Texas A&M?

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  1. nathan frabott

    nathan frabott New Member

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    Does anyone know about TexaS a&m and their ROTC program? I would like this question answered most of all: Is A&M like VMI and Norwich in the sense that you have to stay on campus and live int eh dorms unless given permission not to? I want to go to a good school and a good ROTC program but i dont really want to go to a service academy or spend all my time on campus as a cadet for 4 years.
     
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    I can't say for certain, but I found the following on the TAMU Corps website:

    The way I read this (and it is only my interpretation) is that you would need to have some special need to live off-campus. Perhaps you shouldn't be looking at a Senior Militatry College? Not everyone thrives in such an environment. But then again, I could personally endure a lot to get in-state tuition.
     
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    No. Texas A&M is not so strict about going on and off campus. Though, there can be certain limitations due to ROTC. But if you have nothing to do, you can leave campus on weekends, weekdays, etc. So no, it is not like VMI or Norwich at all.
    I have plenty of friends in ROTC that're in A&M and they come and go whenever they have free time.
     
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    At TAMU you must live in the Corp dorms and are a part of the Corp of Cadets. It is less restrictive than VMI but much more restrictive and regimented than a typical university.
     
  5. nathan frabott

    nathan frabott New Member

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    thank you for this information. I will definitely be applying to this one! any personal experience on how the daily life is, etc?
     
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    I would suggest you try to do an over night stay there if you can. That would be the very best way to experience an SMC and see if its for you. The cadets will give you the real skinny.
     
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    2nd kinnem. Do an overnight visit if you can. Here is a link to their visit programs. http://corps.tamu.edu/
    My son did the JCAP program last September and got a decent look at life there. With regards to A&M I would say you will really like it or you will hate it. My son really liked it. The visits are really geared towards recruiting so you have your filter turned on.
     

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