UNG ROTC National Leadership Challenge Weekend enrollment?

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  1. alvarado

    alvarado Member

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    My apologies if this was posted in the wrong area, I knew not where else to post it.

    I am currently attempting to enroll for the UNG NLCW for April 4-6th.
    On the "Supplemental Data Entry Form" there is a blank that says *Roomate that is required to be filled in. I don't know what i'm supposed to put there, if anyone has filled this out before and could let me know, it would greatly be apreciated!

    Also, if you have gone to NLCW, know anything about it, or woule like to share any information about the school, I would love to hear it!


    EDIT: AFTER SEARCHING THE SITE MORE, I REALIZED I DID POST THIS IN THE WRONG SECTION, MY FAULT.
    SORRY.
     
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  2. payitforward

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    DS loved his NLC experience. He got to spend a lot of time one-on-one with only cadets and few adults (he doesn't remember seeing any adults) so he felt totally free to ask any questions he wanted to ask, and he felt as though the cadets he stayed with provided honest, thoughtful and thorough answers. He has told me that if a student's goal is to become an Army officer, UNG is truly a great SMC to attend, and attending NLC is a great way to determine whether or not the school is right for you. I do remember that it was a rainy weekend when he was there for NLC, but he loved it anyway and came home with clothes that were coated with caked-on Georgia red clay. That could be one reason he loved it so much. He truly loves the mountains and being outside in any weather, and being free to ask questions in an unfettered environment — it was all good.

    You'll be staying in a cabin, so I'm really not so sure about that "roommate" thing.
     
  3. Summer Storm

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    Alvarado,
    Is it possible you have the wrong form? I'm looking at the UNG website and the form I'm seeing doesn't have that "roommate" question.

    I can't post links so copy and paste these links into the url area of your browser and add "h t t p ://" to the front but without any spaces. Maybe somebody can come in behind me and fix the links. Sorry -- I don't have enough posts to have gained the privilege of posting links.

    ung.edu/military-college/_uploads/files/nlc/NLC-P4-Supplemental-Info-F.pdf

    All of the required forms are here:
    ung.edu/military-college/visit-campus/national-leadership-challenge-weekend.php

    Any other questions about national leadership challenge? My daughter had a great time when she went last fall.
     
  4. Trackswagggg

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    UNG was my top choice. I had been accepted to there, The Citadel, and Norwich. However, when I went to NLC, it was an enlightening experience. I realized I definitely did not want to go there. The cadets were somewhat unprofessional and sloppy. I wasn't impressed how all the guys acted like frat boys. The stuff we did at NLC was more for like 10 year olds. It was raining when I went too so it was weird... It seems like things lasted soooo long and everyone else seemed pretty annoyed. After that, I went to The Citadel's pre knob session and I decided that's where I absolutely wanted to go. There was a huge difference between the cadets of The Citadel and UNG. Citadel cadets were on a whole different level and had a whole different view of things. They told me if you wanna be a good officer go to UNG.... If you wanna be a great officer come here. I thought NLC was a waste of money and you should just go up and visit instead but that's just me..... Good luck thought in what ever you do!


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  5. alvarado

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    In order for me to pay I am required to go through this page and this is where it says roomate:

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    I CANT POST LINKS SO REMOVE THE SPACES
     
  6. Summer Storm

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    "No Preference" would work in that box.
     
  7. payitforward

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    DS is a cadet at UNG now. While it's true there are some "frat boys" at UNG, there is also a large contingent of guys with prior service and a large percentage of cadets who are members of the National Guard. The military specialty groups train extremely hard in preparation for pre-camp and LDAC. Please don't disrespect what the Corps of Cadets is accomplishing at UNG. The Corps works hard at strategic training, inspections, academics, PT and in achieving leadership positions in both military and non-military extracurricular activities — it's one of the things that sets UNG apart from other military schools, and one of the things that draws a certain kind of cadet to that school. Those "frat boys" are the same guys that you, as an Army officer, will be dealing with on a daily basis as community, business and political leaders. Having those real-world dealings and connections in college, working with those groups and being a part of them if you so choose, is one of the reasons UNG emphasizes integrating cadets and non-cadets in classrooms and in extracurriculars.

    One of DS's friends is a cadet at West Point, and he has great respect for the training and academics DS has been exposed to at UNG. I am confident that DS will be just as prepared for an Army career as his West Point counterparts.

    While The Citadel excels in certain academic areas like engineering, UNG's government-sponsored strategic language flagship program is not matched at any other SMC. There are pros and cons to both schools, and that's why overnight visits like NLC are always worth the time and cost.
     
  8. Jspar16

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    I went to NLC and loved it. I also live right next to the Citadel, and know a lot of knobs there.

    NLC does show you a lot of what UNG has to offer. It is located right by the mountain phase of Ranger School, which is super cool. We got to rappel there and that was amazing. Though it is true that some aspects is a little more lax compared to the Citadel, it didnt pull away from the military structure and focus of the corps. Plus, all the cadet programs are great for preparing for things such as LDAC. If i had to choose, I would go to UNG before the Citadel in a heartbeat.

    As for the signups, the roommate thing wasnt required for me. Try submitting the form without putting a roommate. If that doesnt work then call UNG.

    Good luck!
     

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