Rejected Transfer Request

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  1. Quigley

    Quigley New Member

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    My DS was awarded a 3 yr. AD AROTC scholarship to his first choice school (which he accepted), but was not admitted to the school. He wants to transfer the scholarship to another school on his initial application list (which was not one of the two schools to which we was awarded the scholarship). What happens if the transfer is rejected? Does he get to request another transfer? Is the scholarship lost?
     
  2. DanGir

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    That is a good question. I can tell you though that two years ago my son was able to transfer his 4 yr. scholarship to a school which was not one of the three which he was awarded. Strictly my opinion but I believe Cadet Command tries to accommodate awardees as much as possible.
     
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  3. HH6

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    I believe it really depends on each individual Battalion/School. If your son wants to transfer to an extremely good and consequently popular ROTC Battalion then he may have trouble. Each battalion is given so many scholarships. It also depends on the value of the scholarship. My son is in the same predicament. He did not get into his #1 school which he accepted the ROTC scholarship for. He is waiting for his transfer news. The school he originally chose the scholarship for was valued at over $250K and the school he wants to transfer to is considerably less....around $100K probably. It really just depends on a lot of factors.
     
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  4. k2rider

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    My opinion, which is virtually worthless, is that you have a greta shot at getting the transfer. If the Army felt so highly of your son that they were willing to award him a 3 year scholarship, they obviously want him in the Army and will do whatever is reasonable to keep him in the fold.
     
  5. Quigley

    Quigley New Member

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    Thanks HH6. This would be a transfer from a high cost private school to a lower cost in-state school which is very popular. I understand that there are a lot of factors involved. My question is what happens if the transfer is denied. What happens to the scholarship?
     
  6. HH6

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    Not exactly sure how that works... I would assume (hate assuming sorry) that it could be transferred to another school. Has your son talked to the Battalion that he wants to transfer to?? We notified the battalion my son wants to transfer to....told them what happened, why he wants to transfer there etc... It also helps that the school he wants to transfer to was on his original list.
     
  7. k2rider

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    You could send a PM to Clarkson but I believe you would lose the scholarship if the transfer is not approved. If that occurs and it was my son, I'd have him go to the school he was accepted at, going the ROTC and show them what a fantastic candidate he is by maxing the APFT and get great grades. He may end up with a 3.5 or 4 year scholarship. You never know. I saw a post from BAMA ROTC mentioning transferring into the Crimson Tide unit so obviously there are schools out there with open slots.
     
  8. HH6

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    So, just asked my hubby. He is a PMS. He says the Army wants our sons and they will eventually find a slot for them if original transfer requests don't work out. Did you submit the transfer request already?
     
  9. HH6

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    All of this waiting is difficult.... I just want to plan!! We are waiting for a DODMERB waiver request and the transfer request. It is killing me!!
     
  10. Quigley

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    Have not submitted the request yet.
     
  11. HH6

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    Make sure to include acceptance letter, rejection letter and a letter from your son as to why he wants to transfer. My son just sent in his paperwork Sunday night. We just scanned and emailed it.
     
  12. Quigley

    Quigley New Member

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    Will do. Thanks for the help.
     
  13. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    First off, the schools aren't involved in the transfer process (other than helping a winner make the case). If your request gets denied you still have the original offer. I am not aware of a formal process to ask again, but I would advise someone who's request is denied to ask again if they have another school as plan C.
     
  14. Quigley

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    So it seems the two options are (1) ask again (although this would be past the transfer request deadline) for transfer to another (3rd) school or (2) go to the school to which the transfer was denied, sign up for AROTC there and hope he can get an on-campus scholarship.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Sounds about right
     
  16. Robo

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    @HH6,
    My DS just sent the paper work and we are waiting for the decision. Can you post when your son receive the decision?
    I think that the e-mail said 10-14 days. Hew.. another waiting and then decision.
    Thank you.
     
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    Yes! Will let you know when we get Notification. My DS is going to a shadow day event next week at his "new school"...hope he likes it! We are waiting for his DODMERB waiver results too. My stomach is in knots!
     
  18. MomfromVA

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    My son just received a transfer of his 4 year scholarship award to a school that was not one of the 3 schools that he was awarded scholarships to.
    The school he now has a scholarship to was one of the 7 that he listed on his ROTC application, though.
     
  19. HH6

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    My son received his transfer this past week...he transferred from one of his originally 3 awarded schools to another one. He also went from a 200K+ scholarship award to 62K award.
     
  20. rehula

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    For those that received a transfer request decision, Did you get a portal update email notification or did you just notice the transfer request change when you logged on?
     

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