Son Just Accepted at UNG

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  1. Mark63

    Mark63 Member

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    Initially denied enrollment but through an appeal my son was accepted for Fall of 2014. Going to visit campus last week of March. :smile:
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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    Awesome! Congrats to him!
     
  3. CoachBart

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    Congrats

    Congrats, DS is a soph at UNG in Corp of Cadets.
     
  4. payitforward

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    Congrats! DS is a freshman at UNG. He's definitely immersed in the Corps, but one of the great things about UNG is that you can get involved in many different aspects of college life. After one semester, I'm pretty well convinced that no two cadets could possibly have the same college experience there.
    Be sure to check out the parents group once the dates get closer to FROG week.
    https://twitter.com/UNGCadetParents

    Also, if you can change that visit to the weekend of April 4-6, that's National Leadership Challenge and probably the best time to visit. Get there early on Friday, though, and have your son make special appointments with various departments before the cadet-immersion experience starts. He will be in a great position by then to ask lots of great questions of the cadets while he's at NLC.

    Feel free to ask any questions. (CoachBart is a great resource!)
     
  5. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Congrats to your son, Mark63! To add my 2cents - my DS had a great time at NLC last April, and I believe he would highly recommend it as well. My wife and I enjoyed the late night presentation done on the drilling field by the Corps of Cadets and the various special units. Very impressive.
     
  6. Mark63

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    ARNG and UNG

    Thanks! My DS has a ship date to OSUT 11B, July to Nov 2014 unless he gets a 4 year ROTC scholarship. If he does not get the scholarship he will start in Jan 2015. I understand that they have a GA ARNG unit on campus and he can do some of his drills there and be SMP at some point. He would have to do a Interstate transfer from WI to GA ARNG. Any insight on this?
     
  7. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Maybe talk to the ROO, Major Greg Killeen?
     
  8. payitforward

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    CoachBart knows a lot about National Guard stuff so I'll message him to chime in.

    ROTC scholarships are academically competitive. If your DS was initially denied enrollment because of an academic issue, better to not count on a scholarship.
     
  9. CoachBart

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    National Guard

    DS is in Ga Army Natl Guard and member of Corp of Cadets. We also live out of state. It can be worked out. I believe you can drill on campus until you have 60 credits with split drill option. As for the scholarship, good luck. They are ultra super competitive, especially now. PS, my son is 11B too out of Ft. Benning.
     
  10. Mark63

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    Thanks CoachBart. By being part of the GA ARNG is there any state tuition assistance, etc or will he just have his Federal GI bill?
     
  11. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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  12. CoachBart

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    Natl Guard $

    You get $4,500.00 per year for tuition assistance from National Guard.
    If he is not interested in going Active Duty he can get a National Guard scholarship that will cover school costs.
     
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