Army ROTC: not required to include at least one state school?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by educateme, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. educateme

    educateme 5-Year Member

    Nov 7, 2009
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    My son tole me that he did NOT see any requirement on the application site that at least one of the schools he lists on the school of intent form needs to be a state school (in state or not).

    Is this correct? I read somewhere that in other branches, at least one of the top three must be a state school?

    I just want to make sure that we are not making a mistake here.

    thanks for your input in advance
  2. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    No- I don't believe there is a requirement like that for Army ROTC- I've never seen anything that says or even implies that is the case. He can apply to any school that hosts AROTC or has a cross town agreement with an AROTC host school. It's not a bad plan to include a State school but I don't think that is a requirement- if someone else can cite differently- I would be interested to see that in writing.
  3. k2rider

    k2rider 5-Year Member

    Jan 31, 2010
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    Nope....not unless it's changed. We are in California and had:

    1. Univ of Portland
    2. Michigan
    3. Northern AZ
    4. Montana State
    5. North Carolina
    6. Ohio State
    7. Texas

    Number 1, 2 and 4 called my daughter at home before she was ever chosen for scholarship. 4 called days after app sent in. 1 and 2 worked extra hard to get her IMO. She never even bothered to apply at 5, 6 & 7. Four year scholarship was offered at 1, 2 & 3.
  4. bdaMom

    bdaMom 5-Year Member

    Dec 17, 2009
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    In my son's case it was a good thing he put down an in-state school. It was not his 1st choice, but we knew we could not afford out-of-state tuition if the scholarship didn't come through. As it turned out, he did NOT get a 4-year scholarship. The backup plan was to join the Army Reserve and do SMP at the in-state school. While he was at BCT this summer, during the last week of July he was offered a 3-year AD scholarship at the in-state school. We never heard anything from the out-of-state schools.

    So it might be a good idea to have an in-state school to fall back on.

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