dwindling.
     
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  8. Packer

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    From AFROTC website:

     
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  9. gojack

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    isaacthomas5,

    Are you a graduating senior or a senior next school yr?
     
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  10. isaacthomas5

    isaacthomas5 New Member

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    I'll be a senior next year
     
  11. gojack

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    isaacthomas5,

    -1450 SAT (CR+M? ~33 ACT?) Link

    National Honor Society?
    Leadership/jobs etc?
    AP/Honors classes?
     

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