Air Force ROTC Scholarships / Admissions - AMA

PAproud

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My son is going for his interview within the next 2 weeks, is there any questions or resources I should go over with him?
Perhaps others can give reccs on resources or prep items, as I am no expert in this area. Our son was fortunate to have been offered a Type 1 award after the first board. We are not a military family so we had no background in this area. That said what I can offer is what I told him..." Don't over think an interview , the person you are and your own nature are what got you the interview in the first place. You have been successful to this point in life being exactly who you are, so why be anything different? Go in there be the respectful, humble but confident person who you are and speak from your heart. " Obviously that worked out for him. Not to over simplify things but I think if any kid can be confident in his own self he has any interview licked.
What I can say is the officer who interviewed him essentially spent 50% of the hour just talking to my son and doing all the speaking, explaining the AirForce, ROTC etc..the last 30 mins was question which actually seemed to be read directly off a script. (I know this because I was able to hear it sitting in the lobby) . I don't feel the actual answers provided really mattered as much as the style and the confidence with which you answered. Look people in the eye, don't fidgit in your seat, feel comfortable in your clothes etc..I'm sure your son will do fine! In a nutshell I would say don't add more things to his plate in the next 2 weeks rather spend it building and validating his confidence . Best of luck.
 

kinnem

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5-Year Member
There are plenty of threads on here that cover interview questions. Use the search function.
 

FallGirl

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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.
Hello, I have a few questions. My son has his interview coming up. The directions state to print out his activity page. He’s read some posts that state you should also create and bring your resume?
Why doesn’t the application include their senior year classes and activities? Due to a mil move, his current HS has more activities, more opportunities for him to have a job and volunteer opportunities beginning at the end of his junior year. Can he still bring these up at the interview?
His father is a an AD Naval Officer who’ll be taking him to the interview, would it be proper for him to wear his uniform?
Thank you!
 
Hello, I have a few questions. My son has his interview coming up. The directions state to print out his activity page. He’s read some posts that state you should also create and bring your resume?
Why doesn’t the application include their senior year classes and activities? Due to a mil move, his current HS has more activities, more opportunities for him to have a job and volunteer opportunities beginning at the end of his junior year. Can he still bring these up at the interview?
His father is a an AD Naval Officer who’ll be taking him to the interview, would it be proper for him to wear his uniform?
Thank you!
My three kids all brought a resume, but I think only one interview truly reviewed it (they all received scholarships). So, I'd suggest bringing one - it can't hurt. But your son can verbally discuss issues resulting from mil moves.
As for the dad showing up, the interviewer will know about his dad's service, so showing up in uniform doesn't add anything, at least in my humble opinion. All of our kids drove themselves to all interviews (ROTC, Congressional noms, Academies). May I ask why your son isn't going by himself?
 

FallGirl

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My three kids all brought a resume, but I think only one interview truly reviewed it (they all received scholarships). So, I'd suggest bringing one - it can't hurt. But your son can verbally discuss issues resulting from mil moves.
As for the dad showing up, the interviewer will know about his dad's service, so showing up in uniform doesn't add anything, at least in my humble opinion. All of our kids drove themselves to all interviews (ROTC, Congressional noms, Academies). May I ask why your son isn't going by himself?
Hello, TY for your reply and information. We live in an extremely rural area and his interview will be far away. We don’t trust his car to make it and decided to make a day out of it and visit the “city!” Ha!
 
Hello, TY for your reply and information. We live in an extremely rural area and his interview will be far away. We don’t trust his car to make it and decided to make a day out of it and visit the “city!” Ha!
Sounds fun actually - good excuse for the trip. :) Good luck to your son!
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Why doesn’t the application include their senior year classes and activities?
The only answer is just because that's the way AFROTC works. It's their program. They can make the rules. On the plus side everyone else is facing the same 'disadvantages' because senior year activities are not considered. AROTC and NROTC will take his senior year into account... because that's how they run their programs.
 
Hello, I have a few questions. My son has his interview coming up. The directions state to print out his activity page. He’s read some posts that state you should also create and bring your resume?
Why doesn’t the application include their senior year classes and activities? Due to a mil move, his current HS has more activities, more opportunities for him to have a job and volunteer opportunities beginning at the end of his junior year. Can he still bring these up at the interview?
His father is a an AD Naval Officer who’ll be taking him to the interview, would it be proper for him to wear his uniform?
Thank you!
It's good to have a resume.

Application doesn't include senior year and classes because application opens in June. Those who apply in June won't have any activities senior year because school might have barely started.
 

FallGirl

New Member
It's good to have a resume.

Application doesn't include senior year and classes because application opens in June. Those who apply in June won't have any activities senior year because school might have barely started.
Thank you! One more question, his interview is 11/20, if he passes, will it be enough time to be considered for the 12/16 board?
 

elwha22

Member
Do High School students apply for AFROTC as Juniors or Seniors? I saw in an earlier post that the application opens in June. Is this for incoming 2020 or 2021 college students?
 

FallGirl

New Member
Do High School students apply for AFROTC as Juniors or Seniors? I saw in an earlier post that the application opens in June. Is this for incoming 2020 or 2021 college students?
Students started applying the summer before their senior year for the upcoming Fall 2020 school year.
 

FallGirl

New Member
My DS has an interview next Tuesday the 12th. Would he still make the November 15 board?
According to the AFROTCAdmissions post in the beginning of this thread, 11/15 is when the board results are released. The board meets the 5 days prior to the release of results date. My guess is your son would be in the 12/16 board.
 

elwha22

Member
Is it true that a student can go out of state on ROTC scholarship and be charged in state tuition in the cases where they may still have to cover some tuition costs?
 

kinnem

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5-Year Member
Is it true that a student can go out of state on ROTC scholarship and be charged in state tuition in the cases where they may still have to cover some tuition costs?
Uhhh.... that's pretty much a contradiction in terms. For AROTC all tuition will be covered whether you're attending in-state or out-of-state, unless you take the room and board option. Some fees may not be covered but those costs do not usually depend on whether you're an in-state or out-of state student. Same thing for NROTC except they don't have a "room and board"option.

For AFROTC, which I don't pretend to be an expert on, I suppose you could end up in this situation. Regardless, whether a school charges you in-state tuition because you are in a ROTC program is entirely up to the school. Some few do, most don't. You would need to contact the bursar's office at the college to determine what they will be charging for tuition.
 

elwha22

Member
One additional question -
Uhhh.... that's pretty much a contradiction in terms. For AROTC all tuition will be covered whether you're attending in-state or out-of-state, unless you take the room and board option. Some fees may not be covered but those costs do not usually depend on whether you're an in-state or out-of state student. Same thing for NROTC except they don't have a "room and board"option.

For AFROTC, which I don't pretend to be an expert on, I suppose you could end up in this situation. Regardless, whether a school charges you in-state tuition because you are in a ROTC program is entirely up to the school. Some few do, most don't. You would need to contact the bursar's office at the college to determine what they will be charging for tuition.
Got it. Thanks :) We'll contact the school before applying.
 
Hello, I am a high schooler and desperately wanted to go the Air Force ROTC route but only got a 1210 on my SAT, is it even worth applying since 1240 seems to be the dead minimum, thanks!
 
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