Questions to ask!

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  1. justin777

    justin777 Member

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    What are some questions i should ask the army rotc detachments i have applied too? I just don't want to miss anything important that I should need to know prior to accepting a scholarship!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    How much do you know?
    Ask anything, there is no such thing as a stupid question.
    Ask how ROTC works, what will be expected of you, how often you will do PT.
    If you are interested in Ranger Challenge then ask about that.
    Your interview will probably give you a speil on ROTC and so that may generate some questions for you.
     
  3. goaliedad

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    Ask them for a list of events they have during the year. Remember, you are going to be involved in these (it isn't just showing up to class, PT, and Field Exercises).

    If you are wondering about your chances, ask the questions of what GPAs and test scores their incoming scholarship recipients have this year. Ask what type of ECs they were involved in. Be willing to share your life (bragging is not good form, though) as well.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    the questions I usually get (I have a blog posting coming soon about this)

    How big is the Battalion.
    What is the schedule like for a freshman
    What kind of school slots do you get during the summer
    Is it possible to balance ROTC, academics and college life at ____
    the answer to this question should be yes, but listen to how they answer the question
    Do the cadets live together in the Dorm
    Where do you train, shoot, do land navigation.

    those are the most common questions I hear, or answer before the question is asked.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. justin777

    justin777 Member

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    yes...it does help! I have finished my rotc scholarship application and interview...so now Im just waiting for selection. Nevertheless, I want to try to narrow my choices of schools in which i want to go to. Just dont know how, so I thought asking questions would be good but then i couldnt think of any!!! So yesss thanks for the input
     
  6. Pima

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    As an AROTC candidate, it is important to ask if you are a match or a reach to the det. They know statistically the make up of previous ROTC scholarship recipients.

    You could find yourself accepted to the college, but not get a scholarship or you could find yourself accepted to the det, but not the college.

    You need to be a match in both categories.
     

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