What are my chances?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Jbrochu22, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Jbrochu22

    Jbrochu22 Member

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    I want to know what my chances are realistically for the Army ROTC 4 year 3 year or 2 year scholarship. My credentials are as follows:

    - 3.65-3.7 Weighted GPA
    - 3.23 Cumulative Unweighted GPA
    - 1710 SAT (1140 M+CR)
    ( I know these two are a little low)
    - intended major: (technical) business economics
    - Really good essay according to teachers

    ECs

    - Class President all 4 years
    - Student Council Chairman
    - Head Flag Football Coach
    - Prom Committee
    - Math Tutor
    - Varsity Baseball 4 years
    - Football 3 years
    - Basketball 1 year

    Volunteer Work

    - Church Mission Trip Member
    40 hour service trip to San Antonio
    - Church Member
    - Student Council events
    - Gillette Stadium Volunteer for Class
    - Volunteer Football Coach

    Etc...

    Let me know guys, I appreciate all feedback!

    Also, when are the results of the Nov 4th board publicized?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Nobody is going to be able to give you a realistic idea of your chances.

    A lot will depend on the schools you listed on your application.
     
  3. mfleisher1

    mfleisher1 Member

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    Chances

    I am also awaiting the results of the Nov. 4 board. Based on my research, your stats are such that you should be in consideration. There are so many variable, however, that the only people who could give a clear idea of your chances would the cadre at your specific college/university choices- and chances are they wouldn't tell you even if they did know.

    The results for the Nov 4 board should be coming near the beginning of December. I've heard 30-45 days after the board meets is when the results are usually posted.
     
  4. Strength and Honor

    Strength and Honor Member

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    They usually only give around 250 out for the first board though, and probably less this year with budget issues. So don't get your hopes up for this board.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    +1 to Jcleppe. You should work on getting that SAT score up to ensure your competitiveness. Perhaps try the ACT as well as some do better on one than the other. If you do not receive a scholarship consider entering as a college programmer and competing for an in-school scholarship.
     
  6. Jcleppe

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    Looking at your stats, if you have completed some AP/Honors courses to date, you should be able to get the max points for the front page of your interview sheet. the rest of the points will be determined by the PMS based on your interview.

    If you did well on your PFT that will be a help.

    Your leadership seems fine, were or are you a Captain of any of your sports teams, that would be a big help.

    Your GPA is lower but not too low and your SAT is at least above the number needed to get the max points on the interview sheet.

    Like I said above, a lot will depend on what schools you listed, if the schools have very competitive and popular ROTC battalions then it may be an issue. If the schools you listed need to recruit harder to fill their slots then your chances are better.

    Best of luck and be patient, things could take a while for the results to come out considering the current branching and accessions for MS4's has already been postponed indefinatly until a briefing is completed.

    Remember, if you are not selected by the first board there are two more, the first board usually takes the least number of applicants.
     

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