Wash U AROTC?

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  1. CM11

    CM11 Member

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    I have some questions about Wash U ROTC. If anyone has any knowledge of them can they message me? Or in general the questions I have are:

    1.Is this considered a highly competitive battalion to get into?
    2. What are the avg stats of those who get awarded the AROTC scholarship?
    3. What kind of EC do they do (website not full of info)
    4. any thoughts on the command?
     
  2. dunninla

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    I can't answer your question b/c I don't have first hand knowledge of that Battalion.

    What I can tell you from going through this process two years ago:

    - the Command will change, sometimes twice, bewteen now and when a current applicant graduates

    - every PMS will tell you -- pick the school first, not the Battalion. Schools carry on, Battalions change a lot from year to year.

    - the hardest scholarships to get are to full tuition ($40k and above) Privates that are not in the top 10 or 30 in the country -- fortunately WashU is top 20, and therefore there might be a better chance of getting a scholly there, than say, George Washington U.

    - smallish Privates typically are cross-town affiliates to Host Battalions at larger public Us. Don't know if this is the case with WashU, but if it is, you should search all the threads that talk about the cost, and time commitment, in leaving one's own campus to go take classes, PT, and Lab at another campus. This also means that the cadet at WashU will have little, if any, interaction and comraderie with other cadets actually studying at WashU. It wouldn't surprise me if you learned there were less than 10 cadets actually studying at WashU. Something to think about from a social perspective. Will the PMS, CPT, NCO at the cross town public have any understanding about how time intensive WashU is, just to keep at a B grade level?
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Check it out...I googled university of washington army rotc...I found out that the PMS is named LTC Clay Mountcastle mount99@uw.edu
    Their Scholarship and Enrollment Officer is Mr. Proctor and his email is proctd3@uw.edu
    Phone number is 206-543-9010

    I'll bet they will be able to answer most of your questions better than anyone on the discussion board. You might also want to consider visiting the campus and stopping in to see the Husky Battalion if you are interested in their program.
     
  4. Packer

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    I think he is referring to Washington University St. Louis.
     
  5. CM11

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    thats not the info I have-maybe it is a new PMS
     
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    sorry, that is correct, I meant wash u in st louis.
     
  7. CM11

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    Thanks Clarckson, I'm working on trying to rank my colleges and I know I should go by which college I like the best. I honestly like about 4 and am more focused on which one I can get a 4 yr scholarship to AND which one I can get into.
     
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    Happy hunting.
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Back to google...

    Lieutenant Colonel David Waters
    Email: david.r.waters@wustl.edu
    Phone:
    (314) 935-7200

    Looks like they have a facebook page and it looks like lots of photos, which is always good. http://www.facebook.com/GatewayROTC

    For all you applicants out there, Google is your friend. Make sure you check more than just the first link that comes up on your search, use what is called a long tail search (google it), and check for social media outlets like facebook or maybe a blog

    Back in my day when we were looking at colleges we had to go to a library and look through these things called books to do our research. You kids have it too easy.
     
  10. dunninla

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    OP - looks like you're in luck. The Gateway Battalion is hosted right on the WashU campus.

    One other consideration that doesn't seem important until you're in classes:

    - which of the schools to which you are applying allows ROTC classes and/or labs to satisfy "general elective" unit requirements toward graduation? ROTC involves one class and one lab each week, and some universities allow the cadet to use these classes as 1, 2, or 3 unit classes that appear on the transcript, and count as units toward graduation.

    Think about it for a second... if ROTC classes *don't* count on your University transcript, then the ROTC classes you take will be above and beyond the classes needed for graduation. This means you'll be taking 20-25% more class load than the average student. On the other hand, it ROTC units *do* knock out 20% of your unit requirement for graduation (and your major allows you that many "general elective" units), then you will be taking the same class load as every other non-science/engineering student.

    Our daughter's university recognizes the Class and Lab, together, as 4 units MSI year, 6 Units MSII year, 8 units MSIII year, and 8 units MSIV year. That's 24 semester units, or about 20% of the required units for graduation. However, b/c of her major gives a Bachelor of Science degree (where a year of Calculus, Chem, Bio, and Physics, are prerequisites to the major itself), she can make use of only 4 general elective units throughout her entire four years. If she had been a social science or arts and humanities major, she could have made use of all 24 of those units, leaving a relatively lighter non-ROTC class schedule. As it is, she has a class schedule considerably more time consumptive than the non ROTC students, or the ROTC students not getting a BS degree.

    To illustrate the effects of that, her schedule has her averaging 17 units per semester, of which 3, on average, are ROTC units, so that leaves 14 semester units of non-ROTC classes. An ROTC student who can make use of all 24 ROTC class/lab units would be taking an average of 15 semester units with 12 non-ROTC units per semester.
     
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