transfering my rotc scholarship

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  1. shortarmygirl

    shortarmygirl New Member

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    I received a 4 year scholarship in November to Boston University. Since then, a lot has changed. I have been accepted to UCLA and am waiting to hear from Boston and NYU, but have decided that BU is not the school for me. What is the likelihood that my request for transfer of my scholarship will be approved from Boston University to UCLA or from Boston University to NYU?

    Getting into these schools has already made me so nervous. The thought of not getting to go to one of them because my scholarship won't transfer seems like a nightmare.

    Any advice on the process? Anybody have a good estimate of the likelihood?

    If the tuition CC pays matters in the transfer process:
    UCLA is slightly cheaper than BU is.
    NYU is the same amount as BU.
     
  2. dunninla

    dunninla Member

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    Tall one --

    You first accept the Scholarship offer for use at BU
    Next, you petition Cadet Command to transfer your scholarship to another school to which you have already been admitted.

    UCLA in my opinion will be a better chance than NYU -- first because its cheaper by at least $10k/yr, and second b/c the Battalion actually on the campus of UCLA (not the cross town affiliate at Cal St. Northridge) could use some building up.

    Technically you're not supposed to make this request until after the 3rd Board. However, all processes and systems are created to cover the majority of situations, not all of them.

    My advice is to contact the PMS at BU and be honest about your change in plans, and ask if he/she can assist you by contacting the PMS at UCLA to see if there is a possibility to work something out completely outside the official system. I believe the approval must come from both Brigades (2nd and 8th, if I recall my Brigades correctly) since it is their budget and their allocations that will be affected by the transfer. After you have determined that both parties would approve it, pass that information along to Cadet Command in your official request to transfer the scholarship.

    The people who really make an impact on this world are those who understand why systems of governance are in place, understand the spirit behind them, and then mostly work within the system, but do significant activity outside the system. They take initiative. They solve problems creatively (often outside the system). Neither people, nor systems, are binary.
     
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  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Disagree with Dunn regarding getting PMSs involved in a transfer, especially from one Brigade to another. They really don't control scholarship offers at this time because the national process is still ongoing. And because schools didn't get allocations like they did in years past, I'm not sure how CC will handle the transfer process this time around. You need to do exactly what the insert to your offer letter said regarding transfers. If you forgot what it says here it is:

    Requests for transfer of the scholarship must be sent to this headquarters with the following:

    1. A statement by the applicant stating why they are requesting transfer.

    2. A copy of the letter of admission from the college or university where the applicant is requesting the scholarship be transferred.

    3. If the request is based on the applicant not being admitted to the school indicated on the Notification of Intent, a copy of the letter from that college or university indicating admission was denied. Failure to apply does not constitute a failure to be admitted.

    Transfer requests must be received by this headquarters no later than 12 April 2014. ALL decisions will be made after 12 April, with a target notification date to winners of no later than 5 May 2014. This same decision timeline applies even if you are in a College or University’s Early Decision Program. Transfers will be considered on a case by case basis. The applicant will be provided an approval or denial of the request in writing.


    So, I recommend you send in your request ASAP with your letter of acceptance from UCLA. I could tell you what the process has been in the past, but it's a new year, and things are being done differently this year. So all you can do is ask. If they say no then I would recommend you decline the scholarship and show up at UCLA ready to earn a campus based scholarship.
     
  4. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Congratulations, Shortie, on the AROTC scholarship and on the acceptance into UCLA. Even more so if you're not a California native.

    You should follow Clarkson's instructions as soon as possible. I agree in part with Dunn in that you may want to contact the ROO at UCLA to let them know you intend to seek a transfer. They may have an idea of how many scholarships have already been awarded for next year. Your other school NYU is part of the Fordham battalion, which would likely involve a round trip adventure on the subway.

    That was an eye-popping APFT score you had. It would have placed you in the top five or better at LDAC last summer. (The top women's score was 400).
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Agree with ED...definitely let UCLA know your intentions, and as a courtesy keep BU in the loop. But don't expect them to be thrilled you aren't coming in the fall.
     
  6. NavyNurseApplicant

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    First off, congrats on getting accepted to UCLA- go Bruins! Second, IF for whatever reason the scholarship is not approved to get transferred, I would make sure you pick the school that's the best fit, not necessarily the one where the scholarship is to attend. As a side note, as UCLA is harder to get into and, like someone previously mentioned, the on campus company could use some building up, there are sometimes some on-campus scholarships available if you talk about your intentions with the cadre there early enough.
     

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