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  1. Zargonz

    Bad Situation: I'm Going to Reverse It.

    Rising senior; will be applying for VMI (my first choice) as well as other SMCs this year. I'm from Northern VA, D.C. suburbs. Here's the point: I've got a weighted GPA of 2.9 (2.5 unweighted) thanks to personal issues and a nasty case of teenage depression. I'm probably doomed, but I will not...
  2. V

    When do I choose what ROTC Program I want to enroll in at VMI? Did I do so Accidentally Already?

    I believe that VMI sent me some admissions paperwork, and I put down my intent to enroll in Navy ROTC. However, after re-examining what I wanted to get out of my military service, my parents and I decided that I should do Army ROTC. If the paperwork that they sent me is when I locked-in my...
  3. W

    ranking the difficulty of getting each of the 17 army branches.

    I am planning on commissioning army from VMI and I was wondering how hard it is to branch in something like Finance corps. I am not too interested on branching combat arms or something like transportation, but it’d be interesting to know how competitive all of the possible career options are...
  4. V

    VMI NROTC Commissioning?

    I will be attending VMI this fall (or whenever COVID-19 finally lets up), and I am planning to pursue a commission in the Navy. However, I didn't pick up the 4-year scholarship. I am going in as a Tier 3 Major (History), and I don't want to force myself to pursue a Tier-1 Major because I know...
  5. C

    SMP Cadet Transfer?

    Is it possible for an SMP cadet to transfer to another school? I will be in in the Indiana guard soon, and I plan on attending a local school for my freshman year, after which I plan to apply for the USMA. But if this doesn't work out, I'm interested to know, is it possible for me to transfer to...
  6. J

    Chances of getting into VMI?

    I'm currently a junior and I've wanted to go to VMI for years now, could you guys help me out with any weaknesses I could iron out in an application? Also what are the chances of me getting an appointment? 1310 SAT, 4.22 GPA W, 3.87 UW Lifeguarded for three years Varsity Track/ Cross Country...
  7. G

    Virginia Military Institute Application Chances, Advice, and Questions

    Good morning, afternoon, or evening, I am an out-of-state Florida early decision applicant for the upcoming class. This post is primarily to query this community about my chances at admission to VMI and to ask a few questions. For the past year or so I've read nearly every VMI post on this...
  8. N

    VMI Admissions Advice

    Good Evening everyone, I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide any advice that would be helpful as I finish up my application up for VMI. I am 17 years old, I currently reside in NY, and I am applying to VMI Regular Decision (I will be applying to other schools as a back up but this...
  9. 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...
  10. M

    What are my chances of getting in to VMI???

    I’ve been scrolling around the internet forever trying to see my chances of getting into VMI and I’m hoping to get some solid advice here. I’m a rising senior, getting ready to apply soon (early decision) I’m a white female, 3.2 gpa, 1200 sat I do marching band, and have a high position of...
  11. T

    Am I Making a Mistake

    Hey, I’m a student that was accepted to two SMC’s but didn’t achieve the scholarship because of lower PT scores. Since denial, I’ve worked on and continue to make progress on improving in this category. As of right now, I’ve been accepted into my state scholar’s college with more than a full...
  12. Pololive5

    VMI vs Citadel

    I was recently accepted into both schools an am having a bit of trouble deciding between the two. Both schools have some big and little advantages over the other. I contacted both ROOs and both said I was competitive for a 3 year AROTC scholarship. My Father said that he is willing to give me...
  13. J

    Accepted to VMI but AFROTC waiver denied?

    Hello, recently I was accosted to the co 2023 for VMI. But for my DODMERB for the other SAs and the hs AFROTC had me medically disqualified. I was only able to get a waiver from USAFA recently, and got denied a waiver from AFROTC. Should I even continue with the final checklist for VMI? I was...
  14. C76706340

    Questions from the Incoming Rat Mass of 2020+3?

    Good Evening, This is directed towards the members of the Incoming Rat Mass of 2020+3: Hello! I'm currently a 4th Class Cadet at VMI, and I was wondering if any of you had questions regarding life at the Institute as a new cadet (RAT). As a 4th, I am by no means an expert on the ins and outs...
  15. Osprey

    On campus AFROTC scholarships

    After reading the material online I have a pretty good handle on the national Air Force ROTC scholarship process, but haven’t found much information about on campus Air Force ROTC scholarships. How are these selections made and how difficult are they to come by? All else being equal (gpa...
  16. Laurantwins

    Where to stay - visiting VMI in October

    Looking for hotel or vrbo recommendations! We'll be in Lexington for VMI Open House on October 25-26. I'm wondering if it's best to stay in town - I saw a couple of hotels within walking distance of VMI - or outside of town. I also saw some vrbo/airbnb cabins on the outskirts of town. Where...
  17. B

    VMI Regimental Band & Extracurricular Activities?

    How much time does the VMI Regimental Band take out of you're schedule?? How often are practice during a typical week and how often are there marching performances and long distance trips??? Do you have to join the Regimental Band first in order to join other musical bands like the Commander's...
  18. B

    VMI Ratline & PT

    What are some of the specific exercises that VMI Cadre make rats do during the ratline? How many reps and how many sets? How often? How can I best prepare in terms of muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance before I matriculate this fall? Would maxing out my VMI Fitness Test or APFT help...
  19. B

    Best Way to Avoid being a lousy "Butter Bar" 2nd LT after ROTC & SA??

    Does anyone have any good advice on how to best prepare in Army ROTC to become a decent Infantry Platoon Officer and to avoid bad "butter bar" lieutenant mistakes?? What are some common mistakes that newly commissioned 2nd lieutenants make after completing ROTC and Service Academies? Would it be...
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