Updating Application Items

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  1. Mandyj34

    Mandyj34 Member

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    Hai everyone! So my question this time is: should I send in the 1st half of my Sr. transcript and acceptance to colleges letters to NROTC to update my application? It would take until the later half of January for me to get it in because of snow days, my first semester doesn't end until the 2nd week of January (it's really dumb). I also come from an under-represented area as well... so would all of this help my application? Also, is there anything else I can send in that might help my app? Thanks guys for everything, I really appreciate you all with all the help and advice I'm getting. =)
     
  2. USMAROTCFamily

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    I don't think the NROTC Board cares about your college acceptances, frankly. They are expecting that you will get into the colleges that you are listing on your application for your scholarship choices. (Evidently, some people don't and that is when they have to request a scholarship transfer) Is there even a way for you to update your GPA with a new transcript sent in by your guidance counselor at this point, or is the file completed?
     
  3. Ex.BT.USN

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    Respectfully...disagree

    I actually got a little feedback on both of these subjects from a poster that has been around for a while.

    Submitting the grades and the acceptance of your NROTC colleges could very well help the board. By having excellent 1st qtr grades it tells the board your not slacking in your Sr. year and your taking thing serious. Your also updating you package with rewarding informaton.

    Having been accepted to your NROTC choice tells the board that the school wants you. This is good because they now know that school is a sure thing. I don't think the board will assume a kid will get in to any school off their list of 5. They also make it clear that it is up to the candidate to get into these schools.
     
  4. Pima

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    I am not sure what you mean by this.

    Yes, SAs look at diversity, so if that is what you mean, remember the process for scholarships are different than the appointment process.

    IOWs, ROTC is national from the get go, SAs are geo centric from the start and than go to a national pool.

    NROTC is looking at your school choices, and your intended major. To my knowledge they are not looking to spread the wealth across the nation regarding awarding scholarships to under-represented areas.
    ~ That being said, your college choices may have that goal, which brings it to another portion of your question.

    Some colleges have ROTC Cadre sit on their admissions board. If you are on the cusp for admission with a ROTC scholarship in hand they may offer you admittance, because they know that their bill will be paid. Plus, they know for the student to retain the scholarship they will need to keep at least a 2.5 cgpa.

    Yes, they expect you to be accepted to colleges, but from what I understand the board selects the recipients, and than assigns to the college. If that is the method than by sending in the acceptance letter, the board knows there may be less of a chance of having to go through the transfer process come late April. Granted some may still choose to transfer later on because they had to receive an admittance letter. However, IMPO if you have admittance letters in hand from your top 2 or 3 school choices, than send them.
    ~ The worse thing that will happen is they will pitch them.

    If your 1st semester doesn't end until the 2nd week of Jan. (that is common in NC and VA). Than your grades won't be ready probably until the 3rd week, and when you add in updating even if sent electronically you could be looking at the last week of Jan./1st of Feb.
    ~~~ I will leave kinnem to answer this, but I am not sure if boarded by this time that they will come back and update your PAR for cgpa.
    ~~~~ IOWs unless that cgpa has really jumped up it may not be worth it.
    ~~~~~~ SAs will require 7th semester transcripts, so if you are applying to an SA be prepared for them to ask for it. They are looking to see your not slacking.
     
  5. USMAROTCFamily

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    As Pima mentions, I suppose you could always submit items and if they can be included in the packet, great; If not, what harm is it? I know Army ROTC doesn't allow updates, other than SAT/ACT scores once you are boarded, but perhaps NROTC does.

    This is a response from NROTC on a FAQ from Vanderbilt's NROTC which made me respond as I did above. I've underlined the pertinent part:

    When will I hear about the results of scholarship selection?

    Thank you very much for your inquiry regarding NROTC board selection. Unfortunately, we do not discuss any applicant's status at anytime during the selection process until a final decision has been made due to the fact that our scholarship selection cycle is not completed.

    Our selection boards meet monthly to ensure timely selection for applicants. If you are not selected, your application will then "roll" to the next board. This will continue to occur until the end of board selections in April. Applicants who are not selected will then be notified. However, you may currently be selected and will soon be informed.

    Your acceptance to a college or university has no weight on a board's decision to select you or not.

    Should we need any amplifying information from you, we will contact you by one of the available means listed on your application or through your NROTC coordinator.

    Please be patient as we have many applicants. I understand that it can be anxious and stressful while awaiting results, but please check your online application status at the NROTC website periodically for any updates
     

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