AROTC better than no ROTC?

navybrat

Member
So the dust is still settling after DS TWE to USNA. The school he will likely be attending has offered a decent merit scholarship, but has no NROTC program, only AROTC. If his goal is still to apply to USNA would the AROTC make a difference?
I guess my question really is ... Is it better to do any ROTC program, do no ROTC program, or go to a foundation type school if his goal is still to receive an appointment to USNA next year? (of course assuming he works hard and does well in the appropriate courses).
thanks for any advice!
 

momofmod

Member
Did he complete the AROTC app and go thru the hoops? I'm under the impression it's not one size fits all ROTC, I know my son interviewed NROTC specifically. Sorry if I'm asking a dumb question.

DS USNA 2021 Appointment
 

CatChaser

5-Year Member
My DD was a reapplicant (now c/o 2019). She did not do ROTC at her college. I know they did not offer NROTC, but I think they offered another ROTC. A successful reapplication can be made without ROTC.
 

NavyHoops

Super Moderator
5-Year Member
Grades are the the #1 item as a reapplicant. Showing solid grades in a college program mimicking a Plebe like schedule is what helps boost a reapplicant the most. ROTC isn't a requirement. I think the key is if he likes the idea that he could be commissioned in the Army. He needs to plan as if he is going to spend 4 years at this school. He could end up loving the school, he could get hurt, he could reapply and not get in. So if being in the Army interests him, then sign up for ROTC. If it's Navy all the way then pass on AROTC and plan to work for an OCS spot or research NUPOC options.
 

eljay60

AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR
You can attend AROTC classes without being a scholarship recipient, at least at the schools DS has applied to. It becomes an elective and puts you in contention for campus based scholarships. Whether it will help probably depends on your leadership score
 

navybrat

Member
Did he complete the AROTC app and go thru the hoops? I'm under the impression it's not one size fits all ROTC, I know my son interviewed NROTC specifically. Sorry if I'm asking a dumb question.

DS USNA 2021 Appointment
He did not apply to any ROTC program at all.
 

navybrat

Member
He was just accepted to a great school with NROTC, so there is yet another option! I think he is still digesting it all.
Thanks everyone for your comments and support. This is such a unique road we are traveling on
 

NAAF

Member
He was just accepted to a great school with NROTC, so there is yet another option! I think he is still digesting it all.
Thanks everyone for your comments and support. This is such a unique road we are traveling on
If you do not mind what state are you from?
 

navybrat

Member
He was just accepted to a great school with NROTC, so there is yet another option! I think he is still digesting it all.
Thanks everyone for your comments and support. This is such a unique road we are traveling on
I should be clear... the school has NROTC, he has not applied or interviewed. Just an option hopefully down the road
 
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