Air Force ROTC Scholarships / Admissions - AMA

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  1. AFROTCAdmissions

    AFROTCAdmissions New Member

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    Good afternoon! I'm currently a Scholarships & Admissions Advisor for Air Force ROTC. If you have any questions, please let me know. I will not chance you even though I have the boards.
     
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    Advice sought regarding whether it's worth significantly delaying applying for the HSSP in order to raise the PFT composite score above 93 (run = 11:17/54.8 pts, waist = 30/20.0 pts, push-ups = 49/8.3 pts, sit-ups = 71 / 10.0 pts).

    It's unlikely that the applicant will significantly improve his run during the next month or two, ie unlikely that he will improve his run score by more than a single point at most. Same for push-ups.

    Is it better to move forward with this score and seek to get an interview ASAP, ie before the next board or two, rather than delay the interview in hopes of making a 1- or 2-point increase in the PFT score? Thanks!
     
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    PFA score isn't a big factor. You don't even need to pass it to get a scholarship, you just need to attempt it. 1-2 point increase won't do you much or any good.
     
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    The application process online seems fairly sparse. But the application has a section for required forms and documents to be uploaded. I have scoured the afrotc website but do not see the forms to fill out or upload.
     
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    https://www.afrotc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AFROTC-HSSP-COUNSELOR-CERTIFICATION-FORM.pdf

    https://www.afrotc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/AFROTC-HSSP-PFA-CERTIFICATION-FORM_FY19.pdf
     
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  6. Twins4us

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    DS is a point short on the ACT requirements. He is taking the SAT in October. Is he able to complete his app before the results are in for that test and submit now to get into the first board or does he have to wait to get SAT scores (>1240)?
     
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    You are unable to compete in a board if you are not eligible so he would need to await for the eligible scores.
     
  8. FloridaFirst

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    When should AFROTC scholarship applicants expect to be notified of Board results? The last day of each Board, or some later date? Thank you for any insights.
     
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    Depends on when you applied. There are 7 boards total and the results are released:

    20 Sep
    18 Oct
    15 Nov
    20 Dec
    7 Feb
    6 Mar
    31 Mar
     
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    Hi, my daughter is a strong academic and eligible applicant. She probably over prepared for her interview and she says nerves got the best of her and felt she ranked her interview. Typically she does well- so I thought maybe she exaggerated. She told me the interviewer told her he was going to ask her 10 questions. He asked her three, cut the interview short (45min total I think she was in there) and concluded by saying “I think we are done here”. My question is for a solid competitor package, third generation military, how much weight is the interview? I know they can’t retake it.
     
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    The interview is the most weight. Note 85% of eligible applicants receive scholarships, so your chances are good even if you are at the minimum because the interview holds about 75%.
     
  12. Dadx4

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    Abdominal Circumference is not listed as a requirement on the AFROTC PFA form. Does it need to go on there somewhere? Without any AC points, DD is at 74.6 points, just under passing. Thank you!
     
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    No AC is needed. We will adjust the score accordingly, thus you will end up with 94.6.
     
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    Question about a Type 2 scholarship... My DD was awarded a Type 2 tech scholarship. If she was to attend an in-state school, it appears a Type 7 would be just as good. If she decides on an in-state University, is it possible to convert to a Type 7? It seems it would be just as beneficial or maybe better for her, and free up a Type 2 for someone who would actually benefit from it.
     
  15. Dadx4

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    Two years ago, the AFROTC application allowed Type I scholarship recipients to choose any school with an AFROTC Program. This year, the application asks for a school preference list. Can you tell us how the rank list works and its purpose? If DD receives a Type I or II scholarship, will AFROTC select a school for her from the list, or can DD select any school from her list, or any school she gets accepted to with an AFROTC Program? Thank you!