-shrug- I suppose it can't hurt to ask.

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  1. Pahndah

    Pahndah Member

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    I know these "What are my chances?" boards get a little overdone, but I figure it can't hurt to ask about my own stuff, eh? I'm applying for Navy, Air Force, and Army ROTC scholarships. My stats, basically, are...

    GPA - 4.0 unweighted. 4.25 weighted.

    SAT - Math: 570, Verbal: 660, Writing: 770

    Class Rank - 1/1 [Homeschooled]

    Extracurriculars - Editor for online student newspaper (I took online classes, and plan to be editor again for my senior year), Editor of Daniel Pearl World Youth News, assistant coach of a Little League Baseball team, two public speaking events and a children's puppet show, and a member of the Computer and Technology Club. I have roughly 140 volunteer hours, mostly coaching and volunteering at local libraries. I also plan to take up soccer this fall.

    No job.

    By the time I graduate, I'll have about 36 credit hours of dual-enrollment.


    So what do you guys think? Am I wasting my time? lol
     
  2. Pahndah

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    Oh, and I also took several honors courses in high school, and plan to take an honors class at the community college this Fall, if that matters for anything.
     
  3. Pahndah

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    Yeah, I know - I'm planning on taking it again this October.
     
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    Your GPA is a 4.0 UW & 4.25 W....out of how many points?
    BTW -How do home school students determine their GPA?
    What is your major going to be in college?

    In addition to getting your Math SAT score up, I think you need some more athletic and leadership ECs. I think that the ROTC programs would like to see if you can work well within a team of your peers.

    As you stand right now (IMHO):

    AFROTC - Not much chance (but it is possible)
    NROTC - 1 chance in 3 - maybe 50/50 if you are taking a Navy needed major
    AROTC - Your best bet. Probably 75% chance

    I don't think you are wasting your time. With a great interview, excellent essays and you current GPA of 4.25 out of 4.5 or even 5.0 (if that is the scale) and a 1230 M/CR score, you might be competitive. One thing for sure, if you don't apply you won't get in.:thumb:
    Good luck!
     
  5. nick4060

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    As far as chances it can go either way. There's alot more that goes into it than your stats. There's still the interview, the eval that the interviewer gives the board, and the needs of the branch at that given time.


    But even if you dont pick one up out of high school, you can still join ROTC, make a good impression your first semester and maybe pick up a 3-year scholarship.
     
  6. Pahndah

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    Aglages; Ah... I'm pretty sure 90-something? And I calculated it from the grades from my online courses and courses at the community college.
    I'm majoring in biology.

    Hmmm... thanks for the feedback. :)

    Nick; Thanks. And yeah, good point.
     
  7. aglages

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    Biology is not considered a Technical major by the Air Force.
    http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/schools-and-majors/
    Most AFROTC HSSP Type 1 and 2 scholarships are awarded to Technical majors. Depending on where you want to go to school you may be just fine with a Type 7 scholarship but I think your chances of receiving any scholarship are better with either a Type 1 or 2 major. Not suggesting that you change majors, just trying to help you understand your "chances".
    http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/scholarship-types/

    Biology is not listed as a Tier 1 or 2 major on the NROTC site. Although the following are listed as Tier 2 majors:
    Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
    Biomathematics & Bioinformatics
    Biomedical/Medical Engineering
    Biotechnology
    Cell/Cellular Biology & Anatomical Sciences
    Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

    According to the NROTC site:
    "approximately 85% of Navy Option NROTC scholarships offers will be awarded to students interested in completing a Tier 1 or Tier 2 academic major".
    https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship_criteria.aspx

    Good luck.
     
  8. Pahndah

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    Hmmm. I'll keep that in mind, thank you. Honestly though, Army is my top choice, so we'll see what happens.
     

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