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Old 5th September 2012
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Getting back "on topic,"
What was the Topic?
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What was the Topic?
"to see where everyone else was in the process, and what their status is"

At least, that was what I thought it was. Correct me if I am wrong.

The board appears to be moving out on the current applications. The thread I referenced, may provide some insight on what you are hearing (or not hearing). Apparently, when you receive a "Selection Status" reference in the "Scholarship Selection/Placement System" it means that your application has been processed and a board (in this case the first board) has made their review. Under the "Selection Status" section you should see one of three things: (1) Nothing (which may be good news); (2) a statement that "no selection has been made on your applicaton" (e.g., your application was reviewed but not picked); or (2) a statement that you have not been selected.
At this time, if you do not have a "Selection Status" reference, I believe that it means that your application was not reviewed (maybe submitted too late or not complete) by the first board.
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Hoping to start an official thread for all students who are applying for an NROTC scholarship entering college in the fall of 2013. I thought this post would be a good way for applicants to see where everyone else was in the process, and what their status is.

So far for me, I submitted my application early this month with everything completed, and I am waiting to hear back.

Please post any questions or information you think is necessary for this thread! Good luck to everyone applying for this years NROTC scholarship.
I think that information on school choice is on topic for the original post.

School choice matters now for both parents and students because they are in the midst of preparing applications. It's something that can be researched now while in waiting mode and put into action now in college applications. When I was at swearing in for my 4/C a couple of weeks ago, the topic of conversation among the parents was about the various school choice adventures that got our kids to that Unit.

The board has either met, or it hasn't. Some have either been selected for scholarships or not. Conjecture is interesting and completely understandable but it doesn't change anything or help anyone prepare. It could be that the thread from three years ago has relevant information on how to guess if an application has gone before the board. One of our kids is a 1/C so we were in that group of waiting parents but I don't remember if we saw any pattern in the change. I don't remember a change for our 2/C or 4/C either so maybe I'm just not observant enough.
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I think that information on school choice is on topic for the original post.

School choice matters now for both parents and students because they are in the midst of preparing applications. It's something that can be researched now while in waiting mode and put into action now in college applications. When I was at swearing in for my 4/C a couple of weeks ago, the topic of conversation among the parents was about the various school choice adventures that got our kids to that Unit.

The board has either met, or it hasn't. Some have either been selected for scholarships or not. Conjecture is interesting and completely understandable but it doesn't change anything or help anyone prepare. It could be that the thread from three years ago has relevant information on how to guess if an application has gone before the board. One of our kids is a 1/C so we were in that group of waiting parents but I don't remember if we saw any pattern in the change. I don't remember a change for our 2/C or 4/C either so maybe I'm just not observant enough.
It appeared to me that this thread was tracking the status of applications. Seems a little late to be talking about schools although it seemed to me that was where this thread was going. If that was what the thread was for, I suggest that the decision be made quickly as your DS or DD's application was definitely not vetted at the first board and his/her application may not make it in time for the next one.

For the rest of you, check the status of your DS/DD's application. If the application had no missing items, you should see an updated status.
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Getting back "on topic," it looks like the board met the last week in August and made their decisions on the first batch of applicants. If you have a "Selection Status" line on your application status and its blank, it may be good news.

This 2009 Service Academy Forum thread seems to have the best outline of what to expect in the next several months:

http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/...ication+status
Thanks, hopefully some people will start seeing a new status to reflect the boards decision.

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I applied in May 2012 since my college credits would count against me after the spring semester. Interview is done, everything is turned in. The status on my NROTC login page says that my application has been processed. I am now waiting for a decision. Does anyone know another student that has his or her results for the 2013 application?
Haven't heard anything yet, am going to check the application status once I get home. I believe I submitted mine too late for it to have been reviewed, as I didn't get it in until the beginning-middlish part of August (do not remember the exact date).
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I have also been told that the first review board sometimes doesn't select many applicants unless they are very very strong. But I was only told this, so I have no confirmation that it is correct.
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I recently found this summary on the NROTC Scholarship process on the NC State website. I only wish that I would have seen it earlier as its the best summary of what my DS has gone through to date in the application process.

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http://www.ncsu.edu/navy_rotc/Visito...ion%20info.pdf

Below is an exerpt from the document that addresses the Navy's selection process:

"Scholarship selection boards for the Navy meet about a dozen or more times (depending on the total number of applications) throughout the year with the first board usually convening in late August/early September. Marine Corps scholarship selection boards are held in November and February. Each board will review approximately 500 applications and they are reviewed in the order in which they are received. For this reason, you want to make every effort to have all of your application complete by early August so that you will be reviewed as early as possible. By August, there are usually 2,000 to 3,000 applications completed so if you’re just finishing in the September timeframe, you may not be reviewed until several months later. The selection board ―scores‖ all of the applications it reviews based on everything contained in the application and then selects the top hundred or so highest scoring applications. Those not selected are automatically rolled to the next board which would meet about a month later and select another hundred or so applications. In this manner, about 1,800 to 1,900 students will ultimately be selected over the course of the year (the last board meets in April) out of the roughly 8,000 to 10,000 that apply. This represents around a 20 percent acceptance rate, though it varies by year."
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AMS,

Thanks for the link. I think it is important for candidates to realize how competitive it is.

For NROTC candidates, remember a large percentage of SA candidates apply for ROTC scholarship as plan B. Take the time if you are only a NROTC candidate and not an SA candidate to peek over at the SA threads regarding their stats too. They will be your competition too.

Additionally, the reason they are important is many of them that are awarded a scholarship, can hold onto it until they report for I-Day. If they hold onto the scholarship, that money is spoken for, and the pot of gold is reduced. NROTC will assume they will activate the scholarship come next summer until they are told the candidate went SA. In the 4 yrs here, I would say the majority of SA candidates spend more time on the SA boards @ this time, because the scholarship is plan B, it is only in Dec. do they start thinking about plan B becoming plan A. Usually when the appointment list starts to grow. Thus, that is when they start investigating ROTC more and post on ROTC forums.

This is also true for A/AFROTC.
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Quick question - I'm hoping someone can give me some feedback as to the process. My DS submitted his application in July, had his interview in early August but now a month later his on-line application status still shows his interview and forms(the ones they sign at the interview) are "items waiting to be processed".

Is this normal? He has made a call about two weeks ago to the PO who has been extremely helpful to date who advised not to worry about it.

Please advise.
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swimmom,

Re-read AMS's post. It is 1st in 1st out. If his contact says don't worry, don't worry.

It takes time to process everyone.
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By August, there are usually 2,000 to 3,000 applications completed so if you’re just finishing in the September timeframe, you may not be reviewed until several months later.
2-3K by August. That's a lot! 2-3K applicants and assume they spend 10 minutes per candidate updating the file. That is 30K minutes. Do the math. 40 hrs a week, leaves 750 manpower hours for 1 person.

Deep breaths, because as AMS stated many are re-boarded, this is a hard yr emotionally.
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