1. Z

    Under Waiver Review vs Under DoDMERB Review

    Hi! I applied to 3 academies and NROTC. I have a medical disqualification and received a waiver for both USNA and USAFA. NROTC is still pending—for weeks my status said “Under Waiver Review”. Just recently my status for NROTC has changed to “Under DoDMERB Review”. What is the difference between...
  2. Therese_In_Denver

    "ISR" NROTC Award comes with a pretty big Catch-22

    This morning, DS got a call from his NROTC recruiter saying that he must make his decision by Monday 1/6. Accept the "Immediate Scholarship Reservation" or decline the scholarship and "take his chances" waiting on USNA. This is not a case of an 18 year old misunderstanding... I was standing...
  3. hbrady

    ROTC Interview Tips

    Before my NROTC Interview I was looking through the forums for any advice I could find. Most threads weren’t up to date and there wasn’t a lot of information about what women should wear for the interview, so I thought that I’d drop my two-cents here. Interview Tips Be overqualified This may...
  4. 8

    Senior Military Schools and NSI

    Hello all, I am currently a NROTC MO scholarship holder at a senior military school. Last summer we were notified that we would be going to NSI and then later notified we would not be going. That made sense considering we would receive extremely similar training/stress-testing during our 4th...
  5. T

    NROTC Question

    Hi, I am currently a senior applying for the NROTC scholarship but have a few questions. I understand that we are supposed to list 5 of the schools that you want the scholarship to in the application. Knowing that I have to apply to all five of the schools, my question is what happens if I get...
  6. D

    NROTC Essay

    If someone could read over my essay and provide any feedback, that would be awesome! Discuss your reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer. Specifically comment on leadership positions you've held, the challenges you have faced and the lessons you have learned. (2500 characters) I am...
  7. P


    Hello all, this is my first post but I couldn't decide whether to study at usna or nortc. I want to be swo. So I asked for your advice
  8. jcobbdawg

    denied travel reimbursement

    DS flew from San Diego to Georgia for a few weeks before he reported to Norwich U so he flew from San Diego to Orlando to Vermont. He was denied travel reimbursement because his flight had to be direct from San Diego to his school. Is there anyway around that like an average flight travel...
  9. N

    NROTC RL Service Assignment

    Hello all, I am currently a 3rd year student in the NROTC program and I will be submitting my service assignment package in about one year. Has anyone here had any experience with attempting to be assigned to a Restricted Line (RL) designator? It's no secret that most NROTC accessions are...
  10. S


    Hello all, I am currently a freshman and re-applicant to USNA attending a 4 year university in California and I am enrolled in our school's NROTC program. I have molded my schedule around what a plebe at USNA might take, including Calculus, Chemistry (with lab), and an English Comp. class and...
  11. A

    NROTC Scholarship and Reapplication to USNA

    Hello, I have a question regarding the reapplication process to USNA and the acceptance of an NROTC scholarship. I am currently applying to the Naval Academy for the class of 2024. If I don't get an appointment, my plan B is to apply for a 4-year NROTC scholarship and reapply to the Naval...
  12. W

    Swearing In

    So, kind of a dumb question, but I'm swearing into my unit on a two-year Navy Advanced Standing contract and I was wondering, how many parents attend their college Junior's swearing-in to the Midshipman Battallion? Is it weird if my parents come?
  13. F

    Initial PFT

    Howdy y’all I know that to activate the Marine option scholarship at the start of freshman year we must pass a PFT. Does it need to be a 1st class score?
  14. P

    Trouble emailing NROTC recruiter

    I have been having trouble emailing with my recruiter. My recruiter stated that an email would be sent along with many attachments and due to the content included in the email it often gets placed in a persons spam or trash folders. He recommended that I decrease my security settings on my email...
  15. W

    What to Expect

    I just picked up a two-year Advanced Standing contract with the Navy ROTC, what can I expect to happen next, or timelines related to things such as DoDMERB? The only thing I know so far is to report to my unit when I return to school to sign some papers, as my CO said over the phone. Thank you...
  16. P

    Any tips on what I should work to improve on?

    GPA - 3.9/4.33 (Taken or will take "hard" AP's before graduation such as Chem, Physics 1, Physics C, Calculus, Psych, United States History, Environmental Science, Human Geography) Act - 33 super score (32 Math/English/Reading, 35 Science, 8 writing) Wrestling JV - 10th grade V- 11th, 12th...
  17. U

    NROTC Educational Delay?

    I’ve seen that Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC both have (very selective) educational delay programs set in place for cadets seeking out post-undergrad education specifically for Med and Law school— see...
  18. MinnMom

    NROTC Parents 2023

    Any parents interested in a closed FB group for our incoming 2023 class of NROTC students? I'd find that useful and will start if others would also find beneficial. If yes, send me a personal message here and I'll start one. Include your email address so I can send an invite.
  19. jcobbdawg

    Scholarship uniform stipend

    DS received the NROTC National Scholarship and I know he will get reimbursed for the uniform fee. He is attending Norwich which is a Corps of Cadet SMA. Will he be refunded the full costs of the uniform fee (roughly $2300) or just the portion of Navy uniforms he receives? TIA
  20. W

    Board Decisions

    I know that all scholarships are handled by a board at NSTC, headed by Admiral Bernacchi, but how are contracts (commissions without the tuition) handled? I've heard some say that the same board decides those as well, or that the board sees the number of applicants each year and issues the...