Hello. Should I apply to the college first before I apply for the ROTC scholarship?
It will depend on which schools you are applying to as well as which branch/board you are applying for. For my daughter it was 50/50. A couple of the schools had rolling admissions so she waited on those just to spread out the process. However if your schools are highly competitive the earlier the better!Hello. Should I apply to the college first before I apply for the ROTC scholarship?
ROTC first. It's a lengthy application process and for AROTC, the 1st of 3 selection boards convenes a month or more before most college apps are even due. The earlier you get yourself certified "board ready" the better off (and less stressed) you'll be. Stuff can happen to delay the ROTC application process that's beyond your control, and potentially make you miss deadlines (i.e. DS rolled an ankle pretty badly during a summer travel lacrosse game, couldn't run for a month, and as a result had to push back his PFT until right before 1st board paperwork was due.) Fortunately things worked out, and he's heading off to join the Orleans Battalion at Tulane on a 4 year AROTC scholarship this fall. Good luck!Hello. Should I apply to the college first before I apply for the ROTC scholarship?