State Schools NROTC

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  1. cooper1234

    cooper1234 Member

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    So, for the NROTC I remember when I applied it said that I needed one state school.

    However, I live in New Jersey... aka no schools have NROTC in New JErsey, not like we have 2 naval bases anyways and one of the largest naval wepaon depots in the country or anything, so why on earth would any schools have the NROTC in NJ. (sarcasm)

    Anyways, do you think that will hurt my chances, because I was unable to put a state school down.

    PS, I live in NJ and put down PSU, ODU, Purdue, UFL, UWisc.
     
  2. sailingjim

    sailingjim New Member

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    I thought the application said just a state school, not an in-state school. My son put down a school not in his home state. Maybe it was OK because there is no NROTC unit in any state school in our state (Vermont).
     
  3. gojack

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    Is there any plan as to where NROTC det's are where they are?

    I was surprised to find out that Miami University, Oxford Ohio
    has a large Navy ROTC Det. (60+) cadets
    (and Miami's Army ROTC goes through Xavier)

    Seemed odd to me, it's a long way from the ocean,
    and mostly noted for it's business and teaching programs.
     
  4. cooper1234

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    Get this, apparently New Mexico has one.... New Mexico....
     
  5. HiMyNameisNick

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    I am having the same trouble as you. I live in new york. but I dont like any of the state schools in new york that offer nrotc.

    but the application says you MUST choose a state school in which you qualify for in-state tuition.

    but what confuses me further, is that the application gives you the choice to select a "no" button for qualifying for in-state tuition.

    I emailed their guidance and got an answer that said you must choose a state school, but it doesnt ave to be in your home state.

    I find if somewhat difficult to qualify for in-state tuition in a state I dont live in......

    The very least hey could do is clearly tell us what the requirements are!!!

    One of my classmates said for him it was NOT a requirement on his application to qualify for in-state tuition.
     
  6. aglages

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    Along with the dates of the scholarship boards....the requirements are confidential.:wink:
     
  7. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    If I remember correctly, some colleges will offer in-state tuition to ROTC members
     
  8. NYEAGLE1

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    Picking A State School

    I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination.

    We contacted several NROTC Coordinators on this and if you look at page 26-27 on the NROTC Application it states clearly that you must have "A State" school listed within your top three target college selections.

    NROTC Coordinators we spoke to and the Application did not specify you had to "Pick A State That You Were Eligible For In-State Tuition" - with the presumption that you were a resident of said State identified in your top three.

    Best to check with your local NROTC Coordinator but that was the giudance / instructions we were given.

    Just our data points for your consideration.
     
  9. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    Yeah, I'm not sure where you got the idea it had to be a school that you qualified for in-state tuition. All it has to be is a public school.
     
  10. aglages

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    How about the ever helpful Ms. Melissa A. Parker, the Human Resources Technician at the NROTC Scholarship Placement Office?
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=14957
     
  11. jdalv2

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    Like other people have mentioned, I was simply told that one of my three schools had to be a state school, NOT a school where I would qualify for in-state tuition.

    I live in Maryland and I listed University of Michigan as my #2- Hope that doesn't create any problems...
     
  12. HiMyNameisNick

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    The reason youare allowed to do this is because there are no NROTC schools in maryland.

    for me, there are state/public schools that do offer nrotc in New york. therefore I believe Ihave no choice. It is dissapointing :frown:
     
  13. Pima

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    I think Centh would disagree with you. Centh's DS attends UMDCP as an NROTC full ride scholarship recipient. I am almost positive he is class of 13 UMD.

    He goes X town to GWU for NROTC, but he will graduate from UMDCP, not GWU.
     
  14. jdalv2

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    You're right but I still don't think that means that I NEED to place UMD as one of my top 3 schools...
     
  15. Pima

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    jd I was not responding to you, I was responding HiMyNameisNick.

    He stated you could only do this because no schools in MD accept NROTC.

    His exact words
    This is wrong...there are schools in MD that accept NROTC.

    UMICH is very high up in college caliber.

    I am pretty sure NY has NROTC programs too.
     
  16. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    We read it pretty carefully and that's what we thought as well.

    I agree - my son went over this with his coordinators and they said his was fine - it had to be a public school - not a private school, but he didn't have to qualify for in-state tuition. He purposely DIDN'T put those down on his application because he kind of thought it would automatically make the board want to give him those since it would be cheaper rather than his other options. We can afford a state school if it comes down to that - he went with the out of state and reach schools on the application!

    We live in WI and my son listed University of Michigan as his #2 and only public school. Guess we'll all see what happens!
     
  17. aglages

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    We live in PA and my son also listed Michigan as his #2 school. I hope UM doesn't develop a complex. :eek:
     
  18. jdalv2

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    It would be funny if all of us ended up at UMich...

    So I guess it's safe to assume that we do not need to list an in-state school, rather it just needs to be a public school.
     
  19. aglages

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    My son's first school on his list is a public school (that we qualify for in-state tuition) in the state we live. Other than that one, all the rest are OOS publics. :rolleyes:

    I just reviewd the PDF instructions for the NROTC application at the following link: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/pdfs/Application_Checklist.pdf
    Page 7 of the document (page 4 of the checklist)
    Is it possible that the verable Ms Parker gave us bad information?
     
  20. jdalv2

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    Blasphemy! :rolleyes:
     

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