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    Ask Me Anything: Rat at Virginia Military Institute

    I'm currently a Rat wrapping up the Ratline, or six month indoctrination process at VMI. Also, a mechanical engineering major and Midshipman 4th Class in the Naval ROTC unit at VMI. Ask me anything!
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    My DS received an AROTC 4-year scholarship and accepted to VMI. He loves the idea of going to VMI, HOWEVER, he knows how prestigious getting into the USNA is. Besides the pros and cons of each school, what would be the pros and cons of being in the Army vs Navy?
  3. J

    VMI Notification

    Has anyone gotten notification regarding VMI as of yet? My son has applied early decision and is anxiously awaiting to hear if he got accepted.
  4. J

    Advance Math Class, Drop or Fail, For VMI and USNA

    My son is applying to AROTC and NROTC scholarships, USNA, VMI and Citadel. He has a 1270 SAT (670 math) and a 3.6 gpa. Leadership classes, Varsity sports, volunteer time, AP classes and so much more. The question I have is what is better to have, a Fail in pre-calculus or not have taken it? Will...
  5. L

    chance of getting into VMI?

    pretty weak resume imo 3.3 UW GPA, 3.6 Weighted 31 ACT I don't know if they just check GPA or rigor of individual courses, but my GPA is low due to electives like french and psychology. My grades in engineering, math and history are good, and science and english grades are ok. 4 ap 9 honors...
  6. seayieldstoknowledge

    VMI Question

    Hello! I have been accepted into VMI, and am excited about going there if I am not accepted into the Coast Guard Academy. I am confused about the VFT at VMI. I have heard a bunch of different things from different people and different websites and am not sure what is accurate or not. 1) If...
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    Timing an Interview

    Hello everyone, I'm an applicant for the 4 year AROTC Scholarship, have an interview question. Is it a set rule everything must be uploaded and have to have interviewee status to interview with PMS? I'm trying to make it for the first board, the problem is, my school is having problems...
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    VMI STP and Scholarship

    Hello everyone, I have a questions about VMI's Summer Transition Program with an AROTC 4 year scholarship. Starting to apply to VMI next Thursday when the app opens and have been competing for the scholarship. VMI is my #1 and hopefully will win a scholarship and get it assigned there...
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    VMI ---> USNA vs staying at VMI

    Hello, I am a first time poster, but long time lurker. This will likely be a long winded post so I thank you in advance for reading this. First, let me just give you some background on me and what my plans are. I just graduated high school and will be attending VMI this fall with the Rat Mass of...
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    Marine Option at VMI

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening, I am currently scheduled to matriculate at VMI this August as a rat of the Rat Mass of 2017+3. I have selected Marine Option as my ROTC choice, and I was hoping that some current/former Marine Option Cadets could answer a few questions. Note that I am on an...
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    Hazing severity

    i am curious of what SMC has the most/worst hazing , i am lead believe the citadel is the most brutal , however any stories or sources would be much appreciated
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    Assortment of Questions Relating to Branching, Scholarships, etc.

    Hello everyone, to start off, I'll say a little about myself. I'm a junior in high school. Currently trying to enlist into the VA Army National Guard as Infantry. Assuming I get in, I'm having a few problems but everything should clear up, I will do split training. So I will go to Amy BCT...
  13. MissO

    ROTC Scholarship - What are my chances?

    I am a 16 year old female, Junior in high school, wishing to serve my country as an Army Officer. I only found out I wanted to take this path about 6 months ago. I don't have the money to afford college on my own, and I'm super unsure about USMA. I honestly do not think they will accept me with...
  14. Keystone_Dad

    Waiting on VMI Regular Decision

    I'm new to this forum and am thrilled there is something like this on the web. Can anyone point me to the acceptance thread for VMI 2020? My DS is waiting for regular decision. His application went in before the Early Action deadline, but he opted for the regular route.
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    VMI and the Citadel Questions

    I am currently applying to the United States Naval Academy, Virginia Military Institute, and the Citadel. I have a full-ride NROTC scholarship and am weighing the pros and cons of VMI and the Citadel in the event that I am not accepted to the Academy. I am currently leaning heavily toward VMI...