Chances of getting Accepted into VMI

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  1. jessjackjoey

    jessjackjoey Member

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    My DS just received a 4 yr Army ROTC scholarship. Does this increase his chances of getting accepted to VMI?
     
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    My son is a 2nd at VMI on a 3 year AROTC scholarship. I am not aware of it making a difference with admissions but it may be worth a call to admission's to let them know that you have a scholarship and they are first choice.

    Did you son apply early or regular decision? If early, I think he should know in early December.

    Good luck. RAHVAMIL
     
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    Yes he applied early decision.
     
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    I would think he would hear by mid December then if I recall
     
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    JJJ - yes - it should increase your DS' chances to attend VMI. Army awards scholarships based on merit (your DS' record) and also takes into account the 1, 2, or 3 schools your DS listed as his preferred schools. The Army then specifies in the award where the scholarship can be used based on the availability of slots at the schools requested. If the scholarship award includes VMI, that is a very good sign. CONGRATS to your DS. Getting a 4 yr AROTC national scholarship typicalky requires a Service Academy quality record. If memory serves, out of the typical 2500 total national scholarships Army awards each year, about 600 are 4 yr scholarships. He should contact the VMI AROTC department with a respectful email (Mr Atkinson) to let him know of his interest in attending VMI, that he applied "early decision" and has been awarded the 4 yr AROTC scholarship. VMI can be a difficult school to gain entry. They only bring in around 500 each year and many applicants are SA applicants from Northern Virginia with great records that didn't receive an SA appointment. Congrats again and best wishes to you and your DS. VMI is a challenging and great path.
     
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