Transfer to ROTC?

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  1. JumpStarter

    JumpStarter New Member

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    If you can't stick with the 1st semester, is it possible to try for an ROTC scholarship and go to a civilian college? Has anyone done it before?
     
  2. BAMA ROTC

    BAMA ROTC Member

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    You could compete for a campus-based scholarship.
     
  3. Physicsguru

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    Coast Guard does not have an ROTC program. While they do have some programs that lead to a commission through OCS, they do not have any program that will pay for the first two years of college.

    Unless you aren't talking about Coast Guard, in which case...why did you post on this sub-forum?
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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  5. JumpStarter

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    I mean if you are currently a cadet at the academy and decide that this life isnt for you. Can you do ROTC for a different branch? Also, how would you apply for another college while you're a cadet?
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You apply like any other college student, including, I would assume, for the ROTC programs.

    There's nothing uniquely different about applying from a service academy. And no fear, you aren't the first, and won't be the last to make the change.

    Good luck!
     
  7. JumpStarter

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    Thank you for the information! Would I have to start from freshman year again?
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's the weird thing about normal college, it's all based on credits. It would all depend on which credits trasfer from CGA and how far along in your future degree program those credits put you.

    I don't know how it would work with ROTC, but as far as what year you're in, in school, it's all about credits.
     
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  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I overlooked the "first". Sorry about that!
     

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