DS was just told today that he was being put in for an upgrade to 3.5 years, and to expect to be notified by the end of the year.My son is an AROTC 3 year AD winner. If available when do colleges usually upgrade to the 3.5 year. Is anyone hearing whether the budgets are allowing for that this year?
Thanks, my son is 3rd BDE, I know when he was looking the PMS talked about upgrades. He is having conversations with ROO and XO but I thought I would through it on here so he didn't become a pest and we could try to track what is going on out there.Upgrades vary by ROTC BDEs. 2BDE typically does not give upgrades and uses the money to create more scholarships.
This is what my son's school did he freshman year. One of his roommates was awarded a 3 year. I think last year they may have done both, seemed like they had a lot of campus based added last year for AROTC.Last year my son's school submitted upgrades in October, the cadets were notified by email during winter break (December)
Depending on your school they may use that money to offer MS1s 3yr scholarships rather than upgrades to 3.5 yr
Did your son get the upgrade? My son was told he was being submitted also, but then the school wasn't awarded any. Sigh.My son is an AROTC 3 year AD winner. If available when do colleges usually upgrade to the 3.5 year. Is anyone hearing whether the budgets are allowing for that this year?