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    College Program NROTC accepted to USNA - drop NROTC?

    My advice would be not to drop NROTC. If anything, take a lighter load with classes (perhaps too late for that), but the physical and leadership opportunities the NROTC unit will continue to provide during the spring semester shouldn't be overlooked. Perhaps he is not having that great of...
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    Wait List/TWE last year to Appointment this year

    I had tears in my eyes reading this. Amazing perseverance in pursuit of your goal! Hope you continue to share your story and inspire others along the way. Thank you for giving back to this forum - that's what makes this community so special.
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    Class of 2022 DIY USNA Appointment Thread

    Congratulations to college re-applicants (20Navy22 and izyizy83686)! Hope to see this appoitnment list grow with all the rest of us who are at it for the 2nd time! Great perseverance and determination to achieve your goal!
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    Help with parents please?

    Thanks for posting these videos! The summer trainings opportunities are awesome. My guess is parents that are opposed to their kids attending ROTC just don't know enough about military or opportunities available. My advice would be to share information and educate them, in a way that doesn't...
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    Class of 2021 USNA Appointment Thread

    Wow! That is great news! Your DS was a college reapplicant, right? This gives hope to all of us college reapplicants next year... I hope your DS is saying "Hell, YES, I am interested!!!"
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    Should I Be Worried?

    My 2 cents from being around USNA alums, is that plebe year is challenging enough, you do not need to complicate things further by taking fairly advanced classes in your first year. I would imagine most plebes would be taking Calculus 1 and you want to validate Calculus 2? If it were me, I...
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    NROTC Board Review Schedule

    Agreed with NavyNola. I wouldn't put the deposits at all 5 schools. Pick the school you want to go to and and then, if you receive the scholarship at another school, look to transfer the scholarship to your no. 1 school.
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    Someone please tell me this is "Fake News"

    Capt MJ, you certainly have some stories to tell! Enjoyed reading this... I imagine you have stories that would fill a book or two! There are parallels in the civilian world as well, when certain violations are raised to those higher ups... Although I admit, I haven't come across anything as...
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    A Question for College Reapplicants about Plan B

    Here are my 2 cents along the lines of some of the other contributors. 1) Take the ease of commuting for interviews with congressman/ senators out of the equation (you can do a phone interview and some may chose to give you a nomination without an interview possibly). 2) Significantly discount...
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    Where is Everyone Taking Their ROTC Scholarship?!?!?! (Any Branch)

    Congratulations Mitty to your DS! Great plan B!
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    Where is Everyone Taking Their ROTC Scholarship?!?!?! (Any Branch)

    Thanks. Good information to have here
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    Attending a School on NROTC Hopes (Georgia Tech)

    agree with T.Valiant. Start with GT real cost for the first year by contacting the unit and asking what can be done in terms of scholarships for the freshman year. Afterwards, you can apply for a 3 year NROTC scholarship.
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    Class of 2021 USNA Appointment Thread

    Vilatzt, we are all so proud of you! Huge congratulations! You have been so helpful to so many candidates, balanced and reasonable. I would love to continue to hearing from you how your plebe summer goes, your learnings, successes and disappointments! Your hard work clearly has paid out and you...
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    USMMA - Concerns

    I am reading these posts with the goal of becoming more educated about the academy so that I can talk to my DS about applying to USMMA along with re-applying to USNA. I have been reading the posts and talking to USNA graduates who regret how little they knew about USMMA back in the day, and that...
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    Wait List

    I didn't realize it was you! There was another parent also, her son declined USAFA to reapply to USNA...
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    Wait List

    i agree with the above post. in fact, there is a parent on the forum here with someone who was waitlisted to USNA, declined an appointment at another academy because couldn't give up on USNA dream (and it's impossible to transfer academies), reapplied to USNA and was appointed for the class of...
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    reapplying for nomination

    I think as a college reapplicant, your goal should be to receive the nominations from all sources for which you are eligible (including both senators and congressman) and NROTC, if you are doing that. That means 4 nominations. Also, work hard to be a principal nominee for your sources. As I...
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    applying to SA's in college

    Agree with retaking the ACT and SAT as much as needed over the next few months all the way till September.. That's my advice for DS. What else can be more important than working on improving your application (by which I mean test scores and CFA) during the time period of April - August? Unless...
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    Rotc scholarship change?

    Congratulations on the upgrade! Wonderful news and well deserved by those who are willing to serve our country.
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    Where is Everyone Taking Their ROTC Scholarship?!?!?! (Any Branch)

    Congratulations TexasSoccerMom. I understand Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M graduates the highest number (or closest to it) of officers outside of service academies.