SA vs ROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by sheriff3, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    Anybody care to guess why SA cadets have two years to decide if the program/lifestyle are a fit for them but AROTC ( and maybe the other branches as well) only affords 1 year to decide? Just curious.
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Plebe year is depressing, miserable, and not representative of the remaining three years at the Academy. One more year as an upperclassman puts a better perspective into view.

    Also, thanks to the core classes, USNA mids don't begin their major until 3/C year. Core classes are not representative of the academic program as a whole.
     
  3. BJ604

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    I have a question... If I am currently entering my freshman year of college on a three year Army ROTC scholarship that doesn't take effect until sophomore year, would I be able to switch to NROTC? It has always been my dream to be in the Navy as an officer, however it was the Army that offered me the scholarship this year. Could I apply to NROTC during my freshman year and get a three year scholarship from Navy?
     
  4. BAMA ROTC

    BAMA ROTC Member

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    You are under no obligation until you contract. If your question was to ask if you could transfer your scholarship the answer is no.
     
  5. terp1984

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    I believe you could apply on the national level for a NROTC scholarship while in ROTC since you will have less than 30 credits. What might be better is if your sure you want Navy is to start as a college programmer and work your tail off for a sideload scholarship 2, 2 1/2 or 3 year. What route do you have a better chance-IMHO-try the college program Navy. The last few years there have been 100-200 additional scholarships anually given to college programmers.
     

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