ROTC Program through partnership college

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  1. highschoolstudent2017

    highschoolstudent2017 Member

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    I'm a junior in high school looking into Army ROTC during my time in college. As I browse through, it's apparent that some colleges offer Army ROTC through other colleges. For example:

    students at both SUNY Albany and the College of Saint Rose may take classes through Sienna College.

    Does taking it through another college mean you must commute to the said campus for both PT and classes? Or do you remain on campus like cadets at Sienna College would?

    Link: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/find-schools.NY-.results.html#s11


    Help is appreciated! Thank you!!
     
  2. Wilco

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    Each AROTC host and satellites may be a little different. Type in the Crosstown AFROTC unit Vs. the Host Unit in the search engine at top. It will give you some pros and cons.

    Son's AROTC does everything at the host. Good natured rivalry. Travel is not too bad. Though satellites are up at 5:00 a.m. and hosts can roll out at 5:45 a.m. for PT. Easier to schedule classes at host also. Plus may get more face time with cadre and battalion at host. Good luck.
     
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  3. kinnem

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    It totally varies by school. If there enough students at the satellite they may PT on their own 2 or 3 days a week and the instructors may even come around to teach classes. They might get together at the host schol for lab or something once a week.

    At other schools you're commuting, but even the definition of commuting varies. Some folks carpool. Some units have a van they use for carpooling. You would have to speak to the cadre at the satellite or host unit to get the details. Actually I'd speak to both to get their perhaps different perspectives.
     
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  4. BigBillNY

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    My DS goes to RPI, which is part of the same battalion, and for the most part I think all of the PT is held at Sienna. It is early in the morning and he has no problem getting a ride from one of the upperclassmen who have a car.
     
  5. nofodad

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    This crosstown issue comes up year after year. You won't be the first or only cadet that will have to commute. At times it may be inconvenient, but don't over think it, many do it successfully.
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Make sure when you do your campus visits (which I recommend you start soon) you visit the ROTC program and ask how they handle Cadets from host vs partner. At my school we have 4 schools within a 15 minute drive, so we usually meet at the host, but we may PT at one of the partners to change things up. There are programs with partners that are an hour away, so they may have a different way of doing business.
     
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    I'm heading off to RPI this fall, mind if I PM you with a few questions?
     
  8. BigBillNY

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    Not a problem.
     

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