Two year NROTC-Marine Option?

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  1. Curious3

    Curious3 Member

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    Hello , I will be attending a junior military college soon and applying for the PLC program and then I attend to transfer after I have completed my time at the junior college and gotten the grades I want for my dream college . If for some reason I am not competitive enough to be able to be in the PLC program, should I go for the Two year NROTC Marine Option at an HBCU? The only thing that scares me is that the same year I would go into the program, is the same year I would be attending OCS . Has anyone been on the two year program? Is it harder for the two year students? Any advice ?

    Thank you so much.
     
  2. kinnem

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    If you really want to be a Marine Officer and you don't get PLC then the twp year option would be your best bet, although I don't know anyone who has done it. As long as you're in shape you and have good grades and leadership, I doubt you'll have trouble getting accepted into the PLC program. Keep in mind if you go the PLC route, you'll be spending 6 weeks at Quantico over each of the next two summers, or you'll be there for 12 weeks one summer.

    Good luck!
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    Curious3: I have been thinking about your post. You talk about joining the PLC program while at the junior military college. After completing the JC you want to go to your dream college. You ask "if you can't make the PLC program at the JC, should you apply for the NROTC MO 2-year program at an HBCU." You also make a few comments and ask a few questions in your post.

    First off, you will want to check the details around PLC. If you are accepted in PLC and begin that path, I am not sure if the NROTC scholarship is an option. It may be - I just don't know. Check the details.

    Kinnem points out the PLC summer training situations.

    Second, if you don't go PLC (or are not accepted) then you shouldn't hesitate to apply for the NROTC 2-year option at an HBCU. Why not?

    Don't be concerned that you are starting the same year you go to OCS. The school is tasked with making sure you are prepared (of course, you are also responsible for making sure you are physically ready). You will be fine.

    If you want to become a Marine Officer, there are a number of paths: PLC, NROTC, OCC and enlisted commissioning programs. If one door closes... find another and kick it in!
     
  4. Curious3

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    Thank you so much, both of you ! You both really calmed my nerves about OCS , I will start with one path and if I don't get accepted then I will try for another!
     

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