School Order of Preference Question for NROTC

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  1. AlastairRussell

    AlastairRussell Member

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    Hey all,

    last week, I decided I wanted to change my first choice school from the University of Colorado Boulder, to the University of Washington in Seattle. Having decided this, I went ahead and sent the email to pensacola requesting the change, and it was reflected on Monday on my portal, however I never got a written response confirming the change.

    It has just occurred to me, that on the written remarks regarding your school choices, I had written about why CU Boulder was my first choice, and that I already had been accepted into their Physics program, and have a deferred admission for my gap year. So, question 1 is, how much do you think this will affect me? Surely the board must realize that top school choices change, otherwise we wouldn't be allowed to do it. But there is no place to change the written remarks section for that.

    My recruiter informed me that standard protocol is that the board will release my application, and then I have to resubmit it, which would be awful because the next board is on February 9th, and I wouldn't want my application not seen for this board! (note that it's been in for a while, so I'm wondering if since I may have to resubmit it (something that I've never heard of before) that the process has to start all over) Whats makes this even sillier, is that I didn't even take any school off of my original list and replace them with new ones, I just moved UW up and the rest down. I hope I haven't ruined this for myself, does anybody have any thoughts?
     
  2. Pima

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    If I read your post correctly you will be taking a Gap year and not starting college next year. I would investigate if you are even eligible to accept the scholarship since you would not activate it come next fall. Iows you should be applying next year not this year.
     
  3. USMAROTCFamily

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    When my DD changed her schools after the application was submitted, the application was active the whole time. She received the scholarship within 2 weeks of making the change. This was last year, but I don't think this has changed. You're "written" notification of the change, is your portal being updated. I agree with Pima, if you receive the NROTC scholarship, you must use it for college beginning Fall 2015. They do not allow deferrals of the scholarship for a gap year.
     
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  4. Pima

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    I thought that was the case USMA regarding gap year.
     
  5. AlastairRussell

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    Sorry for the confusion here, I'm currently on my gap year after not receiving it last year. If awarded the scholarship this year, then I'll use it starting this fall.

    Thanks for tip UAMAROTCfamily!
     
  6. AlastairRussell

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    Any advice about it weakining be overall package, since my written portion was to match my original school choices?
     
  7. USMAROTCFamily

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    I don't think it will have any real impact. Again this was the exact same scenario my DD had. The original comments reflected her original first choice school, too. There are plenty of applicants who are awarded scholarships to schools other than their top choice, as well. So it goes both ways. The boards simply score your packet and give you a total score. After you are selected, then they match you to the schools, based on your ranking and if those colleges still have scholarship slots available. The winner of the scholarship is separate from the process of assigning the school.
     

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