VTech/CC/AFROTC question...

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  1. rebelforhim

    rebelforhim Member

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    I'm trying to explore some ROTC options, and have starting considering AFROTC at Virginia Tech. I found out about the Corps of Cadets, but was wondering if you could go to VT without being in the Corps, or is every scholarship cadet just automatically "accepted" into the Corps?

    Also, if you get an AFROTC scholarship, are you accepted to the school of your choice by default? or could I get the scholarship and not get accepted to VT?

    Thanks,

    Henry
     
  2. kinnem

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    All ROTC participants, scholarship or no, must be in the Corps of Cadets. No exceptions.

    Getting accepted to the college is an entirely separate process and is on you. Yes you can therefore get a scholarship but not be accepted to VT or any other school.
     
  3. Pima

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    +1 to kinnem's post.

    VT does give an admissions edge to CoC applicants, but beware the fine print. You drop out of the Corps before X date and you can be disenrolled from the school. The reason why is they assumed you would be in the Corps. The key word is not ROTC, but CORPS.

    Like Kinnem stated you can't be in ROTC and not in the Corps. You can be in the Corps, but not ROTC.

    Also remember that although VT is an SMC, it is a STATE college, and because it is they have to by law admit at least 70% from IS. You do not state if you are an IS or OOS applicant. Admissions will place that in their equation regarding if you get in or not.

    Some colleges will have ROTC sit on their admissions board, and in that case having a scholarship in hand helps. However, remember the 1st AFROTC board meets in Dec. which is after the ED release. It is not common for a lot to go out from that board, you might not have a scholarship until end of March, way passed when the ED/RD results are released from the school.

    FWIW, VT is highly desired, in the past 5 yrs a total of 80 were picked up off their wait list, a couple of those yrs the number was 0.
     
  4. nick4060

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    You would be required to participate in the Corps for at least 8 semesters while in ROTC. So if you're a tech major on a 5-year plan, you won't have to be in the Corps during your last year. Its a significantly different lifestyle from other Detachments around the country.

    AFROTC scholarships are not tied to specific schools. If you get the scholarship, you can take it pretty much anywhere. There is the possibility that you could be awarded a scholarship, but not accepted to VT. Or vice versa.

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I was in the Corps/AFROTC at Tech.
     
  5. rebelforhim

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    Thanks....that helps a a lot.
     
  6. Voyager20

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    5 yr engineering plan with ROTC scholarship at VT

    According to the VTCC NROTC FAQ page the following is stated...

    How common is it for engineering majors with ROTC scholarship to be on a 5 year plan at Virginia Tech? My impression is that it must be common since each engineering department appears to have 5 yr ROTC Study Plan/Matrix on their respective webpages. Also, did you find that it was common for ROTC to pay for the 5th year at Virginia Tech?

    Thank you in advance for your response.
     
  7. nick4060

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    Its generally accepted that engineering majors will need to be on a five-year plan, especially if they're taking ROTC classes. I would say around 10-20% of engineering cadets will try to get it all done in 4 or 4.5 years. But I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a significant amount of transfer credits.

    I can't speak for the other ROTC programs, but in AFROTC there is a specific list of majors that have been approved for 5-year scholarships. Just about every engineering major you can think of is on there. In my opinion there's no real reason to try and do it in 4 years unless you're in a big rush to commission and get on AD as soon as possible.
     

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