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  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

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    I was talking to a friend that did NROTC but told me that if you don't have a scholarship, that they kick you out after your second year. He said that his CO told them that they do not have lot of money and all of the people that didn't have scholarships had to leave. Does this happen only in Navy or in all of the branches and their programs? It sounds really weird to me that they would do that but maybe they do with money constraints. I don't know. Thank you
     
  2. terp1984

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    You are disenrolled if you don't have a scholarship or advanced standing status after the 2nd year. Every year the number of in school scholarships and advanced standings varies depending on the current needs. I think the last class with no advanced standing was 2013. Work your tail off and get the scholarship. My DS got the 2 year scholarship and commissioned last year.
     
  3. Pima

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    Terp already explained the NROTC process. I am sure kinnem will 1,000,000% agree with him.
    34King18,
    You can be a 4 yr HS AFROTC recipient and lose that scholarship if you are not selected for field training for the summer of your rising junior year.
    AFROTC calls that HS scholarship a 2+2. It is not really guaranteed for 4 years. NROTC HS scholarship recipients are guaranteed.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    Army ROTC works in the same way, for the most part.

    The first two years are the Basic Course, the second two years is the Advanced Course.

    For scholarship cadets that are contracted, as long as they meet the Academic and Physical requirements and stay active in ROTC they will commission after 4 years. There is no EA selection like there is in AFROTC.

    Non Scholarship cadets that complete the first two years are then selected to continue on to the Advanced Course. Selection will depend on the mission set for contracted cadets for that year group. If there are more cadets then the battalion has slots then some cadets may not move into the Advanced Course. Many battalions either just meet their quota or are below so moving on is not an issue as long as they are meeting the requirements. Some larger and more popular battalions may have more cadets then available contracts, this means some will be cut.

    One thing to remember for AROTC, a scholarship is not required to move on to the Advanced Course. There are always many cadets that commission each year that do not have a scholarship.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Navy works very similar to Army as described by Jcleppe. So being tossed is not a sure thing as OP describes, but it is a possibility.I'm unaware of anyone in my son's NROTC unit that did not get advanced standing.
     
  6. Zero

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    And to the later part of your question, Navy/Army are similar but AFROTC you do not have to be scholarship at all.
     
  7. kinnem

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    Not sure what your point is. If you mean that one can continue with the final two years without being on scholarship, the same is true for Army and Navy. Anyone on advanced standing is contracted though and receives the stipend.
     
  8. Thompson

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    Not to hijack the thread, but ...

    I forget who I spoke to about this (someone at my Battalion) - but has anyone heard of a possibility of being able to stay 3 years without a scholarship/contract in hand - from the traditional need to have a scholarship/contract by the end of year 2 (speaking specifically for the AROTC side of the house)?I was baffled by this when I heard about this; my guess is a Battalion would be willing to go to bat for a cadet to try and push their luck to hopefully get them a scholarship/contract right before LDAC?
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I would say that currently the push in Army ROTC is going to be to contract earlier rather than later. you could conceivably still be hanging around without a contact into your third year, but the chances are there still being slots are getting slimmer and slimmer. On Army's side right now the push is to not over produce, so once we have our number on contract we aren't looking for that next great American anymore.
     

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