Transferring AFROTC scholarship after sophomore year?

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  1. Winner

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    I've been awarded a four year type 7 scholarship for any technical major. (I will likely convert to a three year type 2)

    My number one school has my major of astrophysics, but is only a two year afrotc program (junior and senior year).
    My number two school has a technical major that I am interested in, mathematics, but would rather not major in and is a four year program.

    So my question is, can I use my scholarship to attend one school for freshman and sophomore year while studying mathematics (which is technical), then transfer to my number one school and study astrophysics (also technical)?

    How would I go about doing this?


    Thanks,
     
  2. Pima

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    Confused because of this comment:
    Just asking what Det is only a C300/400 only?

    Not being facetious, just trying to get a handle on this.
     
  3. Packer

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    Likewise, I have never heard of a detachment only having 3rd and 4th years. If the detachment only has 3rd and 4th years as you stated they should be able to answer your question as all C300 had to go someplace else as C100 and C200 and get selected for SFT prior to transfering to this school. Tell us more, I am interested to learn more about this.
     
  4. Winner

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    College of Charleston, but the detachment is at Charleston Southern University. It is only a two year scholarship that is activated junior and senior year.

    So I'm thinking about attending University of Tampa for two years then transferring to Charleston.

    Also, sort of irrelevant but I have a type 7 for ANY major, not just technical. I read the raper wrong. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Winner

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    Another idea I thought of. Could I attend the afrotc program at the Citadel, which is only five minutes from the college of Charleston? Or do I have to attend the program that is affiliated with the school I'm attending?
     
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    I never knew there were any two year AFROTC programs out there. With there only being two in the nation I am sure they have some fairly unique characteristics. I think your best bet is to ask your question to the detachment. Oh and Congratulations on the scholarship!
     
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    Pima,
    Plz check ur PM...Thx
     
  8. Pima

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    I am not sure about the Citadel, because the Citadel is an SMC. I would call the Citadel to see if they are the host. It very well maybe and that is the reason they are only 2 yrs.

    The reason why is due to the fact that as a 300 you are a POC and now contracted. Citadel may say at that point they only want SMC cadets.

    My concern for you is that the DOD has come out and said they will be shutting down ROTC units for cost cutting measures.

    Personally, if it was me,again, I would call the det. because you are banking on that in FY14/15 they will be there. FY run Oct-Sept. This Oct will be FY12/13.

    I am betting the answer will be positive because nobody knows who will be cut yet, and they are not going to be negative. However, from a business perspective, that would be an easy unit to close with less disruption than a 4 yr.

    Other issues to think about in your decision process.

    1. Transferring colleges as a rising jr. is not easy, even harder when you are now moving OOS.

    You will have your group of friends at Tampa, and you may not want to leave that group.

    2. C300 means you have to go to SFT as a 200.

    That would require you to spend your sophomore yr not only vying for an SFT slot, but also applying to Charleston, on top of college classes, LLAB, etc.

    3. Colleges are funky

    Contact the dean at Charleston to find out what credits they will accept/not accept and the gpa requirements.

    Many colleges have created a system. They offer X class as a pre-req and only 1X a yr. If you miss that class, you have to wait, and it can delay your graduation by a yr. You are on an AFROTC scholarship with expectation that in 16 you will be commissioned. If they do this, that delays you by at least a semester or maybe a yr. Now you need AFROTC HQ approval to delay your commissioning.


    Finally,

    If it was me I would call AFROTC HQ for clarification in this issue. In the 4 yrs I have been here, I have never seen this question of transferring an AFROTC scholarship posed.

    I am betting since this school only has a 2 yr. program, the answer is yes, you can transfer it, but I am not willing to bet my Myrtle(avatar) on it.

    My true concern for you is they are closing dets. and you are banking on that it will survive. Maybe it will if the Citadel does take the 100/200 that could make them safe. Maybe it won't.

    This path is not easy, and right now you need to decide how many issues you are willing to have regarding "what if"

    Good luck. Congrats on the scholarship
     

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