What Next?

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  1. d22

    d22 Member

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    Looks like things are lining up for DS. He was awarded a NROTC 4 year (actually 4 1/2) scholarship, this weekend he received a medical waiver, and he's anticipating he'll be accepted into his first choice school (if not he has been accepted into two x-town affiliates.) My question is, what is the next step/communication in the process, and approximately time frame?

    I plead ignorant in regards to this process, thank you for your insight.
     
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  2. runorrun

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    Congrats on the scholarship and waiver! Right now, all he can really do is sit back and wait to hear admissions results from his first choice college. I'd recommend contacting that unit (make sure your son is the one doing all communications!) to inform them that he got the scholarship and is just waiting on admissions. If that will be the first time your son contacts the unit, be sure he makes a good impression! Also, just in case he does not get into his first-choice school that his scholarship is placed at, he should put his name on at least 3 other schools' wait lists. These can include those two x-town affiliates or just any 3 schools of his choosing (provided he has been offered admission or is very sure he will be offered admission). If you have not already, you should receive an email and snail mail letter from NROTC that is pretty much saying what I've said here but in greater detail. The email and letter will also give you a template to use when requesting a scholarship transfer to a different school and a template for wait list requests.


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    Also, I believe scholarship transfer and wait list requests are looked at in April, but they are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the sooner he placed himself on wait lists (for back ups), the better.


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  4. d22

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    Thank you runorrun!

    As per DS's paperwork it encourages the scholarship awardee to contact their unit ASAP. So during Thanksgiving break DS met with the units Lt. The Lt, having no information on DS, had a lot of questions for him, and ultimately advised my son if he was placed on the waitlist to contact him immediately and he'd take care of it. Lt. also mentioned that colleges and universities like ROTC students--focused, good kids/grades, rarely do they get into trouble, and, from a business standpoint, they don't have to worry about their bills being paid. All in all it was a very informative meeting for DS.

    I appreciate your input, and thanks for the heads up on the waitlist. I'll let him know.
     

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