Will NROTC help with Academy application?

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  1. parentofmen

    parentofmen Member

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    Son wants to reapply to the Naval Academy. He did not receive NROTC scholarship (had applied Tier 3 and we understand that none or next to none were given out this year for this Tier). He was accepted to UCLA and UC Berkeley and would like to do NROTC. Found out that if you do "college program" through the universities, the chances of getting a future scholarship are really slim (at least at this point in time) due to budget constraints, and if you do college program you are disqualified from applying for the national 4 or 2-year scholarships. So, question is: is it to his advantage to do the college program in NROTC (w/o scholarship) so he has that to include in his application to the Naval Academy? Or is it better to just take the Naval Science courses offered at the schools (as if you are in the program), work out on your own, do your own extra-curriculars, etc.? Also, does anyone know if college programmers can get a nomination from their unit leaders to the Naval Academy or is that only for those on scholarship?
     
  2. BobMcMahon

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    Why a 3rd Tier major?

    The US Navy's priority in awarding scholarships is to look at Tier 1 majors first and foremost. If you're looking to major is Journalism, History, Literature, Language, etc... the Navy will nearly always pass over you on an NROTC basis. Ships require engineers and other technical managers.

    Also, obviously I don't know what your Math SAT score(s) are, but if they're not above a 550 or 600 you are not proving to the Navy you're "aptitude" for technical training.

    What do you want to do in the Navy?

    Best,
    Bob McMahon
     
  3. The OC Josh

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    It might be different for NROTC

    but, for AROTC if you took the military science classes, you have to work out with them. Working out alone wasn't an option unless a member of a sports team.
     

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