ROTC Essay and R&B

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  1. dhenry94

    dhenry94 Member

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    Is the NROTC Scholarship Essay to be similar like USNA essay? Also are rotc scholarship recipients to live in separate dormitories?
     
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    I have no clue as to the first question.

    As to the second, that will be determined by your school. Some schools have ROTC-only dorms, but I imagine the majority do not.
     
  3. d.mcknight

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    As far as the essays go, last year there were two. One asked the reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer and the other asked how your past experiences and background might enhance the US Naval service.
     
  4. dhenry94

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    what were you're GPA class rank and sat score d.macknight?
     
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    At the time I think my GPA was a 4.0 W and 3.9 UW. Rank was 34/538 when I turned in my application. My SAT combined was 1310, ACT composite was 32.
     
  6. dhenry94

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    So if I have a 3.24, class rank of 24 out of 208, and 6 organizations I've been in for. 3 years, 11 hours of flight time, and a composite score of 1259 will get me in?
     
  7. Pima

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    The academic issue is low, but one thing to realize is they will look at your school profile when they review that issue. If the school profile is academically competitive, the gpa still matters, but will be viewed differently.

    The way they look at the profile is the % of students that go Ivy, 4 YR Private/Public, 2 yr, Tech and no further education.

    So if you are ranked top 15%, but 25% go to Ivy, 50% go 4 yr, and 25% go 2 yr. you look better than if your school send 1% IVY, 40% 4 yr, 34% 2 yr and 25% no further, it will hurt you.

    They will also look at the school curriculum, so if you took 2 APs and they offer 16 it is going to be viewed differently from a gpa standpoint compared to the candidate that took 9 and 16 were offered.

    Every kid will say they attend a competitive school, but what the student thinks is competitive and what they think can be 2 different perspectives. This is why they request a school profile with the transcript. They also look at the pt scale and weight. Some schools have a 10 pt scale and some have a 7 pt scale. Some give an A as an A , some will give a gpa using the actual % in the class, I.E. 95% X 4 = 3.8, uwgpa, whereas, another school will give 4.0 regardless of the %. That is why I am saying the gpa appears low, but actually could be re-scored by them to their standard. It is not uncommon to see gpas go up, go down or stay the same.

    Additionally, I would look into if NROTC does composite. I know AFA does composite, but AFROTC takes the best sitting, there is no superscoring.

    Finally, your intended major will be a part of the equation. 85% are awarded to tech majors. If you intend to go non-tech, beware stats are typically higher since there are fewer scholarships offered.

    You have 0% chance if you don't apply. Nobody sits on any board and what was competitive ly may not be this yr. What may have not received one LY, may receive one this yr. Nobody knows, manpower needs, budget and economy will matter regarding how it will sort out.
     
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  8. d.mcknight

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    Nothing is guaranteed. And academics aren't the whole package. I also had quite a few extra-curriculars, sports and leadership experience. Plus I am a technical major. And even with that, I saw people on here who I thought were much more qualified than I was not get the scholarship. So you never know unless you try.
     

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