Texas A&M "Full on the Navy side"

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  1. shanagan

    shanagan Member

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    I am so discouraged. The Navy contact at A&M mentioned that he believes A&M is "full on the Navy side" meaning the limited number of allotted ROTC scholarship billets have been filled. We were SO hoping for our son to attend A&M if he gets a Navy scholarship, but it's not looking good now. Go AFROTC, I guess, maybe they're not full.

    Anyone have any experience with transfers?
     
  2. CadetMom777

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    Has your son been accepted to A&M yet? Even if he doesn't get the NROTC scholarship, if he goes to A&M and joins the Corps of Cadets, he will almost assuredly get a Corps scholarship of at least $1000 per year. I know that alone is not much, but it would qualify him for in state tuition which is a great savings if you are from outside Texas. You can also get on their wait list and hope a few of those spots open up with people that end up going to the Academies or declining their spot for other reasons.

    If he really wants to go to A&M, where there is a will, there is a way.
     
  3. 2010

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    I've got a NROTC scholarship, and have been accepted to A&M. Hopefully I can hear something sometime soon from the academies about an appointment, so I can decline my scholarship and free up a slot for your son. So don't give up hope, because I can vouch for the possibilty of one slot opening. I wish him best of luck in getting a ROTC scholarship, and congratulations on wanting to go to A&M. Other than the academies, its the best school in the nation IMO. (my dad and older brother went there :thumb:).
     
  4. shanagan

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    Thank y'all. He's been accepted to A&M's college of engineering for Aerospace Engineering (we are instate) and will go there one way or another - but I'm sure hoping it's Full Ride - if not.. CadetMom, you nailed it, where there's a will there's a way. And hey, maybe next year, if not this year.
     
  5. shanagan

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    Gig 'em! Good luck to you too - all of this waiting is just a killer.
     
  6. sarahbow91

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    I recently opened up a spot for NROTC at A&M. Had a full ride scholarship but no admission. Oh well, at least I'm in at the Naval Academy!
     
  7. TurkishRunner

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    Wait so A & M didn't take you but Navy did??? Thats crazy. Same thing happened to a brother of my friend's. He didn't get into James Madison University (3.9 average, 1180 sat average), but got into West Point. Which is pretty nice I think :biggrin:
     
  8. magtalas192

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    LOL that is a very funny situation to be in........ As a matter of fact I was in the same one. Got an AFROTC type 2 scholarship, NROTC Scholarship, and an appointment to the AFA but for some reason I couldn't get into A&M....... Lol
     
  9. PositiveThinking

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    I think it probably comes down to the top 10% rule. If you're in the top 10% of your class in Texas, you're an automatic admit, but if not it gets pretty dicey. It does seem crazy, though, doesn't it? :confused:
     
  10. MorganC

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    And if you're not from Texas it doesn't matter if you're in the Top 10 percent. You have to make a 30 on the ACT... I got a 29.
     
  11. sarahbow91

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    Yes it does. Additionally, both my primary and secondary choice majors were in the College of Engineering and a prof friend said Engineering slammed the door based on date not so much quals....oh well.
     

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