Rotc qualified?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by collegestudent, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. collegestudent

    collegestudent New Member

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    I am a student in community college who is intrested in applying for the Army ROTC program at the university in town.

    My dad is a Master Sargaent in the Army and he's my primary influence for choosing the Army's ROTC program over the AF acadamy nearby and Ive wanted to be in the military for many years. My family has a long history with the military, primarily the Army, so its all I know and the only thing Ive ever considered doing. I just need some help as to wiether I'd be a good applicant or if it would be a waste of time?

    School wise- I have a 3.0 GPA at my college, a 1700 SAT score, took AP classes in highschool, with an overall 3.6 GPA. but we just moved to our current location about 6 months ago so I havent had a chance to join any extracurricular activites or sports quite yet.

    Physically- I havent ran in about a year, but last week I decided to test how fast I was and ran an 8 minute mile. But, I'm a skinny guy, so the push ups could be a problem if I need to pass a physical test to apply.

    Overall, would I have a good chance at getting into this program or at least have a chance at being considered?

    Thanks much:smile:
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Have you contacted an ROTC program at a school you want to attend. here is the issue, your credentials are fine...but entering AROTC halfway through your college schooling is a little difficult. Add to that the fact that you may be joining a year group that is already overstrengthed, and it may be an issue of Army ROTC not having room for you. You need to contact an ROTC enrollment officer ASAP. You may have to consider going to school an extra year. You should definitely be considering ROTC without a scholarship. And you should probably be seriously considering the SMP program if you really want to be an officer in the Army. That probably created more questions than answers for you, but that is the current nature of Army ROTC.

    Get back at us with the rest of your questions.
     
  3. collegestudent

    collegestudent New Member

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    how does the SMP program work and how would one go about doing that?
     

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