Waitlisted for GW NROTC Unit-Help!

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  1. Mainsheet

    Mainsheet New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the George Washington Univ. NROTC waitlist? My daughter has her NROTC scholarship, has been accepted to Catholic and also received a Merit Scholarship there but is on the waitlist at GW (Catholic U.'s crosstown affiliate). She desperately wants to go to Catholic, however, the deadline for responding to her other choices is fast approaching. She has also been accepted to Old Dominion and U of Maine, but really wants Catholic. Does anyone have any idea of the likelihood that a spot will open up at GW/Catholic in the near future? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. cracked123

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    I had my NROTC interview with CAPT Gawne, the Professor of Naval Science at GW, he's a great guy. Your best bet is to try to contact him and see if he can help you out, I know he sits on the board for NROTC Scholarships so he may have some sway with decisions. Good luck
     
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    Thanks! We've been in contact with Capt. Gawne and are anxiously awaiting word that she has a spot in the unit. Needless to say, many sleepless nights.
     
  4. Centhea

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    Oh, good luck to you and your daughter and congratulations on the scholarship!

    My DS is a freshman at Maryland and scholarship student with the GW NROTC unit. He was in the same position a year ago, waiting on the waitlist. Last year, we were given an indication that it was unlikely but they were granted an unusually high number of positions so it went through. It's very changeable year to year, but I think the Navy does a good job of making the big swap of scholarships work. The first round is when people who applied to USNA get their acceptances and decide to go to the Academy, that opens up slots and the first few people come off the waitlist. Unfortunately, the folks at NETC don't work those decisions until after May 15th when all the college applications are done. I have read notes where folks didn't find out until June or July if their transfers went through (we found out right after May 15th).

    So I completely understand about the sleepless nights. All I can say is hang in there and hope for the best. It's a great unit...even though commuting from the cross-town affiliates can be brutal. I hope it's not verboten to do this...but please feel free to join our NROTC Moms group on www.navyformoms.com. And if you want to PM me...I'd be happy to tell you my experience with the unit as a parent.
     

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