ROTC give boost in College Acceptance?

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  1. Eighth Lock

    Eighth Lock Member

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    2 quick questions:

    Does being offered an ROTC scholarship (especially to a particular university) help with your chances of being accepted by that university?

    And if you are offered an ROTC scholarship to a particular university, and you get rejected from that university, what are your chances of being given a scholarship to one of your secondary choices?

    Thanks, and good luck to all the other applicants out there!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    Yes, No, Maybe so.

    Admissions decisions are made solely by the Admissions department at a college. However, receiving a ROTC scholarship in advance of your admissions decision MAY help. It depends on the school.
    You should let admissions know and allow it to become part of your admissions portfolio.
     
  3. NROTCDAD55

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    Yes, no, maybe

    I think the previous poster stated it correctly - it depends upon the school.

    When my daughter and I visited several NROTC battalions this summer, the rep stated at one that they had a "connection" at the Admissions Office and that they formally gave them a list of those with scholarships to take into consideration, which was done. However, at a very highly rated state school, the rep stated that not only did they not have an in, but that it was not taken into account at all. Hence, I think it depends upon the school.

    Regarding your other question, as another poster recently stated, there are three ROTCs, and it behooves you to distinguish between/among them, since the anser may be different.
     
  4. Pima

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    Our DS is AFROTC, typically if you get your application in the fall, you will probably not know of your scholarship yet. For DS, he recieved his scholarship prior to acceptance, and we never alerted them of the fact since the AFROTC scholarship can be taken to any school that is on their list. They ask for your schools on the app, but it is not awarded to the det until they show up.

    I can say that once they are awarded if they have a very proactive det that has an "in" with admissions they will contact you. DS never applied to UNCCH or DUKE, but once he was awarded the scholarship he received phone calls, mail, email, etc telling him that although the admissions process is officially closed, we can get you in if you want to come. Thus, as it has been said before it really does matter on the relationship between the det and the school and your childs package. I don't think it has enough pull for a child that is not a match, but it might be a "hook" for the child that just needs that little more to get passed the admissions panel.
     
  5. singaporemom

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    From the interviews my son has had at selective schools, the AROTC scholarship officer works closely with the admissions office. If admissions is 'on the fence' with your application, AROTC will go to bat for you. Never hurts to have someone in your corner.
     
  6. Eighth Lock

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    K, thanks.

    In particular this was regarding NROTC.

    And I definitely think I'll try contacting the school's admissions office just to make sure they are aware. Seemed like a good suggestion that at the very least couldn't hurt in the process.
     

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