When to apply for ROTC

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  1. br1ankim24

    br1ankim24 Member

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    There's an ROTC application on goarmy.com
    The application asks for a counselor to send in high school transcripts, but I'm just a junior, not a senior.

    so is it too early yet? when am i supposed to fill out ROTC applications? I also plan on applying to navy ROTC as well.
     
  2. Ohio2015Parent

    Ohio2015Parent Member

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    The online application will open soon for graduating class of 2012. Check back at goarmy, I'm not sure about NROTC, my DS is only pursuing Army. Read thru these forums, use search to make it easier, and google for Interview sheets to see how you will be assigned points when you get to that part of the process. Hope this helps answer some immediate questions - oh, bookmark this site-it has been a huge source of information for many.

    Good luck.
     
  3. sg1fan93

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    I'd advise completing it within the first two weeks of senior year, that way you can be done and not have to rush to meet any deadlines.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/can-you-hear-me-now/
    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/be-proactive/

    The second article is a little outdated. Middle of the summer is a good time to start. You will need to have SAT/ACT scores, so that is usually the "long pole in the tent". Once you get all you information in, you will have to do an interview and PFT, so the sooner you get the process started, the sooner you get the green light to get the interview done. I'm going to guess that the first board will be held in October, but stay tuned for further information. Good luck.
     
  5. armyman736

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    I am currently a Junior in high school and I will be applying for the AROTC scholarship. Since the Army PFT changed, will the PFT change for people applying for an AROTC scholarship or will it stay the same?
     
  6. -Bull-

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    The Army APFT has not changed yet. They are simply testing what eventually will be the new APFT. For now it is still 2 min. pushups, 2 min. sit-ups and a 2 mile run.
     
  7. paradoxer

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    Send grades during summer after junior year

    If you plan ahead you can have your counselor send your grades after your junior year. Typically they are sending out 8 semester grade reports for the seniors during the summer and can add your request to the pile. But you need to set this in motion before the summer break otherwise you will probably have to wait until September to have your grades sent.
     
  8. theagentofchaos

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    On the AROTC scholarship application page, it states that we are supposed to write out our Athletic and Student activities through 12th grade for the complete calculation of the 'Whole Person Score'. However, those of us applying as juniors can't really say what we'll be involved in or committed to for certain. Can we continually update the online application with more recent data until October?
     
  9. sg1fan93

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    Yes you can. Also, if you aren't selected for the first board, you can update it until the deadline for the next board
     
  10. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    You can, but once your file is boarded you are usually stuck with the ranking you get, unless something significant changes. Here is what I would do. You have two places on the application where you can add information, your personal statement, and your additional SAL information. That is where you can state that you expect to be the Captain of the waterpolo team, or president of the Pokemon club. You have a tradeoff, trying to get your file seen by the first board, versus having the most complete file you can have. You are going to have to apply online this year, so don't even think about submitting the hard copy application.

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/the-essay-what-does-the-board-want-to-hear/

    hope that helps.
     
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  11. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    You can update your file until the deadline they post for the first board you will be reviewed. After you have been seen by the board the only things you can update is your SAT and ACT scores if you take them again ang get better scores. You can also change your school selections between boards. You cannot add any activities to you application once you have been seen by a board.

    My son just made sure he listed all the activities he assumed he would be doing his senior year, you need to be a bit proactive with the clubs and coaches prior to finalizing you application. You should have at least the first month of your school year to make the changes and additions you need before the deadline for the first board.
     

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