Ask me any Questions about AROTC scholarships and applying.

catlover99

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What would you say is the most difficult and/or time consuming part of the application process? (Interview, PFT, something else, etc)?
 

Jmazziot

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Do you mind sharing your stats from high school used when applying?
Hello, I received a 4year scholarship to vmi this past fall on the 1st board.
Gpa: 3.7/ 4.2 weighted
Act: 30 (super scored)
Sat: 1260
Pft :
Push-ups- 60
Sit ups- 52
Mile run- 5:08
President of key club
Captain of xc team
Hopefully this helps
 

alpha2716

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What would you say is the most difficult and/or time consuming part of the application process? (Interview, PFT, something else, etc)?
I think writing the essays was the most time consuming. Maybe not difficult though. Its just the questions aren't clichés and they really make you think.
 

alpha2716

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Do you mind sharing your stats from high school used when applying?
GPA: 4.0 unweighted
ACT Score: 28

Various community service
Sports: Didnt have any

Work: Non paid apprenticeship at local hospital

Activities: See attachment1497449884661.png


Pushups: Around 60 cant remember
Situps: Around 60 cant remmber
Mile run: Around 7:10

Interview: I think it went pretty well.
 

WXH1

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What do you recommend wearing to interview? A Suit or JROTC Uniform?
 

alpha2716

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Jmazziot

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What do you recommend wearing to interview? A Suit or JROTC Uniform?
I wore a suit for my interview, although I probably could've gotten away with less. I always think it's better to over dress rather than under dress whenever your trying to impress somebody, but that's just my opinion.
 

ProudDad17

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My DS wore a suit too for his NROTC interview. I think making the extra effort shows that this is important to you and that you are taking it seriously. The JROTC uniform would be fine too, just be sure it is immaculately pressed, with no loose threads and that everything is straight. Bottom line is the content of your interview is the most important thing. Practice and be prepared for it. That being said, the first impression you make with your appearance can set the tone for the interview and the way your answers are received.
 

AROTC-dad

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The dress can depend on the regional environment too.
A polo and Khakis might be okay at U of Hawaii, whereas a suit and tie would be far more acceptable at Georgetown.
 

Jcleppe

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Can't agree more with AROTC-dad, the environment plays a part.

I'll just toss this out there for comparison.

My older so interviewed at the University of Washington, the flagship school in our state, he wore slacks and a collared shirt, no tie. After the interview they gave him a short tour of the offices and there were a number of current cadets in the office. There must have been an interview just before my son's appointment because as we walked around we overheard a group of cadets laughing and saying that at least this kid didn't show up in a JROTC uniform. While wearing that uniform may seem like a good idea, it may not be received by others as well as you might think.

Younger son spent a weekend at the ROTC battalion where he had scheduled his interview, he participated in morning PT and when finished the PMS had him come to his office for the interview. Son did his interview in shorts and a T-shirt.
 

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I agree with @Jcleppe on the JROTC issue. There is a bit of "snickering" among college ROTC cadets about JROTC cadets over-doing it with their past glories. Right or wrong, I don't recommend interviewing in a JROTC uniform with a PMS. I know sometimes it works for a congressional MOC interview, but the environment and interviewers are very different there.
 
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